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Overview

  • Current:
    General Manager at China Guangzhou Lydia Garments
  • Past:
    • Factory Manager at Bowker Asia HaiNing
    • Factory Manager at Bowker Asia YuFu
    • Sample Room Manager at Bowker Asia YuFu
    • General Manager at ATH Garment ZhongShan
    • General Manager at ATH Brunei
  • Education:
    • Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    • Singapore St’ Andrew’s Junior College - GCE ‘A’ Level, Singapore
  • Connection:
    1 connection(s)

Summary

Having worked in the garment industry for more than 30 years, I have obtained various skill sets such as Higher Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Technology, GSD, Six Sigma and LEAN Pulling System knowledge. The knowledge and experience I have amassed will be vital to achieve and ensure the success of building up a brand new apparel factory from development, to production, and delivery, certain to meet the consumers’ high requirements.

  • Job Function:
    Management
  • Industries:
    Apparel/Footwear
  • Specialities:
    Lean Production Pulling System, GSD, Six Sigma.
  • Job Level:
    Director

Experience

  • General Manager

    China Guangzhou Lydia Garments
    May 2009 - December 2014 (5 years 8 months)

    Responsibility : Sourcing orders from overseas buyer, sales in-charge, purchasing & merchandising. Overall in charge of the whole factory’s operation, P & L. Achievement : Successful set up of the whole factory in LEAN Pulling System & sourcing orders from several overseas buyer. Company profitable after 6 months. Company Background : Owned by 2 Singaporean partners & 1 Chinese local. Company was only set up in April 2010, but in such a short period of time, successfully received 4 major overseas customers & was profitable.
    Nature of Business : 60% Knit & 40%Woven, OEM garment factory.
    Items : All types of children, ladies & men knit & woven wear.
    Main Market : Europe & USA
    Customers : Denmark – Cream, Italy – Molis, USA – DEB, TART, UK - Marco Reason for Leaving : Due to labour cost increased & shortage of skill sewers in China Guangzhou.

  • Factory Manager

    Bowker Asia HaiNing
    June 2008 - April 2009 (10 months)

    No of Workers : 1500
    Responsibility : Restructure of the whole Haining factory LEAN production system. Full care and responsibility of Accounting, P & L, PMC, sample making, QC system, LEAN system, warehouse, HR, Admin dept, IE & all Production department. Achievement : Successful restructuring of the whole Bowker Haining factory, including wages & lean system within 3 months. Set up of sample room in Haining factory, target to aim on Adidas Shanghai local orders.
    Company Background : Fully owned by Hong Kong Bowker Asia Ltd.
    Haining factory was only set up on 2007. Due to the poor management, the whole factory has been restructured.
    Nature of Business : Sports wear garment factory, 90% Woven & 10% Knit
    Items : All type of woven sports wear, including padded jacket, woven jacket, shorts & pants etc.
    Main Market : Global
    Customers :Adidas
    Reason for Leaving : Factory closed down.

  • Factory Manager

    Bowker Asia YuFu
    January 2006 - May 2008 (2 years 4 months)

    No of Workers : 4000
    Responsibility : Overall in charge of two production plants with total 4000 workers. Responsible for all production department, from paper pattern, Marker, cutting, sewing, finishing, delivery, QC, IE, Lean system,wages, HR, admin & shipping dept. Monitors for all season orders, forecast, target, pricing, costing & profit. Achievement : Successful set up of a new woven pants factory within 3 months, & took over another knit wear factory 6 months later. Highly appreciated by top management with outstanding performance.
    Company Background : Fully own by Hong Kong Bowker Asia Ltd.
    Yu Fu factory was set up in 2004 with a total of 5 blocks. 4 blocks were in operation while the last block was left empty, hence I started the woven pants production there. Nature of Business : Sports wear garment factory, 50% Knit & 50% Woven
    Items : All type of sports wear, Including knitted polo, round neck, skirts, dresses, Woven shorts & pants.
    Main Market : Global
    Customers : Adidas, Reebok.
    Reason for Leaving : Transfer to Haining factory

  • Sample Room Manager

    Bowker Asia YuFu
    June 2005 - December 2005 (6 months)

    No of Staffs & Workers : 200
    Responsibility : Overall in charge of sample room full operation, including paper pattern, samples sewing, fitting, IE & quality.
    Monitors on all sample costing using GSD system.
    Achievement : Successful enlargement & restructure of Bowker main sample room from 20 to 200 staffs within 6 months. Successful set up of the GSD system for all pricing. Highly appreciated by top management with outstanding performance. Company Background : Fully own by Hong Kong Bowker Asia Ltd.
    Restructure & enlargement of main sample room, set up GSD costing system. Nature of Business : Sports wear garment factory, 50% Knit & 50% Woven
    Items : All type of sports wear, including knitted polos, round necks, skirts, dresses, Woven shorts & pants, jacket, coats & padded jackets.
    Main Market : Global
    Customers : Adidas.
    Reason for Leaving : Transfer to Yu Fu production factory

  • General Manager

    ATH Garment ZhongShan
    January 2003 - May 2005 (2 years 4 months)

    No of Workers : 2000
    Responsibility : Overall in charge of Zhong Shan’s whole factory, Responsible for business plan, sales, budgeting, merchandising, development, IE, QC, HR, & Admin. Also, closely monitored all production departments, from PPC , Follow up, until delivery.
    Achievement : Restructure of whole factory including QC system, IE, & PPC & production department.
    Company background : Fully own by Malaysia Maxlin Group.
    Zhong Shan factory was set up in 2001 but was unprofitable in the first two years. After the restructure, it became profitable within 6 months.
    Nature of Business : 100% Knitted garments factory
    Items : Knitted garments, including infants, children men & ladies sleepwear.
    Main Market : USA
    Customers : Carters, Walmart, Gap, May dept, Federated.
    Reason for Leaving : Factory closed down, withdraw from China.

  • General Manager

    ATH Brunei
    July 2001 - December 2002 (1 year 5 months)

    No of Workers : 2000
    Responsibility : Taking orders for both CMT & FOB. Overall in charge of whole factory, from sales, merchandising, accounts, personnel, admin, PPC follow up, QC, shipping, sample development , all production departments up to delivery. Achievements : Restructure & enlargement of the whole factory from 1000 workers to 2000 workers. Factory was profitable after 6 months. Highly appreciated by top management.
    Nature of Business : 100% Knitted garments factory
    Items : All types of knitted garments, included men’s & ladies tops & bottoms.
    Main Market : USA
    Customers : Gap, Federated, AMC, J-Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, May Department, Walt Disney, Walmart.
    Reason for Leaving : Transfer to China.

Education

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)

    Bachelors , Apparel
    1983 - 1986
  • Singapore St’ Andrew’s Junior College - GCE ‘A’ Level (Singapore)

    College , Chinese, English
    1978 - 1979

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  • Hobbies and Interests:
    Reading, Jogging

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