SUNConferences, SAIIE NeXXXt

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DECODING PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY THROUGH ASSEMBLY LINE BALANCING AND LEAN: A CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PERSPECTIVE
Kemlall Ramdass, Kgabo Mokgohloa

Last modified: 2019-08-30

Abstract


The study explores the impact of line balancing and lean application principles on clothing assembly production. Lean thinking and its principles are successfully applied in the manufacturing and operational environment to harness improvement and productivity. In today's world, it has become increasingly important for organisations to compete on a global competitive market. Customers are constantly looking for manufacturers that can produce hight quality products at an affordable price, faster, and meet all their requirements. for companies to be able to compete on this level, they must strive to produce their products more efficiently and more effectively than ever before. Line balancing is part of lean methodology, and has been increasingly popular in the clothing industry, because it offers organisations a proven sensible path to long term sustainability. This paper decodes the application of assembly line production in the clothing industry through the application of a case study methodology to provide a fundamental basis for productivity improvement.

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