lean manufacturing tools and techniques in the garment industry

Lean Manufacturing tools

The garment industry suffers from many of the same problems facing any other manufacturing industry in the world today.  Factories need to ensure that operations are efficient, that workers aren’t standing around idle because materials aren’t in place and that deliveries are timely.  Quality issues and too much operating capital tied up in inventory are also … Read morelean manufacturing tools and techniques in the garment industry

Andon system for lean manufacturing

Andon system for lean manufacturing

In English, Andon means ‘Sign’ or ‘Signal’. It is a visual aid which alerts where the action is required. Think, for example, a flashing light in a manufacturing plant that symbolizes the line has been stopped by one of the operators due to some uncertainty. An Andon System is one of the important components of the Jidoka quality-control method. Basically, … Read moreAndon system for lean manufacturing