Chandrarathna - Quality Assurance Manager - Battaramulla, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, WP, Sri Lanka

Nalaka Chandrarathna

Battaramulla, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, WP, Sri Lanka

Services

Quality Assurance Manager

Summary:

A Senior Level Quality Assurance Consultant with a wide range of 12 years experience and knowledge in the apparel industry and 10 years in current company. Able to work on own initiative and as well as part of a team. Proven leadership skills involving, managing, developing and motivating team to achieve their objectives. Have a first class analytical, design and problem solving skills. And willingly dedicate to maintaining high quality, safety and compliance standards.

Work History

Quality Assurance Consultrant

Ralph Lauren - Singapore, Hong Kong

September 2004 - July 2013

As a Quality Assurance Consultant my responsibilities are,
Give leadership to maintain Quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirement with other members of management and production related people, Technicians and engineers.
Maintains in-process product inspection standards by studying manufacturing methods, devising testing methods and procedures
Establish Product Quality documentation system by writing and supporting to maintain Quality Assurance procedures.
Maintain product Quality by enforcing Quality assurance policies and procedures and USA, Europe government requirements.
Prepare product and process Quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Completes Quality assurance operational requirements by scheduling and managing colleagues; following up on work results.
Maintain vendor auditor’s job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining auditors, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Involve the pre sample, pre production stages and identifying possible technical issues and failures providing advice on technical aspects following in order to identify the most effective method for bulk production as per the customer’s requirements.
Assist the pre-production process by providing technical advice on pattern making/ modifications, critical points and adjustments to samples based on the pilot run when required in order to facilitate smooth operation.
Establish the guidelines subject to the given standards and approvals on the shade bands from the shade blanket, Fabric defects and first bath approvals on wash garments.

Products range capable of


Men's and Women's Knit shirts.
Men's and Women's Woven Shirts.
Men's and Women's Rough Wear Casual Pants.
Men's and Women's Rough Wear Dress pants.
Men's Under Wear.
Men's Sleepwear.
Men's and Women's Sweaters.
Men's and Women's Outer Wear.
Men's and Women's Head wear.
Women's Dresses
Children's Wear all woven tops and bottom

Quality Assurance Inspector

S Schwab Company – Hong Kong.

August 2003 - September 2004

I was based in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on and off and Oversee total 8 facilities in Bangladesh, 4 facilities in Sri Lanka and 4 facilities in Madagascar. I was responsible to manage fty evaluations, implementing pre production meeting process, Ralph Lauren Children Wear Product Quality, Total functions of Product Safety and Compliance for the Ralph Lauren Children’s wear.

Quality Assurance Consultant

Ralph Lauren

From August 2003

• Give leadership to maintain Quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirement with superior members of management and production related people, Technicians and engineers.
• Maintains in-process product inspection standards by studying manufacturing methods, devising testing methods and procedures
• Establish Product Quality documentation system by writing and supporting to maintain Quality Assurance procedures.
• Maintain product Quality by enforcing Quality assurance policies and procedures and USA, Europe government requirements.
• Prepare product and process Quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
• Execute Quality assurance operational requirements by scheduling and managing colleagues, following up on work results.
• Maintain vendor auditor’s job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining auditors, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
• Execute special projects such as implement, coach, monitor and assess the results on the RL Traffic Light System.
• Visit the off shore and domestic facilities and conduct evaluation for the industrial compliance, heath and safety procedure prior to place orders as per the US Government and organization requirements.
• Involve the pre sample, pre production stages and identifying possible technical issues and failures providing advice on technical aspects following in order to identify the most effective method for bulk production as per the customer’s requirements.
• Assist the pre-production process by providing technical advice on pattern making/ modifications, critical points and adjustments to samples based on the pilot run when required in order to facilitate smooth operation.
• Establish the guidelines subject to the given standards and approvals on the shade bands from the shade blanket, Fabric defects and first bath approvals on wash garments

Liz Claiborne QA center coordinator

HIrdaramani Garments Katunayake Ltd

Involved and monitored all the activities from the sample stage to the finished goods in each and every department considering their technical and management aspects and directly reported to the factory general manager. Trained the Statistical Process Controllers (SPC) to involve and monitor the four main functions of the inline process controlling such as Collect the data, Established standards, comparing standards with the results and taking corrective actions.

Projects

Compliance, Technical and Quality Evaluation on the Manufacturing Facilities.

The facilities evaluated and approved.

Tropica Garments Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shanta Garments Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Interstoff Apparels Ltd, Ghazipur, Bangladesh
Shantha Washing Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
P & R Company, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Regency Garments Ltd, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
HI Fashion Holding Pvt Ltd. Katuwana, Sri Lanka.
Hirdaramani Mercury Apparel Pvt Ltd, Seetawaka, Sri Lanka
Ospray Clothing Pvt Ltd, Ranala, Sri Lanka.
Koreana Garments Pvt Ltd, Mundalama, Sri Lanka.
Antler Fabric Printer Pvt Ltd.Piliyandala, Sri Lanka.
JK Garments Pvt Ltd., Seeduwa, Sri Lanka.
Next Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd. Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
Needle Plus Garment (PVT) Ltd. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Star Garments Ltd, Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
Prasara Washing Plant Pvt Ltd, Nattandiya, Sri Lanka.
Prasara Washing Plant Pvt Ltd, Dankotuwa, Sri Lanka.
Carlos Embellishers (Pvt) Ltd, Weyangoda, Sri Lanka.
Dynawash Ltd, Biyagama, Sri Lanka.


Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Science

University of Sri Jayawardana Pura - Sri Lanka

Royal College - Colombo, Sri Lanka

• Awarded Bachelor of Science - in Mathematics, Physics & Statistics with 2nd Class (Honors) pass from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2000. • On line training on the “Global Anti Bribery and Anti Corruption” from Law in Context and Awarde

Credentials/Technical Skills.

• Awarded Bachelor of Science - in Mathematics, Physics & Statistics with 2nd Class (Honors) pass

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Royal College

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