Pre-production Activities of a Garment Merchandiser
Pre-production Activities of a Garment Merchandiser:
A garment merchandiser plays an important role in the garments manufacturing business. He is the main for executing any garment export order. A garment merchandiser has to follow-up on garments export orders from its order receiving to shipment. As its importance in the ready-made garments sector, today I will present here the pre-production activities of garment merchandiser.
Pre-production Activities of Apparel Merchandiser:
Before going to the production, some important activities should be done by garment merchandiser, which are mentioned in the below:
- Tech pack received from the buyer,
- Product development,
- Product approval from the buyer,
- Order confirmation,
- Fabric and accessories consumption,
- Fabric and accessories booking,
- Fabric and accessories in-housed,
- Going to production.
All the above processes have discussed in the following:
1. Tech pack received from the buyer:
At the very first stage of a garment export order, the buyer sends the tech pack to the apparel merchandiser to develop the sample.
2. Product development:
According to the tech pack, the garment merchandiser develops the sample. Normally product development sample quantity is 2-3pcs, where 1pc for the buyer, 1 pc for an agent, and another 1pc for apparel merchandiser as a counter.
3. Product approval from the buyer:
When the product development sample is completed then it’s sent to the buyer for approval. If product development is perfect then approved by the buyer, but if there’s needed any rectify then it’s sent again to the garment merchandiser. After maintaining the buyer’s instructions product development sample was again sent to the buyer for approval.
It is the main stage of any garment export order. Business profit totally depends on it. After negotiating with the buyer, the garment merchandiser fixed a perfect price for the order here.
5. Order confirmation:
Finally, the order is confirmed here. In this stage, the buyer confirms the quantity, shipping date, and other terms related to the apparel export orders.
6. Fabric and accessories consumption:
In this stage, the apparel merchandiser has to calculate fabrics and accessories consumption according to the buyer’s provided measurement chart and order quantity.
7. Fabric and accessories booking:
According to fabric and accessories consumption, the clothing merchandiser should prepare a fabric and accessories booking chart to purchase the required items.
8. Fabric and accessories in-housed:
In this stage, the required amount of fabrics and accessories are in-housed depending on the fabric and accessories booking chart.
9. Going to production:
When all the above processes are completed then the export order will set for production.