Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How Indian Garment Exporters‎ and Manufacturers Need to Sit Together for Development of our Export Industry

India is making it's presence evidently visible in the fashion and overall garment market. With every passing day, Indian fabrics and readymade garments are gaining popularity in countries outside Indian Territory. This phase is equally utilized by Indian garment exporters as well as manufacturers as they are the one who are reaping most benefits out of this raging popularity. At the same time, it is very important to know that feuds among each other is the worst of all enemies and to make the hay while the sun shines, these manufacturers and exporters should join hands and fight all odds. This is a golden phase for garment industry and their combined efforts will prove to be beneficial for both their respective companies as well as economy as a whole.

The process of manufacturing a yarn to load the boxes for exporting, it takes several steps. It is quite an elaborate process. Manufacturers as well as Indian garment exporters need to work really diligently to speed up the process, maximize the production and at the same time to ensure that the all the workers hired to accomplish all these processes are paid well, because if they don't feel motivated, the output will be hampered. And it includes the weavers or power loom operators as well.

Indian Handloom and Handicrafts Exporter
In most of the cases, it is seen that workers are not satisfied. Often people in the same chain of garment production to export, instigate workers which results in poor performance and thus, reduced revenue. In these circumstances, it is very important for both Indian garment exporters and manufacturers to sit together and find out a practical solution to these problems which will not only solve the current issue but also prevent such disputes to arise in future. It is very important to keep the workers at grass root level happy and satisfied. It is them who do the most important part of the job. Grievances in them often results in disasters.

Government often introduces policies that are while beneficial to one but disadvantageous to another party. In such situations, instead of celebrating own success and defeat of another, one must think of the greater picture. Indian garment exporters and manufacturers are two pillar of this industry. If one of the two falls, another cannot carry the burden and will eventually fall too. So, there is no point in being happy thinking that one's defeat is another's win. It is rather the other way round. Win can change into a crashing defeat because manufacturers and exporters complement each other. Standing against each other will only bring downfall, your as well as garment industry's.

There are problems in both the sectors. Some are common to both of them. For example, frequently changed fashion trends, fluctuating value of foreign currency and ever increasing raw materials and fuel price are just a few to mention. Basically problems arising in either of the two sectors affect both manufacturing and exporting units. Unskilled labour, poor transportation facilities and tax related policies are some of the hurdles commonly faced by the manufacturers of Indian garments. Government policies, fuel surcharges and taxes are the main problematic areas of the Indian garment exporters. Man-handling of these problems result in several other costs that are further incurred. To resolve these issues, both the manufacturers and exporters should sit together and bring out a feasible solution while discussing the main problems. There are platforms where exporters and manufacturer steam up to work together to streamline the process and help India shine through the dull phase of economy but it is very important to maintain a transparency here. And everything else will be taken care of through sheer hard work and focused business plan. 

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