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Quality Assurance

Punjab, 141001, India
October 12, 2016

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Neeraj Thakur

Mobile 896**-*****


Serving industry from more than 16 years in Quality audits, Product safety procedures and Quality assurance. Worked with Buying houses / garment manufacturing unit like ZXY international(buying house), S.D apparels (buying house), Wrapknits pvt. Ltd (buying house), Maral Overseas Ltd, S.P.L. (Shivalik Prints Ltd.). Venus Garment India Ltd.

Proficient in streaming processes / procedure to facilitate robust Quality management systems. Expertise in conceptualizing and effecting process initiatives to enhancing process efficiency.

Conversant with International Product safety & Quality norms, Yarn, Fabrics, Garments, Fine Knits, Coarse knits (sweater), Woven. Efficient in team managements, skilful in directing the subordinates, sorting out issues and leading them to accomplishment of the preset targets. Track record of enthusiastic leadership and an achievement in all former organizations. Good analytical, troubleshooting and inter-personal skills with proven ability in driving numerous quality enhancement, process improvement and cost saving initiative during the career span.



Well versed with product safety norms like Needle policy, Metal free zone. Risk assessment of chemical test like Formaldehyde/ Flammability/ Azo free dyes/ REACH. Etc.

Fastenings of Cords/ Strings/ Bows/ Pompoms/ Sequins/ Tassels/ Belts etc

Knowledge about Strangulation & Entrapment issues, Chocking & Ingestion issues, Chemical toxicity, Sharp edges & points, Importance for Head passage, Button pull test or Pull test for other added value like toggles/braids etc.

Quality Management system

Adopting stringent quality measure including preparation of necessary documents to ensure compliance with above standards & customer requirements.

Preparing & maintaining records of all standards, audits, uncertainty calculations, control charts of all reference standards, guidelines, quality checklist, customer complaint & analysis.

Supplier Quality & Technical Assurance

Assessing the performance of the vendor based on various criterions such as quality / technology improve rate, timely delivery etc.

Reviewing vendor quality status, plan action to attain continual quality improvement of vendors, providing technical guidance to the vendor team and guiding them on perform bottlenecks.

Fabric inspection – Incoming and In-Process

Maintaining quality standards for incoming materials ensuring stringent adherence to quality standards, norms & practices and preparing reports.

Efficiently corrected garment defects as and when identified.

Process Enhancements

Planning, implementing & monitoring of technology changes to enhance operational efficiency.


Presently working with Rihanna Industries / as a Quality Assurance Head from March 14 till date.

Company Profile

Fast growing garment manufacturing unit, specialize for Performance and Sportswear in Coolmax®, Thermolite® Polyester / Nylon based fabric with high Lycra® percentage.

Work for Kappa, Fila, Benetton, Bossini, UCLA, BCCI, Royal Enfield, Disney, Code, Fame, Forca, Westport etc.


Study technical files to analyze product safety/feasibility at development stage.

Call outs meeting with production and merchandising team.

Evaluate new vendors by conducting technical audits.

Validating samples in Q.A department such as Fit, Size set, PP, and shipment sample.

Responsible to implement quality system / check points from fabric inspection till dispatch.

Handling garments from sampling stage, advise buyer if any modification required for product safety/feasibility.

Responsible to take approvals on samples at different stages.

Conduct P P meeting to avoid issues later, Check pilot run and approved Production patterns.

Interact with buyer on daily basis for quality related issues.

Keep close eye and cross check quality supervisor reports from different sections. Like fabric shrinkage, cutting, added value (Embroidery / Printing), trims/embellishments, fabric panel inspection, inline check points, final check points, finishing & packing area.

Conduct pre-finals before offer final shipment.

Worked with ZXY international./ as Senior Q.A executive from February 2013 to March 14.

Company Profile

Indian liaison office of Dubai-based Company, ZXY Apparel Buying Solutions that offers complete apparel sourcing solutions. The company has its sourcing offices in Tirupur, Noida, Dhaka and China and is doing business worth $ 55 million globally.

Production Sites & Offices: Bangladesh, India, China, Turkey, Myanmar, Pakistan

Sales Representative Offices: Germany, Italy, North America, UK, Turkey

Few buyers are : Diadora, Kappa, Lotto, Chiemsee (Germany), Kenneth Cole (Canada), Marisol.


Conduct pp meeting with vendor’s supervisors, in charges, q.cs,, pattern master and other responsible position holders before start bulk cutting/production.

Evaluate/Shortlist vendors on the basis of technical and commercial capability.

Monitor and control production activities to meet quality, order specifications and delivery date requirements.

Handle developments of proto as well as salesman sampling.

Provide regular reports/follow-ups regarding quality issues, vendor’s corrective action plans.

Taking daily follow-ups of production & quality to avoid late delivery & quality problem.

To follow T & A and inform zxy concerned merchandiser in case of delays.

Analyze style/product with vendor’s Q.A, to implement checkpoints to secure critical areas in sewing and finishing departments.

To give alert if observe any production call outs during sample evaluation.

Conduct inspections at following stages.

Cross check pilot runs.

Conduct/approve bulk fabric inspection as per 4 point system.

Cross check in house trims with approved one. Approve bulk prints/embroideries/added values.

Cross check production pattern, trial run before start bulk production.

Conduct meetings with factory line q.cs / qam and production guys to explain quality requirements / importance.

Conduct wash test on garment from actual production.

Conduct line walks, inline, midline and final inspection as per aql.

worked in S.D apparel pvt. Ltd. /Delhi based buying house. As a Q.A head from August 2010 to January 2013.

Company Profile

A firm with turnover more than 100 Crores yearly. Deals in coarse knits from Ludhiana for U.K based buyer – Marks & Spencer, Next, M&CO, Flyers, Hartstrings (USA) and Pure Baby from Australia.


Taking daily follow-ups of production & quality to avoid late delivery & quality problem.

Follow T&A with exporters.

Organize pre production meetings.

Guide/advice to team when they feel confused to take decision.

Shortlist vendors on the basis of technical and commercial capability.

Monitor and control production activities to meet quality, order specifications and delivery date requirements.

Worked with Wrap Knits Pvt. Ltd. / Delhi based Buying house in Ludhiana, as a Q.A head from Jan 2004 to August 2010. They cater to European buyers.

Company Profile

A firm with the approx. turnover of approx. 80 Crores yearly. Deals in both coarse and fine knits with European Buyers like DPAM, Oxbow, DDP, IKKS, Jacadi, Sun Valley, Lee Cooper, Element, GSA Salmon, Baina, Gout and Laurent Cerrer.


Heading a team of 6 Q.A / Merchandiser.

Attend and conduct overseas meetings with buyers to explain/understand style technicalities.

Handle developments of proto as well as salesman sampling.

Providing feedback for new developments to buyers.

Shortlist vendors on the basis of technical and commercial capability.

Provide regular reports and status related to production follow-ups, deliveries and quality problems.

Merchandising of different a/c and communicate with buyers & vendors independently.

Taking regular follow-ups of production & quality to avoid late delivery & quality problem.

Follow of T&A with exporters.

Analyzing the style and the product with the Q.A., to implement the checkpoints and securing critical areas in sewing and finishing departments.

Worked with Venus Garment India Ltd. (A leading company of Duke Fashion Ludhiana) as a Q.A

In charge from June 2002 – Jan 2004.

Company Profile

A composite unit from Knitting Dyeing to Garments manufacturing. A 100% EOU and prestigious buyers

like Gap, Reebok and Linmark and having their own reputed label 'Duke'.

Responsibilities Held

Responsible for garments quality from the Cutting stage to finished garments.

Control the garment rejection by solving the problems.

Way out the checking procedures for inspection.

Implementation the system to increase the productivity and maintaining the quality.

Worked with S.P.L. ( Faridabad) as Q.A. In charge from November 2000 - April 2002.

Responsibilities Held

Handling Buyer's complaints, and taking necessary corrective measures and future action plans.

Company's representative in Buyers Pre-shipment Inspection & Auditing.

Quality related trouble shooting to achieve the buyer requirement and to reduce the volume of rejection.

Worked as Asstt. Executive with Maral Overseas Ltd. (A leading company of L.N.J. Bhilwara Group) from, Jan 1999 – October 2000.

Responsibilities Held

Understand & removing sewing problems and bottlenecks that arises during the actual production at any stage, with the help of constant discussions with the technical people.

Fully responsible for Quality of Panel Inspection, Online Checkpoints, Final Inspection, Buttoning and Button hole checkpoint and after pressing checkpoints.

Having experience of maintaining quality of leading International Buyers like Nike, Hugo Boss, Fila, Guess, Muji (Marubeni Corp.), Decathelon (France) and Zara

Responsible for Online Re-audits according to A.Q. level.

Educational Qualification

B.A. (Pass) Kurukshetra University (1997).

12 th C.B.S.E. Delhi (1994).

Professional Qualification

Two-Year Advance Diploma in Apparel Merchandising in 1996-98 from I.I.F.T., South Extn. New Delhi.

Languages Known

English, Hindi, Punjabi.

Computer Knowledge

Having good knowledge Word, Excel, Outlook express and Internet.

Personal Details

Date of birth- 28-10-1975

Permanent Address

B – 215,

Sector - 50. Noida, U.P, INDIA

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