Textile Technology Management (TTM)

TTM - Textile Technology Management Courses

TTM 106 Yarn Formation, Classification and Numbering Systems 1.
Prerequisite: TT 105; Corequisite: MA 131 or MA 141 (Calculus I).

The course addresses techniques available for manufacturing staple and filament yarns, classification of yarn types, and processes involved in manufacturing staple and filament yarns. The course covers hands-on calculations and measurements of yarn numbering systems including direct and indirect systems.

TTM 501 Textile Enterprise Integration 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Background in textile manufacturing..

Discussion of philosophy, strategy and technology of enterprise integration for textile manufacturing. Survey of enabling technologies such as computer-aided design; computer-aided manufacturing; material handling systems; information systems for control, supervision and planning; and internet resources.

TTM 510 Apparel Technology Management 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

Role of the apparel complex in manufacturing and supplying products on demand to meet the quality and performance of the global customer. The critical juxtaposition of the textile supply together with retail demand studied to understand constraintson manufacturing capacities and elasticities.

TTM 515 Apparel Production 3.

Concepts and practices for the production of apparel items, beginning with development of basic fit blocks and extending through the reation of stylized garments using pattern engineering techniques, supported by computerized pattern development.

TTM 517 Advanced Computer-Aided-Design for Fashion 3.

Exploration of industry design software for apparel and other sewn products. U4ia visual design software, 3D to 2D pattern generation software, Gerber Accumark or Lectra pattern design programs, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and other programs used by the industry to create, market and/or visualize products will be taught. Peripheral equipment essential to the design and visualization process will be included.

TTM 530 Textile Quality and Process Control 3.
Prerequisite: TT 420, Corequisite: ST 511 or ST 515.

Quality control and improvement methods for textile processes and products including quality systems, statistical control chart procedures, process capabilities, acceptance sampling plans, textiles process and product designs, on-line and off-line control systems and specific quality factors governing textile products and processes and their variabilities.

TTM 533 Lean Six Sigma Quality 3.
Prerequisite: ST 361 and ST 371, or equivalent.

Systematic approach (Lean Six Sigma philosophy) for improving products and processes. Defining the improvement opportunity, measurement system analysis, data collection, statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE) methods, and statistical process control (SPC) methods. Application of Lean Six sigma methods to improve product or process.

TTM 535 Research Methods and Management 3.
Prerequisite: ST 361, Graduate standing.

Basic principles and methods of academic and industrial research, research ethics, search of knowledge bases, research hypothesis, scientific paradigm, theory development, optimal research design and execution of scientific experiments, regression methods, survey design, use of variance components for samping scheme, model building and validation, principles of industrial R&D, project design and management, intellectual property rights, and maximization of research output.

TTM 561 Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

Management approaches and strategies for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technology changes in textile industry complex undergoing rapid market place and global competitive changes.

TTM 573 Management of Textile Product Development 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

The course focuses on an integrated approach to new product design, development and marketing of textile products. This integrated approach includes a) innovation strategy and opportunity identification, b) the design process for textile products, c) market launch, and d) managing innovation. The course include diverse textile end-uses, including apparel, home textiles, transportation textiles, and medical textiles. Trends in textile product development are reviewed. The dynamics of business analysis and strategy, design prototypes, and product analysis and recommendation are analyzed.

TTM 579 Textile Design Collection Studio 6.
Prerequisite: FTD 374, FTD 475, FTD 476.

Execution of creative projects addressing textile design problems through synthesis of background research and investigation, and knowledge from previous courses; preparation of work for portfolio, juried exhibition and participation in industry based competitions. Professional textile design practices including advanced portfolio development concepts and presentation, development of textile collections for specified end uses with emphasis on ideation, refinement and design development, and visual communication. FTD-TD ABM and TATM graduate students only.

TTM 580 Consumer Perspectives in Fashion 3.

Introduction of concepts and theories related to consumer behavior. Analysis of apparel and textile consumers and their decision making processes as well as internal and external influencing factors. Application of consumer behavior models to investigate consumer behaviors pertaining to textile and apparel products through individualized research projects.

TTM 581 Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

An overview of the economic, competitive, tchnological and market dynamics of the international textile and apparel industries. Trends in demand, output and trade are reviewed. The dynamic forces shaping and transforming the industry internationally are analyzed. Patterns of change at the global, regional, national and company level are explained and the outlook for the industries is considered.

TTM 582 Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing 3.

The course provides an understanding of the global textile brand management and marketing environments, global markets, and marketing programs and organizations. Specific topics include a) the economic, social, political/legal, and cultural environments; b) global textile market opportunities and challenges; c) global textile and apparel marketing strategies, and d) creation and management of global textile and apparel marketing programs. Credit will not be allowed for both TAM 482 and TAM 582. Graduate standing.

TTM 583 Strategic Planning for Textile Firms 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Elements of competitive strategy and planning methods within the textile complex with emphasis on the concepts of strategy in a mature industry, defining business in a global industry, resource allocation through strategic planning methods and implementing strategy in a single business and multi-business firms.

TTM 585 Market Research In Textiles 3.
Prerequisite: TAM (EC) 482.

A study and analysis of quantitative methods employed in market research in the textile industry. Function of market research and its proper orientation to management and decision making.

TTM 587 Advanced Fashion Collection Studio 6.
P: FTM 315,317, and 318 or FTD215, 216, and 321.

Graduate level fashion product design. Design and production of a "collection" using various methods of generating patterns for garments, such as flat pattern, draping CAD design techniques. Relationship of body configuration and fabrication to garment design. Emphasis on ideation, creativity, communication, fit quality and exhibition of a fashion collection. Work culminates in a fashion show or static exhibition. Restricted to TATM majors.

TTM 588 Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management 3.

Study and analysis of global textile supply chains. Field trips to textile related companies and organizations are required. Students will conduct a research project on global supply chain issues. Course taught off campus for non US global perspectives. Students may not take this course more than once for the same global perspective.

TTM 591 Special Studies in Textile Technology Management 1-4.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

Special Studies in Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management to fulfill needs not covered by current offerings. Student and faculty required to submit topics to be covered to director of graduate programs within first week of semester.

TTM 601 Seminar 1.

Discussion of scientific articles of interest to the textile industry; review and discussion of student papers and research problems.

TTM 630 Independent Study in Textile Technology Management 1-3.

Problems of specific interest in textile and apparel technology. Preparation of report, in a format suitable for publication required. One-page outline signed by advisor must be submitted within first week of semester.

TTM 632 Special Studies in Textile Product Development 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status.

Preq: Graduate standing or PBS student. This course is an Independent Study in Textile Product Development to fulfill needs not covered by current course offerings. Student and faculty are required to submit the topic to be covered to the graduate administrator within the first week of the semester. Either a paper or a presentation of a body of work will be the outcome of this effort.

TTM 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

TTM 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Thesis research.

TTM 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

TTM 710 Textile Technology Management 3.
Requirement: 18TTMPHD.

The course will discuss economic and technical aspects of managing technology in the textile complex. It will explain how technological change can be planned and thus managed, and it will address the required framework for forecasting, planning, creating, and implementing technological change. Cases of technological change in the textile complex will be discussed.

TTM 731 Decision Models and Applications in Textile and Apparel Management 3.

This course provides students with an overview of data decision models used in the textile and apparel industry, along with skills to apply them in real-world decision processes. Published academic papers and case studies will augment the teaching and learning in international trade, supply chains, manufacturing processes, quality, marketing, retail and distribution.

TTM 750 Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure, and Properties 3.
Prerequisite: TT 550 or TT 551 (or TT 451) or equivalent.

The course covers different aspects of the processing of yarns to products (braided, knitted, woven, and their composites) and the interrelation between the production mechanics and structure, geometry and properties of fiber assembly. Topics in the field are assigned and each student is expected to thoroughly study the topics and write critical papers based on structured assignments and specific questions. Conduct projects from concept to fabric formation, analyses, and evaluation.

TTM 761 Supply Chain Management and Information Technology 3.
R: Graduate Students Only.

Working knowledge of management concepts and information technologies to design and manage supply chain operations in textile complex. Deals with markets and operations distributed geographically and institutionally.

TTM 785 Doctoral Research Methods 3.
Requirement: 18TTMPHD.

The course in research methods examines contributions to knowledge among the interdisciplinary streams of inquiry that inform global management in textiles and apparel. The course requires active discourse among students regarding: philosophy of science, dominant research paradigms, assumptions of quantitative and qualitative research methods, application of qualitative and quantitative research methods to areas including but not limited to: product development, technology management, supply chain management, textile economics & trade, marketing strategy and consumer behavior. Students are expected to develop particular understanding of the methods commonly applied in their area of interest.

TTM 791 Advanced Special Studies in Textile Technology Management 1-4.
Prerequisite: Doctoral Student.

Advanced Special Studies in Textile Technology Management to fulfill needs not covered by current offerings. Students and faculty are required to submit topics to be covered to the graduate administrator before the start of semester.

TTM 801 Seminar 1.

TTM 830 Independent Study 1-3.

TTM 876 Special Project TTM 1-3.

TTM 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

TTM 890 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

TTM 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

TTM 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

Dissertation research.

TTM 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

TTM 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree and are writing and defending their dissertations.