Apparel Production Management And The Technical Package

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/23/2010
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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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

Author Biography

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
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

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