with a balancing act between the seemingly unending need to satisfy Customer
demands while reaching and sustaining Corporate Profitability. By determining
the apparel company’s true asset and properly adapt to the new changes, the
company will be in a better position for continuing to grow and to meet ongoing
operating needs. In this context, workers are the most valuable assets of any apparel company to maintain
this balance act.
Currently the workforce development both in Nationally and
Internationally is still based on some old development methods copied across
the apparel industry, where it was once possible to meet financial goals
basically, through motivation and hard work, mostly this has started in the
days of quotas where things were simple and easy but not anymore.
With the ongoing changes in the marketplace and new business trends,
success in today's apparel industry depends on workforce flexibility to meet
the non-ending change in business trends and a willingness to learn and adapt. If
Apparel Industry is to succeed, it requires workers who have a range of technical
and business knowledge to understand and adjust in meeting corporate goals.
the new lean manufacturing era requires different skills and place new
expectations on its workers, the companies and development programs that train
those workers have to change and adapt as well as per company needs and new
lean structure. When correctly implemented, this will transform low-skilled
individuals into focused, quality trained workers. Also, since workers are the
most valuable assets; it is obvious to adapt in order to quickly
replace an asset during a given time (labor turnover) to
reduce an inexperienced workforce
and many additional expenses for a company
related to labor turnover.
Factories must develop and implement an effect Human
System to adapt workers to the concept in order to maintain and improve practices and processes meeting factory's core objectives otherwise productivity collapses.