new wave of buyers and survival element to factory articulate around Just-In-Time. As we said
previously 2 things can not be changed (your organization Profit and buyer
selling price) Cost is the only variable left in the equation. How can factory
control the manufacturing cost in the absence of standards? In the short run,
buyers are on the moving-forward requesting factories to transform their
manufacturing facility to Lean Structure.
In the garment-export-world today, there are many local consultants claiming to
provide Lean Manufacturing consultancy services who do not completely understand
the philosophy behind Lean nor its principles.
Their clients accept them because they themselves lack sufficient
knowledge about Lean. When the
improvement efforts end in failure, these unqualified local consultants leave
garment factory owners hesitant about Lean being suitable for their
operations. The factory owners end up
thinking that Lean might be all right for Toyota but maybe it’s not applicable
to the garment industry.