"Competent Merchandising" – Industry interaction session
Nift – Tea college of Knitwear Fashion, Sidco, Mudalipalayam Tirupur, Department of Apparel manufacturing and Merchandising conducted a Industry interaction session on the topic of “ Competent Merchandising “ –for the final year AMM Students. The program welcomed by Mr. V. Rajendran HOD of AMM and the program presided by the Principal Dr.K.P.Balakrishnan and Dr.A.Dayalarajan , Vice – Principal of this college. The resource person of this interactive session Mr.R.Venkat, General Manager in M/s Lea cool india private limited , tirupur shared his experience and views in the field of merchandising. In his speech, Dedication and perfection is a must for merchandising job. Buyer expects the supplier in right quality product with on time delivery. Buyer never accept reasons, they expect result from the manufacturer. Short shipment should be avoided. Merchandiser should follow the order from starting to the end. Update knowledge in every area of manufacturing and know the process time of every segment. Merchandiser conduct a meeting with all concern department heads to discuss about order execution starting from the yarn to shipment. Then he also made a brief notes on liasioning office and the works done in the liasioning agents. If any problem (or) misunderstanding in the process of production or any other areas should be intimate to the buyer and get clarified on that issue. Communication skill is a must for a merchandiser. Merchandiser should respond the mails came from the buyer and the reply start with some good note. Once order confirmed, buyer gives the production order form and Tech pack for the order. In the Purchase order and Tech pack, all quality and technical requirements clearly mentioned by the buyer. Merchandiser read the production order form and Tech pack clearly and insist the departments to do accordingly. Merchandiser should know the recent management statistical tools of “lean manufacturing “ and “six sigma” to reduce wastage and improve production efficiency. After the seminar an interaction session is started and students clarify their doubts.The students chairman Mr. Franklin Thomas and class representative Mr. Logeshwaran given a momento to the resource person. The program ended with vote of thanks by Mr. P.Sankara karthikeyan, Asst.Professor Dept. of AMM. This program was successfully organized by AMM department staff Mrs. D.Anita Rachel ,Mrs.K.Prabhakumari. Mrs. P.Maheswari and Ms.G.Lekhasri were participated in the seminar.