Industrial Engineer, China

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for increasing productivity & efficiency, reducing WIP and removing bottlenecks in the apparel production process.

  • International Sportswear Manufacturer
  • Increase Productivity & Efficiency
  • Reduce Work In Progress

Based in Wuxi, the company manages the entire manufacturing process from fabric development to store merchandising. Global apparel manufacturing facilities have the capability to manufacture a wide variety of product categories from active, athleisure wear to casual wear and medical scrubs.

A thorough style-by-style analysis is required with the end goal being better production quality and resource optimisation, with a focus on cost-saving.
You will be responsible for forecasting, scheduling, line balancing, inventory management, material requirement planning, work-study, and plant layout to reduce waste and inefficiencies and maximise productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze new styles to assess the product breakdown and line settings
  • Work with QC and senior operators regarding critical points of the style
  • Find the most economical CMT and reduce the effective SMV of the garment by simplifying the construction methods, without affecting the approved appearance and quality of the garment
  • Manpower planning
  • Improve and streamline the production process
  • Coordinate training for multi-skilling and development of the manufacturing team
  • Monitor the line efficiencies to ensure bottlenecks are being taken care of as they emerge
  • Work on new projects and provide R&D on the latest machine developments and best practices in production techniques and efficiencies
  • Work on improvements using method study, time study, capacity study, bundle management, and WIP analysis techniques
  • Preparation and monitoring of line incentive and performance reports
  • Launch and support the implementation of quality standards

Qualifications Required:

  • A qualification in Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as an Industrial Engineer in a garment manufacturing environment
  • Awareness of product development from concept to finished design
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