Lean Six Sigma in Personal Goods Industry

As per the industry classification benchmark, this industry sector includes the following subsectors –

Clothing & Accessories - Manufacturers and distributors of all types of clothing, jewellery, watches or textiles. Includes sportswear, sunglasses, eyeglass frames, leather clothing and goods, and processors of hides and skins.

Footwear - Manufacturers and distributors of shoes, boots, sandals, sneakers and other types of footwear.

Personal Products - Makers and distributors of cosmetics, toiletries and personal-care and hygiene products, including deodorants, soaps, toothpaste, perfumes, diapers, shampoos, razors and feminine-hygiene products. Includes makers of contraceptives other than oral contraceptives, which are classified under Pharmaceuticals.

Applications in Garments Industry

Garment industry has great potential for applying Six Sigma in projects having following improvement objectives.

1. Reducing rejections in shipments.

2. Improving first sample approval percentages while working with buyers

3. Improving buyer satisfaction levels

4. Increasing repeat business

5. Improving supplier evaluation processes

6. Improving AQL performance in shipments.

7. Improving merchandiser performance

8. Reducing non conformances in audits by buyers

9. Reducing Business Risks

10.Improving processes at the source (including fabric purchase and inspection, stitching, embroidery, packing and shipping) to reduce rejections at later stages.

11.Eliminating manufacturing errors/ defects

12.Reducing costs.

13.Reducing delays.

 

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As per the industry classification benchmark, this industry sector includes the following subsectors –

Clothing & Accessories - Manufacturers and distributors of all types of clothing, jewellery, watches or textiles. Includes sportswear, sunglasses, eyeglass frames, leather clothing and goods, and processors of hides and skins.

Footwear - Manufacturers and distributors of shoes, boots, sandals, sneakers and other types of footwear.

Personal Products - Makers and distributors of cosmetics, toiletries and personal-care and hygiene products, including deodorants, soaps, toothpaste, perfumes, diapers, shampoos, razors and feminine-hygiene products. Includes makers of contraceptives other than oral contraceptives, which are classified under Pharmaceuticals.

Applications in Garments Industry

Garment industry has great potential for applying Six Sigma in projects having following improvement objectives.

1. Reducing rejections in shipments.

2. Improving first sample approval percentages while working with buyers

3. Improving buyer satisfaction levels

4. Increasing repeat business

5. Improving supplier evaluation processes

6. Improving AQL performance in shipments.

7. Improving merchandiser performance

8. Reducing non conformances in audits by buyers

9. Reducing Business Risks

10.Improving processes at the source (including fabric purchase and inspection, stitching, embroidery, packing and shipping) to reduce rejections at later stages.

11.Eliminating manufacturing errors/ defects

12.Reducing costs.

13.Reducing delays.