A conference on achieving sustainable growth in the textile and apparel industry through manufacturing excellence will be held in Mumbai, October 6, 2017.
It will be hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
One session will be dedicated to deliberating upon the need for implementing standardized manufacturing systems and processes in order to attain manufacturing excellence. In many companies, the systems and processes are established, or rather discovered, by a trial and error method, while this need not be the case.
In today’s globalized world, the learning curve for organizations can be accelerated by use of benchmark operating procedures which once adopted can improve the system efficiency and output quality tremendously.
Another session will focus on the influence that innovation and new technologies have on manufacturing in terms of quality and cost. This session will include discussions on the use of the latest technology for producing better quality products more competitively; IT as a tool for effective planning and monitoring; development of smarter designs, better performance, efficiency, ergonomics and aesthetics; product lifecycle management – material savings/efficiency, resource efficiency etc; and use of integrated monitoring systems.
A third session will focus on ways to achieve high productivity and quality from the manpower employed in the industry. There will be discussions on current issues with the productivity and efficiency levels of the workforce in the textile industry; comparative assessment of the skill levels of Indian workers with top manufacturing nations such as China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam; skill gap present in the textile and apparel industry; and steps taken by the industry and government for reducing this gap and upgradation of skills.