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Expert in Textile & Apparel Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732370 United Kingdom

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Expert’s practical skills and application include the majority of manufacturing processes, including corporate finance, project costing, logistics and planning, cutting, sewing, finishing, quality, and distribution. He is qualified as a Qualified Instructor/Practitioner in GSD (General Sewing Data) and MTM (methods-time measurement). He is also qualified in Corporate Costing System, database design, and corporate financial management and planning. Expert is well versed in Six Sigma project management, as well as the 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Systemize, Sustain) methodology. Expert is highly experienced in ethical manufacturing; compliance procedures; auditing; customer/buyer liaison; merchandising, procurement and sales management; fiscal management and accountability; management systems, procedures and training; performance data collection, evaluation and reporting; yield optimization; equipment utilization and distribution; payment systems evaluation, design, implementation and maintenance; industrial engineering (traditional/modern innovative techniques, measuring safety, productivity, quality and delivery); management capability assessment (ethics, safety, quality, equipment, productivity, materials handling, warehousing and logistics); and quality essentials including customer compliance, assurance, and control. Expert is also highly experienced in the full automation process—from design to production, this spans the receiving of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods. His work experience includes tenure as Project Director, General Manager and Director of Operations for four different international casual wear/knits/wovens manufacturers. His responsibilities at those locales included, among others, identifying, assessing, and selecting raw material suppliers; and streamlining supply chain logistics and procedures. Expert has also spent a decade as VP of Operations for a textile manufacturing consulting group, where his authority covered marketing, sales, recruiting, training, installation scheduling, service quality, after-sales support and product development. His educational background is in mechanical engineering.

Expert spent a decade as VP of Operations for a Textile Manufacturing consulting group, where he was responsible for marketing, sales, recruiting, training, installation scheduling, service quality, after-sales support and product development.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Director Department: (All) Responsibilities: At this eponymous productivity service, Expert handles managerial assignments with a focus on major corporate projects and change management. This work takes place both in the UK and offshore, principally involved in raising corporate profile, improving efficiency and quality, and effecting and managing change.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: Fashion Product Group (Bangladesh) Title: Project Director Department: (All): Casual wear / Knits / Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for all functional departments in manufacturing, finance, administration, and merchandising. Achievements to date include significant improvements in production performance, quality, on-time delivery, implementation of integrated computerized planning, production control and reporting, payroll, supply chain management, and inventory control procedures. Other engagements included fixed asset register, (plant & equipment), planned preventative maintenance, and mechanics call procedures.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Yesim Tekstil (Turkey) Title: Country Manager Department: (All): Casual wear / Knits / Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: He was appointed to redress shortcomings in critical performance areas. Over three years, he and his team transformed and strengthened manufacturing, operational, and administrative functions. Positive results of change included a two-thirds reduction in order turn-time, improved productivity, a significant improvement in manager and supervisor skills, the implementation of a computerized production planning and stock control database, the consolidation and optimization of factory resource utilization, the leveling of employee incentives and remuneration, and the introduction of planned preventive maintenance.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Aragon Ltd. (Thailand) Title: General Manager Department: (All): Casual wear / Knits / Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert was accountable for all divisional functions, from sampling to delivery. During his tenure he cultivated a more positive attitude to continuous improvement, particularly quality, productivity, and safety. Using process mapping, methods analysis, and line balancing techniques, his team achieved across-the-board unit cost reductions and shorter lead times from the design process through to delivery to the customer.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: Grasshoppper Ltd. (India) Title: Operations Manager Department: (All): Baby wear / Knits / Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert was appointed to establish and consolidate the raw material supply chain, control manufacturing and quality performance, planning and logistics. His approach included: (1) Managing multi-functional project teams, tasked with improving performance and reducing costs, (2) identifying, assessing, and selecting raw material suppliers, (3) streamlining supply chain logistics and procedures, (4) strengthening the priority of total quality management, (5) the implementation of computerized production planning and stock control, (6) training supervisors in dynamic line balancing techniques, (7) setting up an Industrial Engineering department and training engineers in data collection and analysis techniques.
Years: 1995 to 2000 Employer: Komar Textil Kft Tiszalök (Hungary) Title: Director of Operations Department: (All): Sleepwear & Baby-wear / Knits & Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: He introduced IE (including GSD), QA procedures, and led production planning and supply logistics process improvements. For our high volume, fast moving production lines, he installed CAD/CAM with two cutters, modern spreading equipment and dye cutting. In addition, he and his team designed and installed a rail-based material handling system, from bundling through to packing. These and other operational changes saw the Hungarian division increase output from two million units annually, to over five million quality units, on schedule.
Years: 1989 to 1995 Employer: Corbin Ltd. Ashland (U.S.) Title: Operations Director Department: (All): Tailored Outerwear / Wools / Wovens Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for installing a GerberMover® for tailored skirt production and storage, integrated with operator performance monitoring and motivational feedback, and a company-wide material requirement planning system.
Years: 1979 to 1989 Employer: Methods Technologies Ltd. (U.S.) Title: VP of Operations Department: (All): Textile Manufacturing Consulting Responsibilities: He was responsible for the successful introduction of General Sewing Data (GSD) into North and South America. Areas of responsibility and authority included marketing, sales, recruiting, training, installation scheduling, service quality, after-sales support and product development. Today GSD is the world’s foremost sewn product industries’ methods evaluation and product costing system for both buyers and manufacturers. Among others, clients included Higgins Slacks, Corbin Ltd, Sara Lee, Blue Bell, Farah, Wrangler, and others. Expert also introduced the systems to companies in Canada, Jamaica, Finland, Iceland, UK, Ireland, and Costas Rica.

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