Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

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AUG 23, 2010
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Paperback 9781563678691

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The Book

In today’s global apparel industry, garments that are designed domestically are often manufactured overseas. Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package is essential for fashion students and professionals who want to understand this growing trend in production and gain the skills necessary for this new universe of apparel manufacturing. The text provides an overview of production management and processes in the global marketplace and examines in detail the components of the technical package, or tech-pack--a series of forms that defines a garment's specifications and is critical to ensuring that a particular style is executed correctly and in the most cost- and time-efficient manner possible.

-Diagrams of a production department's division of labor, costing components, and global sourcing structure
-Discussion of the role of technology in production management, including PDM and PLM software
-Examples of completed technical package sheets from actual apparel companies
-Blank technical package sheets representing the standard of what is used across the apparel industry
-Appendices containing basic body croquis, industrial sewing stitches, a button selector gauge, care labeling regulations, and blank templates from a standard tech-pack

Table of Contents

Production Management, Costing, and Planning
Production Management
Production Planning and Scheduling
Sourcing Production
Assembly and Finishing
Packaging and Distribution
The Production Package
The Cover Sheet
The Fabric Sheet
The Component Sheet
The Label/Packing Sheet
The Construction Sheet
The Pattern Sheet
The Spec Sheet

About The Authors

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising.

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