Job Profile of the Garment Factory Manager and Knowledge Requirement to Become a Factory Manager

The core responsibility of a factory manager in a garment unit is managing the factory and bringing improvement in the following areas.
  • On-time production completion and shipment delivery, 
  • Producing reliable product quality, 
  • Controlling garment production cost
With the above roles, the factory manager also needs to lead his/her team.

Things are changing very fast. So the knowledge requirement of a factory manager. The shop floor production control and production management can be done in a better way by using the latest technology. He needs to be on the top of everything that happens in his factory.

To achieve above goals of the garment manufacturing business, a factory manager (in the garment industry) needs to acquire following knowledge.
  • Production planning and control
  • Work study & time study
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Line balancing
  • Plant & machine lay-out
  • Maintenance & safety engineering
  • Industrial cost analysis
  • Personnel management
  • Business strategic management
  • Financial planning
  • Information technology
  • Labor law
  • Materials utilization
  • Advanced operator training
  • Total quality management
  • Leading a big team
Formal education is not essential on the above but they should know above things and have work experience. 

All these things are learned by doing and working in the garment manufacturing (factory) in many years.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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