Common Abbreviations for Apparel Merchandising

The following abbreviation may be used for buyer sourcing, order negotiation, material procurement, and communication.

RMGReady-Made Garment
GMTGarment
A/WAutumn/Winter
F/WFall/Winter
S/SSpring/Summer
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
PO Purchase Order
GPAGarment Purchase Agreement
SKUStock Keeping Unit
Tech-PackTechnical Package
Spec.Specification
FPPFull Package Program
HPPHalf Package program
CMTCut Make and Trim
CMCut and Make
FOBFree of Board
CFRCost and Freight
CIFCost Insurance and Freight
POSPoint of Sales
GSPGeneralized System of Preference
CA#CA (Canadian) Identification Number
WPLWool Products Labeling
UPCUniversal Product Code
PLMProduct Life-Cycle Management 
PNDPattern Design
SMSSales Men Sample
PPPre production
PPSPreproduction Sample
TOPTop of Production
GPTGarment Performance Test
FPTFabric Performance Test
QRQuick Response
RNRegistered identification Number
POMPoint of Measurement
HPSHigh Point Shoulder
CBCenter Back
CBLCenter Back Length
CFCenter Front 
CFLCenter Front Length
BLBody Length
Slv.Sleeve
SL Sleeve Length
SSSide Seam/ Short Sleeve
WBWaist Band
TCTop Center
MOQMinimum Order Quantity
L/CLetter of Credit
BBL/CBack to Back L/C
P/IPro-forma Invoice
L/DLab dip
ETDEstimated Time of Departure
ETAEstimated Time of Arrival
YPDYard Per Dozen
MPDMeter Per Dozen
FWFabric Width
OZOunce per Sq. Yd
GSMGram per Sq. Mtr
PPMPreproduction Meeting
Jr. Junior
Jp.Junior Petite
Sr.Senior
Mp.Misses Petite 
Fab.Fabric
Acc.Accessories
Con.Consumption
Approx.Approximate
Art.Article
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
Asst.Assistant
Attn.Attention
Avg.Average
Bus.Business
C.c.Courtesy  copy
Bcc.Blind courtesy copy
Cml.Commercial
Corp.Corporation
Dept.Department
e.g.for example
etc.and so forth
exp.Express
Fig.Figure
Fwd.Forward
i.e. that is
I/OInstead of
Inc.Incorporation
Incl.Including
Inst.Instant
Inv. Invoice
Invt.Inventory
Lbs.Pound
Oz.Ounce
Px.Price
S/BShould be
Std.Standard
Ttl.Total
Vol.Volume
Wk.Week

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