Rafael Rodriguez

Rafael Rodriguez

Work History

Work History

Production Manager

MISS SIXTY USA

Production Manager / Import Manager Denim & Knits.§Oversaw all aspects of production and sourcing for Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Domestic production Denim Tops & Bottoms

§Worked very closely with pre-production and design to insure correct construction of garments to maintain correct labor rate.

§Kept up to date time and action calendar for all production.

§Managed and trained quality control team to insure correct construction and delivery on all Denim & Women Knits & Woven

§Implemented training course for new quality control team and improved turn time for Mexican and domestic production.

Jul 2008 - Feb 2009

Production Manager

Defiance USA
Nov 2004 - Jun 2008

Production Manager

Production Manager for Womens woven Product , domestic & oversees plants. Blouses and skirt and woven pants and skirts. Work hand in hand with Pattern makers and desing staff tp keep cost & all CMT as low as possible.

1) Hire and train all QC staff and production staff.

2) Developed New Resources for Company in Nicaragua ,Dominican Republic , Mexico , Guatemala , China , Vietnam.

3) Work with oversees staff and Teck departments to developed correct fit and on time deliveries.

4) Developed cost sheet and maintain desired mark up.

5) Check all mini markers to make sure required yield was used.

6) approved all samples from oversees with design dept.

7) Excel and word exp.

8) AS-400 & aims knowledge------------.

Oct 1999 - Oct 2004

Vice President of Manufacturing

Brookhurst Inc

§Manage $38 million in Production (Domestic, Mexico, Guatemala,Nicaragua , Dominican  Republic, Vietnam,Pakistan & China)

§Producing Denim Knits and Woven, Uniforms.

§Increased production 18% in two years

§Fashion and Private Label

§JR and Young men Line

§Hired and trained quality control staff

§Knowledge of dyeing and washing procedures.

§Knowledge of Word and Excel.

§Maintain 35% to 43% Profit Margin

§Travel 35% of the year.

Education

Education
Apr 1979 - Jul 1981

N/A

Los Angeles City College
Apr 1974 - Jun 1980

UNITED STATE MARINE CORP

ACTIVE DUTY IN USMC

DISCHARGE WITH HONORS

Skills

Skills

COSTING AND MANUFACTURING

 OWN MY OWN SEWING APPAREL COMPANY ( EARLY 1980) AND HAVE EXP IN SEWING AND OPERATIONS OF MANY DIFFERENT SEWING MACHINES, MANY YEARS EXP IN SCREEN PRINTING AND SUBLIAMTION , VERY EXP IN GARMENT DYING AND DIFFERENT TYPE OF DYING , EXP WITH LAUNDRIES FOR DENIM GARMENTS.

AIMS SOFTWRAE

HAVE WORK WITH AIMS FOR APROX 10+ YEARS.

AS-400

EXP IN AS-400 AND AS YOU THIS APPAREL SOFTWARE CAN BE MODIFY TO WHAT YOUR NEEDS ARE.

Interests

SEEKING EMPLOYEMNT WITH A PROFESSIONAL COMPANY THAT WILL USED MY MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN APPAREL INDUSTRY ,  TO SHOW WHAT I WILL BE ABLE TO DO AND WHAT I CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR PROFIT MARGING GO UP WITH-OUT CAUSING ANY QAULITY CONCERNS.