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How to Become A Smart Merchandiser

Merchandising in Garments business is an elite and technocrat profession for educated people. Merchandiser played a very vital role in Garments business, in fact he is the pivoting person for whole business who is protecting the interest of Factory and Buyer as well. But unfortunately there is no formal training for this important group of people of the garments sector. Garments Merchandising is a critical and systematic works, which a person must understand and perform with in a set of work frame, as such they need some institutional knowledge other wise it may not be possible to do efficient merchandising without knowing Yarn, Fabric, Color Standard, Labdip, Samples, Accessories etc. So any body will be attending this Workshop will have a clear understanding on Merchandising and Role of Merchandiser.

Workshop topics to be covered:


1. What is Merchandising in Garments Business? 2. Who is Merchandiser? 3. What role played by a Merchandiser in Garments Business? 4. What is the Organogram of an ideal Buying House ? (How to set up a Buying House for independent business with merchandising knowledge) 5. What is the set up of a Knit Composite? 6. What is the set up of a Woven Garment Factory? MORNING TEA 7. With whom all a Merchandiser has to communicate? 8. What Quality a Merchandiser should possess? 9. How a person will equip him/herself to become a good Merchandiser? 10. How to develop a Buyer? 11. What is order sheet? 12. How to analyze an Order Sheet? 13. What all are the various types of Woven Fabrics? 14. What all are the various types of Knit-Fabrics? 15. What is Cotton, Fiber, Staple, Filament, Yarn, Count, Gauge etc. 16. What is Color Standard, Lab-dip, Yarn-dip, Hand-loom, Skein etc? 17. How to handle an order from receipt of Order-sheet to shipment? 18. What is Time and Action Calendar and Gantt Chart and how to prepare them? 19. What is Sample and what all are the Samples handled by a Merchandiser? LUNCH BREAK 20. What is Lab-test? what all are the general lab-test carried out for garments? 21. What is accessories, trimming and packing materials of garments? 22. What all are the printing done in garments? 23. What all embroidery done in garments? 24. What is Value-addition works in garments? 25. What all are the payment mode in garments business? 26. What is LC, Master LC, BB LC and all other various types of LCs? EVENING TEA 27. What is FOB, C&F, CIF and CIFT orders in Garments Business? 28. Other Glossaries of Terms used in garments Business. Invitation of Question Revision Conclusion

Woven Garments Consumption and Costing


Knowledge on doing correct fabric consumption and costing is a primary requirement for any merchandiser or any person related to garments costing in the capacity of Owner, Director, Peoples of Accounts and Finance, Commercial people or Audit people is must. As fabric price is bearing almost 35 to 40% of the total garments cost as such if the fabric consumption is wrong then the total garments cost will be wrong with bigger deviation, resultant of which factory may not get the order for quoting higher price or the order may be received with lower price as such factory either may not earn profit at all or may not earn expected profit margin. To over come such problem every body must know how to do FABRIC CONSUMPTION. The lesson will be tought in a very simple way and every body learn the FABRIC CONSUMPTION within ONE HOUR. Contents of Training:

1. Woven Product Package Analysis. 2. Name of different parts of Woven Tops and discuss with spec-sheet. 3. Fabric consumption of Woven Tops. 4. Pattern-Check for counter check of the fabric consumption for accuracy. 5. Exercise on Fabric Consumption (Top). 6. Name of different parts of Woven Bottom and discuss with spec-sheet. 7. Fabric Consumption of Woven Bottom. 8. Pattern Check for Bottom Consumption. 9. Exercise on Fabric Consumption (Bottom). 10. Techniques of doing Accessories Consumption and Costing. 11. Points to be considered for Costing of Printing. 12. Points to consider to do costing for Embroidery. 13. Points to be considered for costing of Washing. 14. How to assess Cost of Making of any Garments ? 15. What are FOB, C&F and CIF Costing. 16. How to asses C&F price of any Garments ? 17. How to do Garments Costing considering all factors ? 18. How to Quote Price ? 19. How to negotiate and confirm price with Buyer ? Question and Answer session. Revision. Conclusion.

Diploma in Apparel Merchandising

Apparel Merchandising (Woven, Knitwear & Sweater)


Objectives:
The professional program in apparel is designed for people who have already earned their first degree and are interested to build a career in any of the functional areas related to the clothing industry: Merchandising, Pattern & Design, Production, Quality and Social Compliance. The diploma program is designed to impart basic skills in all functional areas of the industry and students are ready to enter the industry. In this professional program students are able to specialize in chosen areas to meet the demands of their workplace or pursue their interest in consultation with academic advisors. Students are prepared for careers as Quality Assurance Manager, Product Development Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Merchandiser, Industrial Engineer, Production Manager, Factory Manager and Compliance Manager.

Students can improve their knowledge, skill, and efficiency and finally to buildup the confidence of the participants in merchandising to meet the challenges in the quota free global apparel business. The participants will aware of high standard merchandising process and motivate to practice their professional education regarding apparel business in their real life situation. Course Curriculum For Diploma in Apparel Merchandising First Semester MODULE # 1 Introduction to Clothing Industry
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.Introduction to merchandising. 2.Responsibilities of merchandiser. 3.Quick Response Merchandising. 4.Introduction to different section of clothing industry. 5.Factory organogram. 6.Organogram of garments industry. 7.Order Follow-up.

MODULE # 2
Fiber To Fabric 1. Textile fiber and yarn. 2. Woven fabrics. 3. Non-woven fabric. 8. 4. Cut and sewn knitwear fabrics. 9. 5. Fully fashioned / Sweater (flat knitting). 10. 6. Fabric dyeing, finishing & printing. 11. 7. Textile testing. 12. 8. Industrial Garments Washing

MODULE # 3 Quality Controlling Of 13. 1. 14. 2. 15. 3. 16. 4. 17. 5. 18. 6. 19. 7. Clothing Materials Basic concept of quality, quality control & quality assurance Standard organogram for quality control management Fabric defects and causes Fabric inspection. Trims & accessories used in garments. Quality of trims & accessories. Care labeling

MODULE # 4
Basic Concept Of Quality Control For Apparel 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 1. Types of garment. 2. Identification parts & points of garments. 3. Standard ways of measuring garments. 4. Zone classification of garments. 5. Levels of quality. 6. Defect in garments manufacturing process. 7. Defects prevention & rectification. 8. Standards short terms for quality reporting. 9. Types of sample. 10. Understanding purchase order sheet. 11. Quality specification. 12. Quality controlling in every section.

Second Semester MODULE # 5


Pattern Development 32. Introduction of pattern. 33. Introducing equipment and machine required for developing pattern & sample Standard measurement chart. 34. Basic shirt and variations. 35. T- shirts. 36. Basic pants and variation. 37. Pattern and marker. 38. Marker making & efficiency. 39. Style variation. 40. Grain line.

MODULE # 6
Work Study / Industrial Engineering / Garments Production
41. Garments Production: *Cutting section & its activity. *Sewing section & its activity. *Washing section & its activity.

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42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74.

*Finishing section & its activity. Introduction of work-study / Industrial Engineering. Time study, method study and motion study. Lay out for cutting, sewing and finishing section. Operation analysis. Basic garments making. Analysis chart for garments. Sewing construction. Spec sheet analysis. MST & PTS analysis. Work design. Different types of M/c & attachment. Principle of motion economy. Standard rating system. Case study and implementation. Flow chart. Line balancing, line lay out. Section flow grid. Useful productivity technique. Balancing for finishing floor. Improving process by work-study department. Formula calculation implementation. Improve method. How can you manage more WIP? Efficiency techniques. Line coding system. Operation bulletin making Basic garment operation. Operation breakdown, efficiency practices. Material utilization Line wise plan & target. How you fix target? Machinery plan. Adjustment plan.

Module # 7
Production Planning & Management
75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 1.Introduction about plan. 2.Flexible knowledge. 3.Basic term and terminology. 4.Optimum working method. 5.Organogram about planning department. 6.Flow chart analysis. 7.Working rating. 8.Operation technical analysis. 10.Production planning method. 11.Sample plan, layout plans. 12.Line wise target set up. 13.Monthly production plan. 14.Tentative production plan. 15.Material, cutting, machinery plan. 16.Plan layout, man power planning. 17.Pre production plan. 18.Planning forecasting.

93. 19.Exponential something planning. 94. 20.Production program planning. 95. 21.Store room planning 96. 22.Material resource planning. 97. 24.Sourcing plan. 98. 25.Integrated plan, marker plans. 99. 26.Production adjustment plan. 100. 27.Order management against factory capacity. 101. 28.Merchandising planning. 102. 29.Time, goal and action. 103. 30.Practice report and reporting system. 104. 31.Operation wise plan. 105. 32.Critical path for planning. 106. 33.Factory shipment planning. 107. 34.Inspection planning. 108. 35.production report and executive plan. 109. 36.Planning, production feedback. 110. 37.Planning for raw material. 111. 38.PP meeting and details.

MODULE # 8 Total Quality Management System

112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124.

Quality control tools & systems. Traffic light system. Auditing in traffic light system. Quality control circle. Finishing and packing. Preparing packing list. Acceptable quality level. Pre-shipment Inspection. Responsibilities of Q.C personnel. Quality control flow chart. International export / Shipping terms. 5S system. ISO 9000.

MODULE # 9 Commercial, Costing & Consumption


125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. Supply chain management. Customer satisfaction / Customer relationship management. Delegation, cooperation & coordination. Commercial procedure in RMG trade. Shipment procedure. Necessary papers & documents for shipment Mode of payment. Accessories consumption and costing for garment. Fabric consumption and costing for garment (Woven, Knitwear & Sweater). Freight calculation & transportation.

Third Semester
MODULE # 10

Social Compliance Corporate Social Responsibility


135. Local labor law. 136. Code of conduct. 137. Workers psychology. 138. Personal file module. 139. Salary sheet & pay slip module. 140. Age verification module. 141. Salary & OT calculation. 142. Idea on SA 8000, WRAP, ETI, AA1000. 143. Procedure for monthly wages of worker and Piece rate worker. 144. Light, sound, temperature requirement. 145. Work space, 146. Layout. 147. Formation of workers welfare forum. 148. Formation and requirement of various committees. 149. Policies (recruitment, Wages, Child Labor, Non Retaliation, Non Abuse & Harassment, Non Discriminatory, First Aid, Sexual Abuse, Grievance, Disciplinary, Maternity benefit etc.

Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH)


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. EMS. Environmental law. Safety. Fire safety. Fire drill. Fire fighting equipments. Electrical safety. Machine guarding. Machine safety guarder. PPE. MSDS. Chemical spill control. Earthquake drill. Various Committees related to ESH. Policies related to ESH. OSH Standards. Hazardous material disposal system. Water treatment plant and its parameters. Sanitary land fills system. Formation of First aid, Fire fighter, Evacuation team.

Product Safety & Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Course includes
1. Broken used needle used Cutting knives, Buttonhole knives, and Tacking needle etc

control system. Flow chart for change of needle. Metal detector calibration and its recall system. Button pull test system. Fusing pull test and recall system. 6. Set up CTPAT & Internal security policy. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Factory Auditing:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. MODULE # 11 Starting meeting procedure. Walk through procedure. Workers interview procedure. Document checking procedure (Personal file, Time card, salary sheet, Licenses, Store, record, Production report etc) Fact finding, Exit meeting, Corrective action plan.

Case Study
1. 2. Internship. Final project preparation & submission.