earlier days garment manufacturing systems were developed to approach the mass
quantity of garments in the product line, which means fully utilizing the
capacity so that more products were produced by fewer workers and machines, however
large queues of process inventory has been ignored. But workers and machines
never had to wait for product, which minimized the production cost.
a period of time business could not be profitable with the conventional mass
production system because of lower quantity value added products are expected
to produce by the Industry. In today's scenario, customers are expecting
different varieties of product which are also expected to be delivered to their
end quickly, which ultimately minimizes the "order to delivery" cycle.
challenges for apparel industry are to produce lesser quantity in minimum lead
time. Mass production helps everyone to cut the cost while producing mass
quantity. Whereas Japanese Lean system describes how to cut the cost while producing
Before Apparel manufacturing activities are done is mass level
is Lean manufacturing?
Manufacturing is a systematic approach for eliminating the process waste
through continuous improvement.
Waste: From the customers' point of view process waste is
anything which does not contribute the product transformation that is all the non
value added activities in the process line is known as waste.
The authors; B.
Senthil Kumar is working as a Consultant at ILFS CDI Ltd and Dr. V.R
Sampath is Principal at NANDA Engineering College