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.
- 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
- 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