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Expert in Textile Operations, General management, Lean and Excellence Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732364 Sri Lanka

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Expert is an independent textiles consultant offering expertise in all aspects of the industry, including management, operations, production strategy, factory setup and structure, design, development, supply chain and efficiency performance, continuous improvement and Lean implementation. He has 30 years of experience in building and managing apparel operations, primarily at the large-scale level. Recent positions he has held include Factory General Manager for a global apparel company, as well as Consultant and General Manager to an underwear company, where he drove all operations, including design, development, purchasing, production and finances. Expert has also served as Managing Operations Director for a global knitter/manufacturer of underwear and sleepwear whose clients included Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss, M&S, Tommy Hilfiger and Benetton. In this role he stewarded operations process improvements to ensure and improve productivity, quality and on-time deliveries; he also applied corrective actions to manufacturing processes. Expert also spent 14 years for a swimwear manufacturer, where he served as Industrial Director in charge of overall operations, including design, delivery, budget and finance. Three decades ago he created a sportswear garments company. Additionally, he has worked as a freelance consultant globally to provide counsel and assistance in textile production for sportswear and winter sports apparel.

Expert served as a freelance textile production consultant from 1988 to 1990. He is currently an independent consultant in textiles and apparel.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: Bachelor Subject: Strategic Business Management (ICG) Institution: French Management Institute
Year: 1982 Degree: Engineering Diploma Subject: Aeronautic Institution: ESTACA (Higher School of Aeronautic and Automobile Construction Techniques), Paris

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Textiles and Apparel Responsibilities: Expert provides counsel and assistance to clients with the following spheres of the apparel industry: General management; operation excellence; production strategy; factory audit, setup and restructuring; continuous improvement and lean implementation; team building; recruitment assistance; design/development audit and training; supply chain and efficiency; and performance audit preparation.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Hop Lun Apparel (Bangladesh) Title: Factory General Manager Department: Design, Development and Manufacturing Responsibilities: Reporting to Chairman, Expert was responsible for an expansion plan review and bottlenecks correction as well as a full layout review to ensure regular flow at full capacity. He was also responsible for driving vendor and technical compliance to ensure factory full compliance with Accord
standards in Feb 2015, SOP implementation.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Gateway Underwear (Cambodia) Title: Consultant; General Manager Department: Design, Development and Manufactuing Responsibilities: Reporting to Chairman, Expert drove all operations from first commercial contact to OT delivery, including design, development, purchasing, merchandising, production, HR and finances. He was responsible for implementation of M&S SOP and plan for Lean Manufacturing change.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: DeltaGalil (Cairo) Title: Managing Operations Director Department: Knitting and Manufacturing of Underwear Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the Management and Development of Delta Textiles Egypt Manufacturing Operations. He also handled the manufacturing and implementation of a new operating system with corrective actions using lean manufacturing methodology. Expert also stewarded the review and correction of supply critical chain, loading plans and general planning, factories learning curves improvement.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Atlantic Group Title: General Manager Deputy Department: Creation, Knitting, Manufacturing, Washing and Finishing: Jeans Responsibilities: Reporting to Chairman and Owner, he was in charge of overall operations, from creation to deliveries, budgets, HR, finance and customers' relationship. Expert implemented a restructuring plan to resolve internal management issues and adapt the company to the international economic crisis: headcount of directs and
overheads compressed by 40% to adapt the company to revised client portfolio.
Years: 1994 to 2008 Employer: Atlantic Group Title: Industrial Director (1994-2003); General Manager Deputy (2004-2008) Department: Creation and Manufacturing: Corsetry, Swimwear Responsibilities: Expert was in charge of overall operations, from design to deliveries, budgets, finance, HR and customers' relationship. He was also responsible for lean manufacturing process implementation and ISO9001 certification achievement.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Employer: Broderies Deschamps Title: Technical Director Department: Industrial Embroidery Responsibilities: He was in charge of production -- from sketches to final deliveries, including R&D, purchasing, planning and logistics. Expert was also responsible for the implementation of performance analysis and control boards: budget, loading plans and
cost by customer/product. He also managed the process of changing two subsidiaries into production franchises, enabling a reduction in fixed costs while maintaining production volumes.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Self-Employed Title: Freelance Consultant Department: Textile Production Responsibilities: Expert provided assistance in textile production relocated to Tunisia. Garment categories included sportswear and winter sports. He also negotiated with customers and conducted audit and follow-up of local manufacturers. Expert monitored logistics and customs procedures, quality control and return of finished
products.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Founder and Manager Department: All Responsibilities: Expert created a company specialized in small series, rep samples series, in sportswear garments.
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Comehor Title: Production Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: Company engages in the manufacturing of small metal bars of turned parts for automotive and aerospacent. Expert was in charge of purchasing, planning and costing.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to 2015 Country / Region: France, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Cambodia, Bangladesh Summary: Expert's extensive work in the apparel and textiles industry has taken his expertise to a variety of global locations.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Mother tongue
English Fluent

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