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April 25, 2009

Institute of Apparel Management

IIFT & IAM launches 4 Month Certificate program in Apparel Export Management Date:[Mar 03, 2009]


Programme Objectives:

One of the constraints to India’s export growth in the apparel sector is the lack of attention to relevant skill and entrepreneurship development. The Certificate Programme in Apparel Export Management aims to fill this knowledge gap and support enhancement of India’s apparel exports.

Programme Strengths:

This programme’s strength lies in the fact that it has been tailored specifically to address the needs of the apparel sector. In addition to IIFT’s expertise in international business and foreign trade, this programme will leverage the hands-on experience at the Institute of Apparel Management (IAM).


Global Apparel Business Environment and Foreign Trade

• Gaining insight into the macroeconomic scenario of India with special focus on the economy’s external sector

• Overview of National aggregates (GDP, PPP, etc) and comparison with other nations

• Analysis of India’s trade policies and trade potential with reference to textiles and apparels.

• Driving forces of globalization & the emerging patterns of global political economy.

• The foundations of the multilateral framework of international trade, and the contemporary issues at the World Trade Organization with special reference to MFA and textile/apparel sector

• Globalism Vs Regionalism

• Understanding the role of WTO, regional groupings and their implications for India with reference to Apparel and Textiles.

International Marketing

• Develop a conceptual understanding of international marketing
• Identification and targeting of International Markets

• Entry Modes for international markets

• International marketing mix decisions

International Trade Logistics and Operations

• Basic understanding of the dynamics of logistics management in today’s international trade.

• International logistics infrastructure.

• International commercial contracts in Business Environment

• Export Documentation Framework

• Performance of Contract : Delivery Terms and Payment Terms

• Risk Management

• Central Excise Clearance and Claim of Rebate

• Customs and Port Formalities for Export Shipment and Import Clearance

• Processing of An Export Order

International Finance

• International Financial Markets

• Determining Exchange Rates

• Exchange Rate Derivatives

• Exchange Rate Systems

• Exchange Rate Forecasting

• Currency Exposure Management

• Exchange Markets in India

• Financing International Trade

• Methods of Trade Payments

• Trade Finance Methods

• Export Finance Schemes for Indian Exporters

• Financing Short Term Commitments

• Long Term Financing

• External Commercial Borrowing and Trade credit

Apparel Quality and Vendor Compliance

• Understanding the issue of Compliance in global context

• Apparel quality parameters

• Quality control – measures and methods for apparel exporters

• Testing parameters

• Acceptable Quality Levels for Apparel Products

Apparel Supply Chain and Vendor Management

• Understanding the apparel export production environment ,industry overview

• Strengths and weaknesses of Indian apparel manufacturing industry

• Process of apparel manufacturing – cutting ,sewing and finishing

• Machineries and equipments involved in apparel manufacturing

• Managing Apparel export orders – challenges and tools for effective management.

• Factors constituting Vendor compliance

• Vendor management techniques

Apparel Product Knowledge


• Overview of Indian Apparel Industry

• Types of Indian fabrics used in exports

• Woven yarn counts and construction

• Garmenting --- Sleeves and Seams

• Sourcing of Fabrics

• Sourcing of Trims and Accessories


• Fashion Forecasting- Applications

• Garmenting – Collars, Cuffs

• Garmenting --- Sleeves and Seams

• Garmenting --- Silhouettes

• Information Systems for apparel industry

Who should attend?

This programme would serve as a career booster for

Working Professionals in the Apparel industry

Working Professionals wanting to make a shift to the Apparel Sector

Apparel Retail Professionals wanting to shift to export sector.

Next Generation Exporters and Entrepreneurs

Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University with minimum 2 years of work experience.

Duration & Venue:

The total duration of the programme is of 4 months. Classes will be held on weekends partly at IIFT, New Delhi with lab sessions at IAM, Gurgaon.

Mode of Application:

• Forms can be downloaded form the site or

• Forms need to be carefully filled and submitted along with a draft of Rs 300/- favouring Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi

Mode of admission:

• On the basis of Interviews to be held at IIFT Campus, New Delhi.

• Seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and Physically Handicapped candidates as per Government of India norms.

Important Dates:
Last date for receipt of application form : 18th April 2009
Interviews : First week of May 2009

Commencement of course : Third week of May 2009

Program Fees:

The fee for the entire course will be Rs. 60,000/- (Rs. 30,000/- for SC/ST and Physically Handicapped candidate).

Drafts and Filled-in Application Form can be sent to:

Institute of Apparel Management
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,
7th Floor, Apparel House, Institutional Area, Sec-44
New Delhi – 110 016

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