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Realization of quality management system in textile and apparel manufacturing – i

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Stitch World May, 2015

TQM Implementation

Competition from low cost sourcing destinations like Bangladesh, Vietnam and Myanmar has forced FOB exporters to improve on key performance indicators, viz. Productivity, Quality, Cost and Delivery (PQCD). However, seasonal nature of apparel business (that results in peak and slack demand cycles) and fire fighting environment on shop floor impairs sustainable implementation of improvement initiatives. In such a scenario, a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) can help manufacturers to standardize processes, adopt best industry practices, and improve straight through and OTIF (On Time in Full) percentage. Since all Quality Management Systems are aimed to achieve sustainable breakthrough improvements, it is up to individual factories to select one or more Quality Management Systems to meet its business requirements. In this new…

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