Expert in Apparel Productivity, Ethical Compliance and Quality Management in Underdeveloped Countries
Expert ID: 727843 South Africa
More recently he was recruited by Booze Alan to provide expertize to the Serbian Enterprise Development Program, which he did for 3 years, advising and guidiong apparel companies there how to improve productivity and quality.
Over decades of sewing in underdeveloped countries he has created a quality improvement program that does not require much capital expenditure yet yields excellent results.
He is a creative problem solver and a strong motivator and trainer.
USAid......Serbian Enterprise Development Project. Was the primary consultant to the apparel/textile cluster on this capacity building project. This involved in visiting and providing consulting serices to over 50 client companies in country, conducting seminars and industry-wide meetings.Project for VFCorp to set up and manage a world-wide apparel quality and ethical compliance program at a licensee of theirs (Kikomo of NY).
Wrote the manuals and standards, went to Asia to recruit and train selected staff, and then deployed them around SE Asia. Monitored the program on site and remotely until it was run in and going smoothly.Gemline Inc. Wrote quality manuals for the bag/luggage division and then the apparel division, and trained their inspectors to perform these tasks.
|Year: 1959||Degree: MBA||Subject: Business||Institution: London School of Economcis|
|Year: 1957||Degree: B.Comm||Subject: Economics and business||Institution: University of Cape Town|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: Southern New Hampshire University||Title: Adjunct Professor||Department: Continuing Education||Responsibilities: Teach adult learners.|
|Years: 1999 to 2009||Employer: New Hampshire Technicl Institute||Title: Adjunct Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Taught undergraduste students|
|Years: 2004 to 2008||Employer: Serbain Enterprise Development Program||Title: Consultant advisor||Department:||Responsibilities: Visited cleints to advise them how build capacity and improve quality with little capital expenditure.
Made 7 trips of about 3 weeks each to Serbia, and worked with over 50 client companies.
|Years: 1997 to 1998||Employer: Kikomo||Title: Independent consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Set up world wide quality assurance and ethical compliance program. (see above in written section).|
|Years: 1996 to 1999||Agency: USAid||Role: Advisor||Description: Worked in Serbia as apparel consultant on USAid project there.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Summary||Summary: I have worked on the ground in 45 countries producing apparel.
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe.
|Associations / Societies|
|Was a Senior member of ASQ until 5 years ago.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Many articles on quality and general economics issues, e.g. Apparel Magazine|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Has provided expert witness services in 2 lawsuits involving apparel.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Quality assurance and productivity training for inspectors and factory management.
Introduced unique productivity and quality protocols and trained factory personnel to use these.
College professor for over 10 years.
|Previously managed huge sourcing programs but not in the last decade.|
|Coming from the underdevelopd world and having produced goods in 45 countries, he has unique perspectives on what works and how to achieve it.|
Fields of Expertise
American Society for Quality Control, apparel quality control, apparel regulation, apparel standard, clothing industry, garment, garment bar coding, garment processing, manufacturing quality assurance, manufacturing quality control, quality, quality assurance, quality assurance management system, quality control, fashion, quality statistical method, fashion industry, garment contractor sourcing, garment company startup, garment product development, production sewing, garment cutting, polyester fabric, linen, acceptable quality level, quality evaluation, printing quality control, tolerance design, wear testing, sportswear, circular knitting, fabric surface property, fabric manufacturing, garment discoloring, textile quality control, industrial color quality control, denim, acceptance sampling, quality standard, statistical quality control, quality improvement, sewing machine, total quality control, quality management, fabric, color quality control, clothing manufacturing, clothing, apparel fabric