Agreement with the Textiles Human Resources
Council of Canada. Harvard Business School Publishing : Online Courses
Werner International is proud to announce a long term
agreement with the Canadian Textiles Human Resources Council. The agreement
includes the use of the eVolution™ training system developed by
the council and used in many countries.
Werner International has made a quantum leap in training recently by using the
eVolution™ system. The software, available on the Internet and
on CD, perfectly supports the renowned and widely used Werner AMPS®
The system was developed by the Canadian Textiles Human Resources Council and
funded by the Canadian government. Various authorities were involved in
developing the training tool such as NCSU (North Carolina State Universities),
Leeds University (UK), technical colleges in the USA and Canada and finally,
senior manufacturing experts were called to review the content.
The program includes a wide range of courses and is
web-based (also available on CD-Rom) meaning that individuals can follow the
various courses at their own rhythm, around-the-clock, sitting at their
computer. A password is given to each employee and their utilization can be
monitored by your human resources department.
eVolution™ is the perfect support to your training initiatives
and the Werner consultants are using it regularly to take advantage of the
animation and videos available.
The program has the depth to develop the skills of the personnel on their own
process but is an invaluable tool to spread the knowledge of all the
manufacturing sections to everybody, including the sales and marketing people.
Textile manufacturing skills
(in English and French)
All majors manufacturing processes are covered.
Fibers and yarn
The weaving process
The knitting process
Dyeing, finishing and
QC and testing,
process control and plant operations
Textile technical skills (In English and French)
Electrical motor controls
Introduction to pneumatics
Introduction to hydraulics
Introduction to electronic/computer controls
Introduction to programmable logic controllers
Mechanical power transmissions
Health and safety
The eVolution™ system is kept
updated by the Canadian council and has the possibility to assess the knowledge
of the personnel (by on-line questionnaires) prior and after the training
Your Human Resources manager can easily design training programs for each
individual, but the software can also make the programs automatically! Your
manager can easily follow the progress of everybody by having full access to the
training profiles. Your HR manager can even monitor the time each employee
spends on the system.
The eVolution™ system has the capacity to quickly assess the training needs of
your organization, design specific and individual training programs and is an
efficient tool to monitor the knowledge of every individual before and after the
Occupational and competency profiles
The system is also offering all the occupational and
competency profiles for the:
Complete but easy to read manuals clarify the tasks to
perform and the knowledge and ability required.
Harvard ManageMentor® 10
In addition to the textile courses, Werner International
can support your training efforts with the Harvard ManageMentor® 10. With this
series of courses, all employees of your organization have around-the-clock
access to online programs designed by Harvard Business School Publishing. A
total of 42 interactive online business and personal development programs are
available to your personnel at all levels.
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Harvard ManageMentor® enhances manager’s day-to-day
performance and engages them with more than 200 interactive learning activities,
audio downloads for every topic, more than 125 executive perspectives and more
than 350 video elements.
Advisors for Harvard ManageMentor® include:
- Normand Augustine
David A. Garvin
James L. Heskett
Linda A. Hill
Robert S. Kaplan
John P. Kotter
… and many more.
How you can profit from eVolution™, Harvard ManageMentor®
and Werner AMPS®.
By joining Werner International, you team up automatically with these three
training programs. To know more about the possibilities offered, you are invited
to contact Mr. Alain Mathieu at :
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Werner has carried out two major benchmarking studies so
far this year on behalf of the Ministry of Textile Industry in Pakistan. The
studies concentrated on manufacturing processes, including: Preparation,
Weaving, Dyeing and Finishing in both the towel and Denim Industries.
The surveys were done at a number of representative companies in both sectors
at plants based in Lahore and Karachi and were done in response to a request
from the Ministry of Textiles in order to contribute and support the
competitiveness of its textile and garment industry in what is now a globalized
marketplace. Within this context, the benchmark initiatives objective is
twofold. On the one side, assess and evaluate the level of internal
competitiveness of participating companies through the execution of a deep and
detailed analysis and auditing. On the other side, provide companies with a
benchmarking comparison of their performance to those achieved by best similar
competitors all over the world and therefore specifically outline performance
gaps and improvement potentials.
On completion of the studies, individual reports were presented to each
participating company with a final combined sectorial report presented to a
joint meeting of senior executives of the companies concerned and to the
Minister of Textiles in Islamabad.
Werner is extremely grateful to all those that participated in this exercise,
for the manner in which they cooperated fully with our consultants during the
course of the studies at the manufacturing units.
This exercise is part of an ongoing project in which Werner was asked to look at
a number of sectors that are of concern to the Ministry including: Ginning, Yarn
Processing, Home Furnishings, Garment manufacture, Knitting and others.
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October 11 – 14, 2008.
The ITMF conference "Challenges for a Greener and More Sustainable Textile
Industry" will be held on the Island of Mauritius.
Representatives from many of the worlds major organizations will be presenting
papers at the conference, such as: International Cotton Association, PCI Fibres,
Marks & Spencer, Li & Fung, Textile Intelligence Association, Patagonia,
Milliken, TextilWirtshaft, Stefanel, Denim des Iles Ltd, and many more.
Werner International will be represented by Consultant, Harold Harvey, who will
be presenting a paper titled "The Green Way Forward", a manufacturing overview
of Asia, Africa and the Far East. The paper will examine the cost of being
classified as an environmentally friendly manufacturing operation, with the
emphasis on technology, energy, raw material and manufacturing costs. The report
will focus on the efforts and results from countries such as: China, India,
Pakistan, Korea, Egypt, Vietnam etc.
Excerpts from the paper will be available in a future edition of "New Twist".
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News from India
Himatsingka Linens, part of Himatsingka Seide, has
successfully implemented the Werner AMPS training system. The new weaving
installations include 320 Picanol looms producing bed sheeting products. The
investment represents the biggest Jacquard wide fabric installation in India
with 48 wide width looms.
The finishing operations have a daily capacity of 60,000 meters and the sewing
department is able to deliver 10,000 finished sets.
Mr. Alain Mathieu, Executive Vice President of Werner recently visited the
installations to deliver a final copy of the training manual and was impressed:
"Himatsingka Linens has certainly the potential to become one of the best
sheeting company in the world. Testing, manufacturing and training facilities
are simply world class".
Mr. A.V. Nair, Vice President (Operations) of Himatsingka Linens, mentioned: "We
are very pleased with the contribution of Werner International and the AMPS
training system is definitely an effective training method. We continue to
strictly adhere to the system to accelerate the development of competent and
productive operators in weaving."
Even if Himatsingka training organization is now self-sufficient, a Werner
consultant is maintaining regular contact. "I like to have a Werner consultant
here from time to time. His efforts and dedication are well appreciated and he
keeps our people on the edge" Mr. Nair said.
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Success : Derri Design
Turquality®, a brand supporting program, nowadays well known all over the world,
is a unique example of how a government can promote the international exposure
of a number of domestic brands by financially supporting the best and most
promising Turkish enterprises in a number of industrial sectors (textile,
construction, FMCG, furniture, etc.), provided that they are able to prove a
capability and a potential to become international brands.
Werner International has been very actively involved in Turquality®
the very beginning, when the program was only consisted in the Turquality®
and by a first group of apparel (fashion) companies, successful on the domestic
market. Along the years from that starting point Werner has provided its support
in setting the strategy of the program on one side while developing a system and
criteria for assessing and benchmarking applicant companies. We have also
pointed out various areas of improvement for many of these companies and
implemented several support projects, either in the technical or the marketing
and strategy field.
Today Werner is still involved in a number of interesting consultancy projects
with most of these companies.
One of the most successful examples of such fruitful collaborations is the one
in association with DSD, for their Derri Design brand.
Werner International has been assisting DSD, initially by providing strategic
coaching to the Company for the effective positioning of their brand Derri, then
in the refinement of the Derri Design brand concept, meant to be a core value
brand concept for progressive international repositioning.
Werner International has supported the Company management in the fine
positioning of the brand and throughout all the necessary implementation steps,
such as brand concept development and design, merchandising planning, collection
development, store / corner concept development, etc.
Werner International has brought in a multidisciplinary team of experts,
including consultants with strong and consolidated competences in fashion
branding, retailing, concept design, as well as designers for collection
development, store concept development, in-store material design (displays,
hangers, boxes, labels, ribbons, etc.), and communication material (catalogues,
video, flyers, etc.).
In January 2008, Werner International introduced DSD to a well known American
representative. Starting from the SS09 season Derri Design collection, will
therefore be presented to leading US retail accounts from a nice New York
Werner International and DSD have been collaborating for over a year now and
through the development of two full collections, FW08 and SS09. The success of
this cooperation is also the result of the hospitable and receptive environment
created in the Company by its Board members and their management collaborators.
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