Over 30 Years with Sourcing/Exporting Textiles from India
ADARSH PRIYA SRIVASTAVA
120,Pkt-E,Mayur Vihar-2,Delhi-110091 Mobile: 9810594982,Ph:91-11-22781689,22785696 E-mail:
I have over 30 years on hand experience of working in Textile Exports covering various Textile products from carpets to apparels. I am thoroughly conversant with production, sourcing, packaging, quality aspects and Exports of Textiles Made-ups and Handloom Products. During all these years I have traveled widely within and out of the country and am fully aware of the International Trade as well. I thus have fairly good knowledge of Product, Skill, Source, Market, Procedure and Documentation etc.
•I have a Law Degree from University of Allahabad, Allahabad. equipping me with legal aspects of the Industry and Trade in India and abroad.
•Besides the above academic qualifications I have also undergone various short courses conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Electronic Corporation of India, which were good for my Professional knowledge and the Trade I am involved with.
•Bachelor of Science from Meerut University, Meerut.
•Master of Arts from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur.
•Law Degree from Allahabad University, Allahabad.
I began my career in July 1978 as an Executive Trainee with OBEETEE LTD, MIRZAPUR, a premier Hand Knotted Carpet Manufacturing and Exporting company of India,worked in this company for about 7 years and had my basic Orientation in Exports of Hand knotted/Crafted Carpets. Here I had opportunity to work in various Departments of the Company such as Planning & Coordination, Production, Quality Control and Dispatches besides being trained in for Costing, Pricing and Finance. Also,I had the opportunity to work with the real artisans at the grass-root level and understand the Art and its potential. I was ,thus, trained here in Handloom Textile Export Enterprise and its reach in the Modern Day lifestyle the Worldover.
From Dec.1986,got a change and took over as Manager Production with VALOD CARPET PVT, LTD. MUMBAI.The job here was Quality Production of Hand Knotted Carpets. Once again I had the similar opportunity but this time it was State of Gujrat and its villages. Here Carpets were produced under one roof therefore various responsibilities with regard to a Factory Administration were involved besides quality production and Export. On account of Carpets finding a low priority in the Company I was shifted to Courier Division of the Company operating in collaboration with United Parcels Services of U.S.A. It was a new assignment but I enjoyed it too and grew companies’ business manifold, Carpet remained the secondary responsibility.
In the month of Oct. 1990 got an opportunity to work with MONTARI IND. LTD, Delhi, as Asstt. Manager, Home Furnishing (Production). This was a Ranbaxy Group Company and was Exporting Home Textiles. My job was to Produce & Procure Home Textiles, Carpets and Rugs,MadeUps as per specifications of the Foreign Buyers. Quality Control, Packing, Dispatch were part and parcel of my duties. Since, I had to strictly implement parameters set by the Buyer,’was working hand in hand with Manufacturers, Suppliers, Dyers, Printers and other Processors on one hand and the Buyers on the other. In the course of my activity, I had to keep the Buyers abroad, informed of the status of their orders and was constantly interacting with them on New Development of samples, pricing etc. On the other hand I was, relentlessly, involved with various factories, Cooperatives producing our goods and was always giving them leadership/Direction. Here again I was in touch with real craftsmen as I had different products having various kinds of Handloom Production, Hand Embroidery, Printings, Mirror Work, Sequin Crochet work etc. I thus got experience in production ,procurement of Carpets ,Rugs ,Fabrics ,Made-Ups- such as Table and Bed Linen, Kitchen linen, Cushions, Curtains and Garment Accessories- Stoles, Scarves and Shawls.
From Nov.1992, I was picked up by a very large Group of south India, the Murugappa Group as Manager Operations (North), based at Delhi for their HOME FURNISHING Company, AMBADI ENTERPRISES LTD. Delhi. The group had many-fold activity making some world famous branded products like BSA SLR Cycles, Parry-Toffees, Netlon, Corborrundum Universal Abrasives, Diamond Automotive Chains etc, The company was also operating in United Kingdom in the name of Parry Murray and was a bulk seller for Handloom Furnishing [login to view URL] as an Operation Manager was a ’profit centre’ Head and was responsible for all Production, Procurement, Quality Control and Despatch of goods being produced by different manufacturers/Fabricators associated with our Production Units. Liaison with all the Production units, its Fabricators, Dyers, Printers, Quality Checkers was the paramount activity. As Profit Centre Head I acquired experience in Administration, Finance and Labour relations, line-management and in Handloom Production in unorganised sector.
As such I have indirectly served various Chain stores, Retailers, Whole sellers, Mail Order Houses and Bulk Importers of the World like Pier-1, Crate & Barrel, Poterry Barn, Restoration Hardware, Import Specialists inc.,William Sonama,Galleries-Lafaitey,Harrods, Habitat, JYSK, Hub, Pep Stores Shoprite-Checkers, Rug Market etc.
I gave up this job in the year 1995 to venture out in the Export Trade on my own. I have widely travelled in Europe in connection with promotion of business and have participated in Trade fairs organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation and various other Trade Organisations abroad.
As such I can render following services
•Lead and Develop new concepts and product,
•Develop merchandising 0perations for apparel,leather,home-textiles,accessories,
•Set goals with vision for the various categories of products,
•Ensure availability of merchandise in stores keeping supply intact,
•Develop Advertising & Promotion plans to create brand awareness,
•Work with Buyers ,Exporters, suppliers and vendors at the same time,
•Research on trends in the international and domestic markets,
•Adhere and Maintain price positions,
•Train and motivate the team to achieve organizational targets,
•Complete supervision of Quality production in organised/un-organised sectors,
•Effective manpower utilization and meeting production targets as per plan,
•Making available resources required to meet qualitative and quantitative needs
•Ensure co-ordination among Planning,Design,Inventory,Logistics and Sourcing,
•Develop and Evaluate periodical reports giving all details,
•Ensure discipline among workers and staff members while interacting, •Minimize wastage and bring ininovations in manufacturing techniques.
•Facilitate team to evolve better co-ordination and effective interaction.
•Identify critical areas related to operations and take corrective measures.
•Achieve targets set by the company in co-ordination with vendors,suppliers, manufacturers etc.
•Develop,source,new products and new market,improvisation of the existing ones.
Internet Exposure : Searching & Browsing
Microsoft office : Word, Excel etc
Operating System : Windows 2000 XP
To successfully Implement and run an Export Project with proven results -Growth, Image, Profit, as I am both Academically and Professionally sound in implementing a Project. I have lot of resources available allover the country to operate in a desired manner. Lot of vendors, suppliers, skilled workers are there to cooperate in the task assigned. In all these years I have developed Personal and Professional bondage with them and have always been able to win their support. I have also understood the job skills related to Production, Marketing, Promotion of the Products and Sales. I have learnt to generate management information systems by which I could keep myself abreast with the area of my operation and keep the Board informed about the affairs within the Organization and out.
Date of Birth :30 October 1953
Marital Status :Married,Have two children.
Languages known :Hindi, English.
Hobbies :Reading, Listening to Music and Traveling.
Date :2nd Dec.09
Place :Delhi Adarsh Priya Srivastava