Using the skills learned in Grad School – Production Operations Management

I have been extremely busy with my full time job lately. I had to go on visits to contract manufacturers that manufacture apparel products for my company that in turn exports them to European countries. My current job profile now a days includes trying to get maximum output from the finishing unit of my company, quality assurance of the goods produced in our production unit as well as other contract manufacturers. So, I have been doing just that. Increased the productivity of the finishing unit by about 25% and then we have passed two consecutive inspections by the Quality controller of our buyer. This I think is a big achievement in itself seeing the fact that some of our previous quality inspections failed in t he first time although I came to rescue and got all the finishing work again to enable it to pass in the second inspection without any further failure and embarrassment.

During this period I got to try some of the production and operations management skills learned while doing my BFTech(AP) from NIFT, New Delhi. Continue reading “Using the skills learned in Grad School – Production Operations Management”

Fashion during the economic recession

Fashion during economic recession
Fashion during economic recession

We have been hearing and reading a lot about effects of the economic recession on various aspects of life and society. So, I was wondering what effect the recession is bringing on the fashion during this timeĀ  Or does the economic recession really affect fashion trends. The most obvious thing that comes to the mind is that fashion must be affected by the economic downturn as almost all aspects of life are being sucked into the vacuum created by the recession. So, here I will try and explore a few aspects of fashion being affected by this ugly faced economic recession. Continue reading “Fashion during the economic recession”

Dressing for the Outdoors – Fashion Technology Involved

Outdoor clothing generally may seem to be a term obvious and generic for any type of clothing worn outside home conditions. The literary meaning of the term is also the same. But it is much more than that. Outdoor clothing doesn’t only mean anything that is worn outside a house but it encompasses a whole lot of categories of clothing ranging from sports wear to weather protection gear to adventure sports clothing to swim suits to life jackets to space suits. So, out door clothing is a category that sometimes determines the sustainability of life of the person involved. So, to achieve such clothing there is a lot of technology involved in making the material that has such properties that are desired. The technology not only provides the material but also determines how the materials are combined to make fashionable looking outdoor clothing. Continue reading “Dressing for the Outdoors – Fashion Technology Involved”