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Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194263

Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing

1st Edition

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Editors: Prabir Jana Manoj Tiwari
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194263
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. Lean Manufacturing - Evolution and Trends
2. Lean Philosophy and Apparel Manufacturing
3. Problem-Solving through Lean
4. Workspace Management
5. Visual Management
6. Process Mapping
7. Rapid Set-up
8. Autonomation
9. Resource Balancing
10. Cellular Manufacturing
11. Quality Control Through Lean
12. Total Productive Maintenance
13. Lean Supply Chain Management
14. Agile Manufacturing


Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing explains how to implement a lean approach in apparel manufacturing to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Lean manufacturing is gaining popularity among innovative textiles and apparel producers, who are learning how to get the best results from the minimum possible resources. This unique book adds practical textile industry-specific examples to lean theory, offering complete coverage of the subject, from introduction to application. With ever-increasing pressure on textile producers to reduce their resource use for both financial and environmental reasons, lean tools are likely to find many more applications throughout the industry in the years ahead.

Key Features

  • Provides valuable industry information that managers and engineers can follow themselves without the need to hire outside consultants
  • Includes case studies demonstrating how lean tools have been used successfully by leading companies
  • Explains how lean tools are relevant to a range of other important management functions, such as agile, supply chain management, and quality control


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


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About the Editors

Prabir Jana

Pabir Jana is a Professor at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India. He has over 25 years of experience in industry as well as lecturing and researching on the subject of apparel manufacturing. He has spoken on this subject at over 50 conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India

Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur, India. He has 12 years of industry and academia experience including teaching, industry training, research & development, and consultancy. He has published and presented over 40 research papers and articles in conferences and journals, as well as one book.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Fashion Technology, India