Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Published: February 17, 2021
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128194263


The never-ending global search for a country with a low labour wage is almost bottoming out. The so-called labor-oriented apparel manufacturing industry is poised to change. Due to fierce global pressure on reducing price and lead time, the textiles and apparel producers will have to banish all waste from their supply chain. Lean manufacturing which removes waste and smoothens the process flow is gaining popularity among textiles and apparel producers and will be a key element for the survival of the industry in the years ahead.

Key Features

  • An overview of various lean tools with a balanced mix of conceptual knowledge and practical applications in the context of apparel manufacturing
  • Valuable industry information which managers and engineers can follow themselves without the need to hire outside consultants
  • Case studies and examples from apparel manufacturing demonstrating how lean tools are being used successfully by leading organizations; an academician’s delight
  • Possible use cases of several lean tools having potential use in the apparel manufacturing scenario


Engineers, managers, and consultants working in the textile and apparel manufacturing industry. Students and researchers of apparel manufacturing, lean management, production management, fashion technology and related programs globally

Table of Contents

  • 1. Lean management in apparel manufacturing
    2. Lean terms in apparel manufacturing
    3. Fundamentals of lean journey
    4. Lean problem-solving
    5. Visual management
    6. Rapid setup
    7. Autonomation
    8. Process balancing
    9. Apparel manufacturing systems
    10. Lean quality management
    11. Lean human resources
    12. Total productive maintenance
    13. Lean supply chain management
    14. Agile manufacturing