Technical staff in the textile industry are the backbone for the industry to run successfully. Management employ adequately qualified technical personnel and allot them to the supervisory jobs, whereas basic control of the raw materials, men, machinery procurement, devising policies etc. is controlled by the top management.

Often we hear the top management blaming their technical staff for the failures and losses the company is making, but, what the top management is doing to educate and train their technical staff to make them efficient and effective supervisors is the million-dollar question.

Training and development of technical staff in the textile industry explains various aspects of management related to working on the shop floor by supervisory staff. This book is a practical guide for firms looking to develop their supervisory staff.

Table of Contents

Technical staff development in the textile industry; Technical staff - middle management in the textile industry; Policy development and middle management in the textile industry; Job descriptions in the textile industry; Leadership and self-development in the textile industry; Individual and teams in the textile industry; Decision-making processes in the textile industry; Communication and supervision in the textile industry; Costs and cost of quality in the textile industry; Problem-solving and change management in the textile industry; Supervisors and customer focus in the textile industry; Quality management and assurance in the textile industry; Practical skills and underpinning knowledge for supervisors in the textile industry; Control points and check points in the textile industry; Typical problems and areas of nonconformity in the textile industry.


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About the author

B. Purushothama

B. Purushothama, in his service of 40 years in the textile and garment industry, has worked in various capacities in Spinning, Maintenance, Projects, Quality Assurance and in Research. He is a Lead Auditor in ISO 9000 since 1994 and a Certified Quality Analyst from Tata Quality Management Services. The Textile Association (India) awarded him fellowship in 1985, and Institute of Engineers in 2009.