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. Although I am not directly involved on the actual production floor now a days, I am keeping track of the status of the products on the floor because I have to do the planning of the work schedule and production targets for the Quality checking and finishing and packing departments.

So, where do my Production and Operations Management skills come in handy while working for an apparel manufacturing and exports firm? First of all let me tell you what all are the functions the company is involved in while doing the manufacturing and exports of apparel. The company does basically take orders from buyers in the US and European countries, then gets them manufactured by different vendors as well as their own manufacturing facility.

I will now be posting my experiences with my current job and the experiments I do with all the knowledge gained while doing my grads. So, keep reading for the latest updates.

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