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In today's global apparel industry, garments that are designed domestically are often manufactured overseas. The production package, a series of forms that define a garment's specifications, is critical to ensuring that a particular style is executed correctly and efficiently. The Complete Guide to the Production Package and Apparel Production Management is the first text of its kind to present the basics of production management with clear instructions for creating each component of a production package. Students will start with a look at the complete management process, from the costing, and planning that takes place domestically, to the off-shore production processes that include sourcing, assembly and finishing, and packaging and distribution. In the last section, a workbook format, with blank templates of production package sheets, give students a chance to put their understanding of the role and steps of the production package within the apparel manufacturing process into action by creating a production package of their own. Features: -- Concise overview of domestic and off-shore apparel production processes -- Diagrams of a production department's division of labor, stages of costing, and scheduling -- Discussion of the role of technology in production management, including a comparison of PDM and PLM software -- Examples of completed production package sheets from actual apparel companies -- Blank production package sheets represent a standard of what's used across the apparel industry -- Appendices containing basic body croquis, industrial sewing stitches, a button selector gauge, plus care label and packaging regulations -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Table of Contents
Production Management, Costing, and Planning Production Management Costing Production Planning and Scheduling Sourcing Production Assembly and Finishing Packaging and Distribution The Production Package The Cover Sheet The Fabric Sheet The Component Sheet The Label/Packing Sheet The Construction Sheet The Pattern Sheet The Spec Sheet