Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA) under the aegis of MSME & QCI along with Fashion Futures; premier solutions provider for the Fashion Apparel and Leather, recently concluded ILPA Lean Cluster II. This up scaled Lean scheme which was initiated in May’16 had 8 participating members viz., Chemgem (India) Pvt Ltd; C&R Leather Fashion Pvt Ltd; Pragati Leather Craft Pvt Ltd; Maple Accessories Pvt Ltd; Yamai Fashions; Leatherman Fashion Pvt Ltd; KanchanVanijya Pvt Ltd and Edcons Exports (P) Ltd.
This scheme provided a framework for improved efficiency and productivity along with better systems and resulted in both worker happiness and enhanced communication. With regards to specific requirements of the SMEs, various projects were implemented at the participating units, resulting in great benefits both qualitative and quantitative terms.It has brought about some serious positive changes in the thinking of us as top management and also inculcated positive working cultures amongst the workers. It has induced collaborative working environment and the tools have helped us to be more systematic in our day to day working.
It was one of a kind scheme where instead of common projects, special tailor made projects depending on individual needs were implemented in the member units. The results not only show monetary savings but a paradigm shift in manufacturing process.
We hope to implement more such endeavours in the near future.