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Career Objective

Specialties: Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing Knowledge to Benefit the company as following :--

  • Quality Right First Time / Defect Reduction / Continue Improvement
  • Cycle-time Saving / Speed to Market / Productivity
  • Continue Improvement / Project Management Professional
  • Market-Share Growth / Customer Retention
  • Culture Change
  • Cost Reduction

Summary

More than 30+ years of professional / expertise of product development, quality assurance, technical design, product compliance, industrial engineer and ethical & social compliance knowledge in apparel industry, and known how of the whole business operation from sourcing to supply chain management.

 Technical Skill and Knowledge

-- Sourcing Operation / Supply Chain

-- Sample Room / Factory / Mill Evaluation

-- Product Development / 3D Technology / Costing Engineering

-- Technical Package ( WebPDM / PLM )

-- Product Compliance and Integrity

-- Safety and Regulation Requirement

-- Fabric Test / Labeling Requirement

-- Manufacturing Process / Industrial Engineering

-- Print Technique / Embellishment / Laundry & Dye / Shade Control

-- AQL Standard / Total Quality Management

-- Ethical and Social Compliance Audit

 Product / Knowledge / Skills -

-- Traditional Business / Life Style / Separates Coordination

-- Casual Wear / Sport Wear / Active Wear

-- Washed / Garment Dyed Products

-- Denim Wear

-- New Born / Infant & Children-wear

-- Cut & Sewn / Knitwear Sweater

-- Lingerie & Swimwear

Work experience

May-2016Dec-2017

General Manager - Quality Assurance and Technical

LiFung Sourcing

Labels & Markets : Kate Spade / Jack Spade / John Varvatos / Eileen Fisher / Kit and Ace / Juicy Couture / Joe's Jean / Lucky Brand / Wolverine / Casual Male / Charming Charlie ( USA ) / Karstadt ( Germany )

PS : Leveraging : Talbots / Ann Inc. / J-Crew / American Eagle Outfitters / Express / NY & Co. / Under Amour / Oakley / Buffalo Jeans / YYIGAL ( USA )

  • Responsible for All Technical and Quality Aspect ( including Vendor / Product Compliance )
  • Lead the whole team with more than 60 Technical / Product Compliance / QA Persons globally
  • Manage the technical team to approve from product development to pre-production.
  • Oversee China and Off-shore countries Production and Quality ( Vietnam / Indonesia / Philippines / Malaysia / Cambodia / Myanmar / Pakistan / Bangladesh / Madagascar )
  • Apply 3D Technology to speed up product development process to achieve " Speed to Market "
  • Take responsibility for Annual FOB with around 400 Million USD multiple brands business
  • Conduct Technical Audit for the new factory to evaluate their capability as well as facility ( Pre-Screen Vendor Compliance, including HIGG Index )
  • Build the Quality Right First Time concept in the team, as well as applying same concept to all vendors and factories ( E.g. Risk Assessment / Line Review )
  • Manage pre-production meetings with factories, work closely with the vendors to mitigate risks, ensure preventative actions are taken, and rapidly resolve quality issues, putting corrective actions in place.
  • Implement Total Quality Management ( Plan / Do / Check / Act ) in factory for continue improvement
  • Product Compliance setup, and review products and lab-test result and provide assistance if need
  • Setup Dedicated QC Program for the performed factory, provide training and certification
  • Setup Monthly Performance Report to build the Factory Score, help company for build in Vendor Portal
Sep-2015May-2016

Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager

Seafolly P/L
  • Establish Safety Kid’s Manual for Swim Kids Product for EU / US markets
  • Revise the QA Manual for World Class Premium Iconic Swimwear / Apparel Products
  • Work with Sydney product design team / HK PD for product line management
  • Establish New Sourcing - SOP, and conduct Factory Evaluation and Pre-Audit
  • Work with audit firm for Social Compliance Audit
  • Knowledge with SA8000, ETI, SEDEX, SMETA, WRAP, BSCI, C-TPAT
  • Work with international inspection firm and factory for shipment inspection
  • Build up own QC team in China for taking own inspection
  • Provide training for Certified of QC Program in factory level
  • Monitor and provide guidance and support for Certified QC in factories
  • Strong knowledge of ISO9000, ISO14000, AQL 1.0 / 2.5 / 4.0
  • Consults nomination of laboratories and oversee lab-testing result
  • Working knowledge of China GB, REACH, CPSC, CPSIA, Prop65, RoHS, MSDS, OEKO-TEX
  • Provide Factory Scorecard to review KPI performance
Mar 2012Jul-2015

Senior Technical and QA Manager

Trinity (Management Services) Limited

The Company retails high-to-luxury end menswear and accessories

Label & Market : CERRUTI 1881, Kent & Curwen, Gieves & Hawkes, D’urban, Intermezzo ( Europe, Asia and Great China )

  • Establish and revise the QA Manual for World Class Luxury High End Products
  • Factory evaluation ( Technical & CRS ) and analysis current factories will be better fit
  • Ethical and Social Compliance Audit
  • Coaching / training for Certification Program in factory level
  • Coaching / training for Quality Safety Management internally
  • Consults on concepts, Initiatives and internal projects to improve quality
  • Contributes to development and work with product design team for technical fitting
  • Oversees the process of fitting samples and pre-production samples until production
  • Oversees the sample approval versus Product Safety until finished products
  • Product Compliance setup, and review lab-test result and assistance is need
  • Consults nomination of Labs Asia / Europe regarding testing issue
  • Provides updates on final product and quality inspection
  • Lead a team of QA Tech Team ( 5 headcount of direct report in HK, 4 headcount of direct report in China )
  • Assist owned factory for Lean Manufacturing projects using Six Sigma Methodology
Feb 2009Jan 2011

Director of Technical Design and Development

Manchu Times Fashion

Label & Market : Chico's, White House Black Market, Soma, Cache, Express, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Marciano, Guess, New York and Company, Calvin Klein, New Balance ( USA ), Celio, Dever, Esprit, Hugo Boss ( Europe )

  • Build up the team in Dalian office as a base of vertical company / vendor to provide one-stop service. Create a blank new technical structure in Dalian office, including Technical Design, Fabric Technical, Colorist, Wet / Dry Processing, Quality Assurance and Social Compliance like a sourcing / trading company.
  • Technical Design : Each technician has to be responsible for each brand / label and train them to write comment when reviewing sample, and e-mail communication and follow up approval status.
  • Fabric Technical : Create the fabric team to alert the potential issue upfront during prototype stage, and communicate with fabric supplier and customer in advance. When the shipment sample of fabric is arrived, should pre-test by equipment in-house, and monitor the official lab-test result of fabric and garment to meet requirement
  • Colorist : Create color team to pre-screen ( Lap-Dip, Bulk Batch, Dye Lot and Shade Band etc. ) by Spectrophotometer to meet customer standard
  • Wet / Dry Processing : Create the Wet / Dry Processing team to interpret the understanding from customer and explain to laundry to achieve the standard, build up the Washing Library in-house in order to enlarge the businesswise for washed item ( like Denim ).
  • Quality Assurance : Get a leader to train to local QA managers and QA / QC to get more understanding of customer need, and train the factories to align with customer requirements / standard.
  • Ethical and Social Compliance : Build the team for evaluating the factory base and prescreen audit, before conduct the Social Audit to gain the certification ( BSCI, SMETA, WRAP, or SA8000 )
  • Provide training to equip all other local staffs ( merchandising ) in the Dalian office to be well communicated with customers directly
  • Product Compliance setup, and review lab-test result and assistance is need
  • Monitor the approval progress including PSR from development to production.
  • Assist when need for all problems solving, and make right decision in the right time.
  • Customer visit for touchbase and get more understanding for the updated.
  • Use Six Sigma Methodology and Lean Manufacturing to see where is need for improvement ( E.g. Sample Output, Consumption, Lead-time, Quality Control, Production Output, Material Inventory etc. ).
Jul 2008Nov 2008

Freelance Consultant

CFL Enterprise Limited

Freelance Consultancy Project -- ( Jul-08 to Nov-08 ) contract base

To do the investigation for the whole operation ... From management, merchandising team, technical team, wet processing technical team, sample room and outsource suppliers etc. to see where is the problem identified and give the proposal for how improvement should be done.

Jun 2007Jun 2008

Senior Technical Designer

Guess ? Asia Limited

Label & Market : Guess – Marciano, Guess ( Retail ), Guess ( Factory Outlet ) and G by Guess

  • Strong management skills to train team members align to Brand strategy. Ensure to maintain the integrity for the brand / company.
  • Ensure that the proper technical structure exists in Guess Asia HK, and that is in alignment with Los Angeles headquarter tech team, and production requirements, in terms of capacity and technical expectations.
  • Establish a strong working relationship with Merchandising team and Guess Asia tech team to ensure to have visibility on all projections and Technical trends.
  • Excellent technical knowledge in various types of garment sampling on Fit process and requirements. Responsible to offer expertise in solving pattern and sample fitting problem in need.
  • Provide constructive solutions and directions for manufacturer to improve fit and product appearance / quality. Provide technical knowledge of all types of garment ( including construction of the garment, all kinds of fabric and trims etc. ) for team member training.
  • Train team member to communicate with Los Angeles headquarter technical counterpart, factories / sample makers verbally, and in writing both English and Chinese efficiently.
  • Train team member to be ability to handle styles through from development to production. Ensure that all customer expectations are understood and achieved from sampling through to final execution.
  • Train team member to be familiar with US market for Size Specification and Grading. Train and develop team member to increase their skill levels.
  • Train team member to understand the Federal Regulations / Laws on each category of garment under lab-testing requirements.
  • Conduct factory training by factory visit with team member. Identify training needs at a factory level. Monitor product performance ( fit approval ), analyze factory / sampling performance.
  • Ensure that there is an overall view taken throughout all tech members regarding product, by establishing strong levels of communication with the technical and merchandising team. Establish strong lines of communication with Los Angeles headquarter technical counterpart throughout the Asian vendors / factories.
  • Work closely with Seniors in Guess Asia and Los Angeles headquarter on establishing block, procedure, standard, manual and nominate trims suppliers etc., and certifying key vendors. Act as a positive, supportive partner, consistently demonstrating our shared values and high standards.
  • Provides leadership and direction to Production / QA team, and factories to ensure compliance to the brand delivery and standards, and produce desired results.
Apr 2006Jun 2007

Technical Manager

LiFung (Trading) Limited

Label & Market : NY & Co., Express, Anchor Blue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale, Bebe, Charlotte Russe, Cache, Casual Male, Dick’s, Big Dog, JC Penny, Fossil and Finish Line ( USA ), Roots, Bootlegger, Ricki’s and Cleo ( Canada )

  • Manage and train a whole technical team ( HK, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Vietnam total 10 persons ) for all kinds of technical issue, including sample approval, improving fit, pattern correction.
  • Provide all training to all technologists to equip themselves to be more competitive and know-how of the new technology in the market regarding fabric, trims ( Thread, Interlining etc. )
  • Equip all technologists for technical knowledge in regard of various types of garment sampling for fit process on both mannequin and live model, and fit requirements.
  • Plan to conduct the technical seminar / workshop for all vendors / factories to let them know how, and what the buyers wanted for the fitting, what the construction rule standard and general requirements etc. …
  • Assist technical designer / buyer for making dress form mannequin from their live model figure to let Li&Fung / factories to have the same tool.
  • Monitor product performance ( fit approval / on-time ), analyze factory / sampling performance.
  • Handle styles through from development to production all status on-time progress. Monitor product performance ( fit approval / on-time ), analyze factory / sampling performance.
  • Cooperate with laboratory for visit tour for technologists / factories to understand the Federal Regulations / Laws on each category under lab-testing requirements.
  • Get authority from technical designer / buyer confidence for approving the pre-production sample by Li&Fung, and send them for reference for saving time.
  • Screen all the garment lab-test reports to see any of “ Failed “ reason ( Regulation – Child Safety, Flammability, and Chemical causes cancer – Lead Content, Cadmium, Nickel, Formaldehyde etc. … ). Provide any technical advice to avoid the problem or improvement if necessary.
  • Assist merchandising team on the sewing construction, trims and accessories from comments, which were impacted on the quoted price, and work with merchandising team / buyer as closer as possible.
  • Convince the technical designers from buyer for approving the fit and pre-production samples with minor adjustments / corrections, and send them the correct reference sample for saving time.
  • Provides leadership and direction to Production QA team and factories to ensure compliance to the delivery and standards, and produce desired results.
  • Communicate with customers / off-shore factories by phone / video conference for any issue ( Fit, Technical, Size Specification, Grading and Pattern etc. ).
  • Assist merchandising team to search better factory for suitable product to hit customer requirements.
  • Assistant to adjust the paper pattern for the vendors / factories on fitting as well, while the factories not realize how to do the pattern alteration then.
  • Plan to visit buyer for building up mutual trust, and how is approval process.
  • Guide technologists how to communicate with client's technician, factories / sample makers, in-house product designer to be more efficiently.

Skills

Product Development
Technical Design
Quality Assurance 
Product Compliance
Industrial Engineering
Ethical & Social Compliance
3D Technology Application
WebPDM / PLM

Education