About Anjuli2018-05-08T05:30:14+00:00

About Anjuli Gopalakrishna

Trainer and Consultant

Digital Disruption is here to stay. Companies need to re-invent their people, products, and processes. They need to become frontline obsessed and innovate to stay in the game. Digital is a mindset and organizations can succeed in this new era only if they embrace this mindset and quickly learn the new rules of the game. I’m energized by innovation and by the empowerment of people and organizations to be the best versions of themselves.

  • Global Apparel and Fashion Industry domain expertise

  • Project Management

  • Relationship Management

  • People Management and Development Skills

  • Learning and Development skills

  • Business Development and Networking

  • Customer Service Excellence

  • Digital and Social Media skills

Digital and Social Media Prowess

A glimpse of Training Workshops

Organizations where I learn the ropes

Supply Base Exposure

I have been involved in designing, developing and conducting ‘on the job’ skills training and coaching workshops for apparel manufacturing and sourcing organizations since 2008. I bring the ‘industry insider’ perspective to the training interventions I create and deliver, thus making the experience more relevant and effective for my clients and trainees. I conducted workshops for companies like Texport Garments, Raymond Ever Blue Denim, Golden Seam Textiles, L M Sagar Exports in Bangalore, Hirdramani Industries in Colombo, Radnik Exports, Orient Fashions, Saivana Exports, Genus Apparel in Delhi, for international brands’ buying and sourcing offices like J C Penney Purchasing Corporation and Dollar General Liaison office in Delhi and for non-profit organizations like OGTC (Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster) in Delhi.

I was invited as speaker to deliver sessions on ‘Skills upgradation for apparel merchandisers’ at International Conference for Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT) held at IHC, New Delhi, which were well received.

I worked as a trainer and consultant for Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre in Singapore where I revamped their training contents on Global Sourcing, Production Tracking using Critical Path Method, Team Work in Workplace modules. I was also involved in developing training and assessment on Apparel Costing for senior executives at Li and Fung.

Prior to my journey as a trainer / facilitator, I gained deep understanding of the Global Fashion Industry from my 10+ years of corporate stint with Industry leaders like Li and Fung, Tommy Hilfiger India, J C Penney Purchasing Corporation, TCNS and Pearl Global.

Accomplishments

I topped Delhi University in MA History from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. I was among the toppers in Delhi University for BA History Honors in Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
My passion of learning and sharing knowledge to develop others led me to contribute several articles which are published in several industry specific web portals, magazines such as Fiber2Fashion.comOnline Clothing Study.com. I started a knowledge sharing platform using LinkedIn called Smart Merchants Club , which is now a 700+ members strong community for shared learning for industry professionals from all across the world.
I successfully dabbled in engaging kids in the age group of 5-13 years old in ‘hands on’ / DIY STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths workshops which focused on kids making / building real life projects, through my venture Kynkr. www.facebook.com/kynkr.

Skills

  • Product Categories – Apparel – men’s / women’s / children’s, Home -soft lines and hard lines, Leather- apparel and accessories, tertiary products – fabrics and trims
  • Geographies – India, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hong Kong (Supply side), US, Canada, Europe, Japan (Buy Side)
  • Operational Excellence in managing and delivering on time in a multi-style environment by innovating on supply chain processes through application of project management concepts including critical path, risk management and lean principles.
  • Customer Service Focus in collaborating across multiple stake holders in global supply chain
  • People Development –design, develop and deliver relevant ‘on the job’ skills training workshops, coaching and measure performance holistically.
  • Consulting – Helped Garment Exporters and Sourcing offices improve employee productivity and instill the lean mindset.