Esquire Knit Composite has successfully implemented “KAIZEN” in our EKCL factory as well as in head-office. The purpose of Kaizen is to achieve lean manufacturing facility in cost minimization and time efficient manner.
Wastage is a great loss for the company & Non Productive Time (NPT) which in other words loss of production, affects the profitability of a company. There are many reasons for which production lines of a garment factory suffers for poor productivity. By reducing the reasons of non-productive time (NPT), production of a garments factory can be increased a lot. And by wastage management, company directly can save a big money. Thereby, company achieves a huge amount of financial benefits by well managing both the wastage and NPT.
Short description of different types of Wastages
The basic 3 rules of Kaizen are –
- Needed, Not Needed – To eliminate items which are not required at all from work place
- Needed but not that much – To ensure right quantity in all purchase volume and to avoid over stock
- Needed but not now – Time of purchase. It blocks cash flow and space for a period of time
5S is also a basic component of Kaizen.
5S is the foundation of all improvements and is the key component of establishing a Visual Workplace. 5S’s are part of Kaizen — a system of continual improvement which is a component of lean manufacturing. A 5 S program focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. The results you can expect from a Five S program are: improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety.