I have had many years experience in offshore apparel production and operations.
This includes both branded apparel and private lable.
I have produced and managed production in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius and Taiwan.

Experience

  • Consultant-Offshore apparel production and operations.

    at MJP Consulting

    September 2009 - at Present

    Kaohsiung

    Design correct, detailed, and comprehensive documentation. Advise on the full production process from start to finish, and design a detailed system to monitor this. Advise on advantages and disadvantages of offshore production. Advise about common problems and solutions with offshore production. Advise on lead time issues, and solutions to reduce lead times and production errors. Source,or assist in sourcing the correct supplier for your orders and negotiate prices to ensure you meet your margins. Advise on production problems and how to rectify them. Should you be looking to produce, I can offer cost effective solutions. I can offer the full package from design and tech packing/garment specifications, to production, for any item. I am also available to manage your China orders. I am in the same time zone and my proximity makes this a cost effective solution.

  • Sourcing and Operations Executive

    at Brantex

    July 2004 - September 2009

    Province of the Western Cape

    Responsible for, Overseas supplier identification for branded apparel. This included both knitted, denim and woven garments, as well as fully fashioned knitwear. Managing a team of merchandisers and technical staff. Brands include; 1-Polo Jeans. 2-Polo Sport. 3-Caterpillar Apparel. 4-Pepe Jeans London. 5-Various Private Label business. 6-Other major brands on an ad hoc basis. Visiting suppliers on an regular basis to ensure they could meet company requirements . Price negotiation to achieve company margin goals, and placing orders with suppliers. Resolving all production related issues. Ensuring on time delivery. Overseeing and being fully responsible for the the production of goods in multiple countries, including China, India, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand.

  • Pre Production Manager

    at Team Puma textile manufacturers.

    May 1999 - February 2002

    Province of the Western Cape

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    at University of south Africa

    1992 - at Present (26 years)

Services offered

  • Consultant offshore apparel manufacturing

    Design correct, detailed, and comprehensive documentation.
    Advise on the full production process from start to finish, and design a detailed system to monitor this.
    Advise on advantages and disadvantages of offshore production.
    Advise about common problems and solutions with offshore production.
    Advise on lead time issues, and solutions to reduce lead times and production errors.
    Source,or assist in sourcing the correct supplier for your orders and negotiate prices to ensure you meet your margins.
    Advise on production problems and how to rectify them.

    Should you be looking to produce, I can offer cost effective solutions. I have teamed up with western managed manufacturers, with staff on the ground, in
    China
    Pakistan
    Bangladesh
    South Africa

    I can offer the full package from design and tech packing/garment specifications, to production, for any item.

    If you are looking to produce offshore, I can offer you cost effective solutions.

    I am also available to manage your China orders. Due to my proximity it is more cost effective for western buyers to have experience available on the ground, and in the same time zone as their manufacturers. I can deal with any supplier related problems in a no nonsense manner, to ensure your orders move.

Languages

  • English Native

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