Proper Working Procedure of a Woven Garments Merchandiser
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]
Garments merchandising is totally depends on time scheduling. A merchandiser is too much efficient who can deliver his order in timely. Time scheduling plays an important role through the all processes. As a result, every merchandiser has to follow a working procedure. If the working procedure is perfect then it will easy to respect the shipment date of an order.
Working procedures of a woven merchandiser:
The main working procedures of a woven garments merchandiser are discussed in the below:
There are two important key factors for proper working procedure of a woven garments merchandiser. By following it properly, anyone can touch his/her target very easily.
Fabrics follow up
The first and most important one is “Fabrics follow up” and the second one is “Order execution”. Among two key points, now I will discuss about the very first important thing named “Fabric follow up”.
Fabric follow up contains the following issues:
- Fabric booking and Requisition,
- Fabric in-housed,
- Local accessories booking,
- Accessories development,
- Accessories approval.
All the main five key factors for the “fabric follow-up” are discussed in the below:
1. Fabric booking and Requisition:
When the buyer forward his/her sample with all the details instruction, in that time a woven garments merchandiser should be done fabric booking and requisition by following the buyer’s instruction about the types of fabric that he/she advised such as-Cotton denim, Spandex denim, Slub denim, 2/1 RHT etc and also on the basis of order quantity.
2. Fabric in-housed:
After completing the fabric booking, a woven garments merchandiser should arrange the accurate fabric as per buyer’s instruction and also in-hosed those before the print and embroidery approval (if there’s any print and embroidery instruction).
3. Local accessories booking:
After completing all the above two steps, a merchandiser should confirm the local accessories booking such as-Sewing thread, Zipper, Button, Metal Rivet etc. and in-house those before staring the Sewing process.
4. Accessories development:
As per order specification, if there’s needed any accessories development such as-Logo button, Logo rivet, Logo zipper puller, all types of label etc. then those should be needed to develop with urgent basis.
5. Accessories approval:
After completing the accessories development, these should be sent to the buyer for approval. When the merchandiser received the approval of those accessories then he should managed the required amount of accessories before starting the sewing process. Here one thing should be noted that, if you are not able to manage all the local accessories before sewing, you cannot control all the next processes in your own way. It’s a very important tips for a garments merchandiser.
The second important matter to send the shipment in timely is “Order execution”
Order execution contains the following features:
- Pattern making,
- Print and embroidery development,
- Fit sample making,
- Wash development,
- Wash approval,
- P.P sample making,
- Cutting the fabric,
- Print and embroidery,
- Complete the washing process,
- Finishing and QC check,
The above all thirteen features are discussed in the below:
1. Pattern making:
After receiving all the details from the buyer, a merchandiser should pass urgently the entire reference sample with buyer’s details instruction to the pattern section for making pattern.
2. Print and embroidery development:
If there are any print and embroidery, then it should be developed with urgent basis by maintaining buyer’s instruction.
3. Fit sample making:
In the mean time, a merchandiser should make the fit sample by maintaining buyer’s instruction. Here one thing should be noted that, in fit sample, the using fabric may b varies than buyer nominated fabric, color may be varies than buyer nominated color, but measurement must be accurate as per buyers providing measurement sheet.
4. Wash development:
In woven merchandising, washing procedure is very important. Washing process is the heart of woven garments such as-Denim, twill etc. So it’s needed an extra care in this process though it’s a time killing process. Here a woven garments merchandiser should develop the wash process as per buyer’s instruction.
5. Wash approval:
After developing the washing process, it should be approved by the buyer with urgent basis. Because it has seen that a sample has to develop several times due to its different shade than buyer providing original. Here one thing should be noted that less time needed for wash approval, easy to complete rest of the process.
After making the fit sample it should send to the buyer for their comments. When the buyer makes comment on fit sample, it must be noted and following their comments for next steps.
7. P.P sample making:
P.P sample means pre production sample. It’s the approved sample for the production. P.P sample should be made as per buyer’s instruction. Here all are actual. All comments must be maintained accurately. After making P.P sample it should sent to the buyer for approval. After receiving P. P approval, a merchandiser can easily goes to production.
8. Cutting the fabric:
When the comments are received from the buyer, a woven garments merchandiser should cut the fabrics for required quantity by following buyer’s comments.
9. Print and embroidery:
After cutting the fabric, the required cutting pieces should send to print and embroidery section with buyer’s comments about the print and embroidery and completed it with urgent basis.
After completing the print and embroidery process, all the cutting pieces should be input in sewing section with buyer’s comments about the sewing.
11. Complete the washing process:
After completing the sewing process, a woven garments merchandiser should send all the garments to the washing plant and follow-up it with buyer’s instruction.
12. Finishing and QC check:
When the washing procedure will complete then merchandiser must be hand over all the garments to the finishing section. After finishing, all the garments sent to the QC (Quality Controller) department.
When the QC department approved the quality then these are sent to the buyer by sea or air.
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