Clothing managers plan, organize, coordinate and control the production of clothing in a factory.
Clothing managers are responsible for production planning and control. They ensure that high standards of quality are met and that clothes are supplied on time and within cost constraints. They liaise with other functional managers on issues such as: design, marketing, finance and human resources. They check that workers follow instructions and work according to the production plan and to deadlines.
They need to have a thorough knowledge of the processes, techniques and skills required and are always looking for ways to improve existing systems and production processes.
Clothing managers need to ensure that materials and accessories are ordered and received on time. They may also be involved in work-study, production, cutting, quality control, administration, management, marketing and distribution.
Schooling & School Subjects
Diploma: BTech and N.Dip. Clothing Management offered at UJ, CPUT, and DUT.
Applicants have to undergo a selection procedure. The principle underlying the course is to provide students with a sound foundation in management in the clothing industry. The structure of the course enables students to understand the total business cycle of the industry together with the technology required to support the business function.
Certificate: At TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) Colleges.
Any of the above.