ATDC holds first International training program on “Lean Management” in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel
Online PR News – 13-January-2015 – Gurgaon – Continuing with its training programs and workshops in the Apparel Industry, ATDC (Apparel Training & Design Centre), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) inaugurated its first international training workshop today on “Lean manufacturing practices and implementations.”
The training program was inaugurated by Sri. Hari Kapoor, ATDC VC and Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG&CEO-ATDC & IAM at ATDC-TOT (Training of Trainers) Academy, Gurgaon. Ms. Roopali Shukla, Head, ATDC-TOT Academy, Mr. Nawaz Mustapha, Director General, SLITA and Mr. B.L.S.P. Nishantha, Chief Technologist, SLITA, Mr. Sanjay Anand, Executive Director, Blackberry and other senior professionals involved in Apparel Production in Delhi NCR were present on the occasion. Also present on the occasion were members of the recently formed ‘Ujjesh’ apparel cluster which has been catalysed with the help of ATDC & NPC in their approach to create denovo clusters.
Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) is an internationally renowned Training Institute and Technical Services Provider for the Textile and Apparel Industry. SLITA is providing fast track and cutting edge education to professionals for managing the Apparel Industry in a competitive era. SLITA’s Experts; Mr. Nawaz Mustapha, Director General, SLITA and Mr. B.L.S.P. Nishantha, Programme Coordinator & Chief Technologist, SLITA will be conducting this training workshop
The ATDC TOT academy is organizing this 5 day workshop from 12 January to 16 January, 2015 for 30-35 participants for the training including Industry participants (12-15) and 20 ATDC Trainers’ from ATDC’s PAN-India Centres. The Training will focus on topics such as Goals of the Lean enterprise, Financial Aspects, Value Engineering, Process Mapping, Standard Operations, Visual Management, 5 S & its implementation, Value Steam mapping (VSM), Lead Time – video on Cellular Concept, Behavioural Metrics and various case studies exercises. This training is in context of providing advance and upgraded specialized skills to ATDC Faculty Resources especially teaching AMT Courses.
On the occasion Sri Hari Kapoor, ATDC VC said -“I am sure both faculty resources and industry professionals can greatly benefit from this advanced training workshop on Lean Manufacturing practices for bringing in new inputs on enhancing ‘productivity & efficiency’ in apparel sector.”
Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC emphasised, “Indian Apparel Industry needs to control costs, rein in wastes and improve productivity & efficiency. Time has come to commit ourselves to improve competitiveness, by adopting Lean Manufacturing Practices. SLITA has proven itself as a practical leader in this sphere and we are happy to bring such a workshop to the ATDC Faculty resources and professionals from the industry when the industry is seriously looking at options to be highly competitive.”
ATDC TOT Academy, trains the trainers. It is an institution that operates as a resource centre which sets benchmarks and overall quality parameters for those in the business of skilling in the apparel sector. TOT Academy upgrade the knowledge base and skill levels of the faculty resources to develop industry oriented approach in their pedagogy. The key objective of the Academy is to bring about an overall systematic change in the Apparel Industry while providing better quality trainers for industry. With this vision this workshop is being organised with Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) which will provide new insights in achieving higher efficiency & productivity, for which Sri Lankan Apparel Industry is well known. The training will particularly benefit the Top Management and Middle Management as it is about the Implementation of Lean Management Practices.
Mr. Nawaz Mustapha, Director General, SLITA said,”Sri Lanka’s government export performance is reaching 4.3 billion USD in 2014. This workshop is being organized to share our experience and expertise on lean management in apparel sector. It is one of the good technique which produces product with less resources, capital, raw material, energy and labour. Apparel is an important contributing sector in Indian economy and this lean manufacturing technique can prove very beneficial for this sector. This will also lead to generation of employment in Apparel sector.
Lean manufacturing is a systemic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing process. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden and waste created through unevenness in workloads. Lean as a manufacturing philosophy aims at waste reduction, cost reduction promotes environment friendly practices, reduces the cycle time.