With today’s rising costs and increasingly competitive markets, textile and garment companies need to find savings and efficiencies wherever they can. It’s no longer enough to focus on a few core competencies and just hope that everything turns out for the best. Now, managers need to think strategically about their production and analyse their value streams to cut out waste, remove unnecessary steps and maximize the value added.
This is where Lean Thinking, which is the baseline for Lean Manufacturing, comes in. In this module, we will introduce you to the world of “lean” and how it can help you change the way you do things in your company. With the foundations that you gain throughout this module, you will be able to develop future projects that implement lean thinking principles in your workplace.
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After completing this course, participants will be able to:Understand what lean thinking is and how you can benefit from it;
Assess the particularities of implementing lean thinking in the garment/apparel industry; and
Complete a readiness self-assessment (checklist) for lean manufacturing.