ATDC organises training module on lean manufacturing

13 Jan '15
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Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational apparel training network in partnership with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) inaugurated its first international training workshop on ‘Lean manufacturing practices and implementations’.

Alongside ATDC officials, also present on the occasion were members of the recently formed ‘Ujjesh’ apparel cluster which has been catalysed with the help of ATDC & NPC in their approach to create clusters.

The ATDC TOT academy is organizing this 5-day workshop from January 12-16, 2015 for 30-35 participants for the training including industry participants and 20 ATDC trainers from ATDC’s pan-India centres.

The training will focus on topics such as Goals of the Lean enterprise, Financial Aspects, Value Engineering, Process Mapping, Standard Operations, Visual Management, 5S & its implementation, Value Steam Mapping (VSM), Lead Time – Video on Cellular Concept and Behavioural Metrics.

This training is in context of providing advance and upgraded specialized skills to ATDC Faculty Resources especially teaching AMT Courses.

On the occasion, Hari Kapoor, VC of ATDC said, “I am sure both faculty resources and industry professionals can greatly benefit from this advanced training workshop on lean manufacturing practices for bringing in new inputs on enhancing productivity & efficiency in apparel sector.”

Darlie Koshy, CEO at ATDC said, “Indian apparel industry needs to control costs, rein in wastes\ and improve productivity & efficiency. Time has come to commit ourselves to improve competitiveness, by adopting lean manufacturing practices.”

“SLITA has proven itself as a practical leader in this sphere and we are happy to bring such a workshop to the ATDC faculty resources and professionals from the industry when the industry is seriously looking at options to be highly competitive,” he added.

ATDC TOT Academy trains trainers and is an institution that operates as a resource centre which sets benchmarks and overall quality parameters for those in the business of skilling in the apparel sector.

TOT Academy upgrades knowledge base and skill levels of the faculty resources to develop industry oriented approach in their pedagogy with the key objective being to bring about an overall systematic change in the apparel industry while providing better quality trainers for industry.

With this vision, this workshop is being organised with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) which will provide new insights in achieving higher efficiency and productivity, for which Sri Lankan apparel industry is well known.

Nawaz Mustapha, director general of SLITA said, “This workshop is being organized to share our experience and expertise on lean management in apparel sector. It is one of the good techniques which produces product with less resources, capital, raw material, energy and labour.” (AR)

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