Garments merchandising is totally dependent on-time scheduling. A garments merchandiser is too efficient who can deliver his order in a timely. Time scheduling plays an important role in 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 the order.
Working procedures of a woven merchandiser:
The main working procedures of a woven garments merchandiser are discussed below:
There are two important key factors for the proper working procedure of 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 the very first important thing named “Fabric follow up”.
Fabric follows 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 below:
1. Fabric booking and Requisition:
When the buyer forwards 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 based on order quantity.
2. Fabric in-housed:
After completing the fabric booking, a woven garments merchandiser should arrange the accurate fabric as per the buyer’s instruction and also in-hosed those before the print and embroidery approval (if there are any print and embroidery instructions).
- 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 starting 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 labels, etc. then those should be needed to develop with an 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 manage 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 tip for a garments merchandiser.
The second important matter to ship in a 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 following:
- Pattern making:
After receiving all the details from the buyer, a merchandiser should pass urgently the entire reference sample with the buyer’s details instruction to the pattern section for pattern making.
2. Print and embroidery development:
If there are any print and embroidery, then it should be developed on an urgent basis by maintaining the buyer’s instruction.
3. Fit sample making:
In the meantime, a merchandiser should make the fit sample by maintaining the buyer’s instruction. Here one thing should be noted that, in the fit sample, the using fabric may b vary from buyer nominated fabric, color may vary than buyer nominated color, but measurement must be accurate as per buyers providing measurement sheet.
4. Wash development:
In woven merchandising, the washing procedure is very important. The washing process is the heart of woven garments such as denim, twill, etc. So it’s needed extra care in this process though it’s a time killing process. Here a woven garments merchandiser should develop the wash process as per the buyer’s instruction.
5. Wash approval:
After developing the washing process, it should be approved by the buyer on an urgent basis. Because it has seen that a sample has to develop several times due to its different shade than the buyer providing original. Here one thing should be noted that less time is needed for wash approval, easy to complete the rest of the process.
After making the fit sample it should send to the buyer for their comments. When the buyer comments on the fit sample, it must be noted and following their comments for the next steps.
7. P.P sample making:
P.P sample means a pre-production sample. It’s the approved sample for production. P.P sample should be made as per buyer’s instruction. Here all are actual. All comments must be maintained accurately. After making a P.P sample it should be sent to the buyer for approval. After receiving P. P approval, a merchandiser can easily go to production.
8. Cutting the fabric:
When the comments are received from the buyer, a woven garments merchandiser should cut the fabrics for the required quantity by following the buyer’s comments.
9. Print and embroidery:
After cutting the fabric, the required cutting pieces should send to the print and embroidery section with the buyer’s comments about the print and embroidery and completed on an urgent basis.
After completing the print and embroidery process, all the cutting pieces should be input in the sewing section with the 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 the buyer’s instructions.
12. Finishing and QC check:
When the washing procedure will complete the merchandiser must be hand over all the garments to the finishing section. After finishing, all the garments are 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.