Lean Manufacturing in Indian Apparel Industry


A good sign for the Indian Garment Industry is that garment manufacturing companies are adopting LEAN Culture into their organizations. Lean journey in Indian garment manufacturing sector has been started five years back. Some companies have already done Lean implementation phase, Few companies are on implementation phase, where others preparing their mind to go for lean implementation. A list of companies those have implemented lean tools in the production facilities has been listed below.


Bigger manufacturers hired Lean consultants and started their lean implementation individually. To name a few
  1. Gokaldas Exports, Bangalore by TBM Consultants (see report
  2. Madura Clothing, Bangalore, (case study of improvement through lean implementation of Madura Clothing can be found in stitch world magazine) 
  3. Silver Spark Apparels, Bangalore 
  4. Pratibha Syntex, Indore 
  5. Paragon Apparels, Greater Noida 

Small size apparel manufacturers started this journey as a group. National Productivity Council (NPC), a Government body, funded for lean implementation in ready made garment (RMG) industry in Indian apparel clusters.

In 2010, NPC hired domestic consultants for lean implementation in ready made garment clusters to improve awareness of lean principles. Under each cluster 10-12 companies were benefited of the lean implementation. To name a few clusters
  1. Jaipur cluster, 
  2. Ludhiana cluster, 
  3. Noida cluster, 
  4. Kolkata cluster 
In Delhi/NCR 10 more companies, members of Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC) started Lean implementation program in 2010.
  1. Radnik Exports, Gurgaon 
  2. Orient Clothing, Gurgaon 
  3. Orient Fashions, Gurgaon 
  4. Neetee Clothing, Gurgaon 
  5. Pee Empro Exports, Faridabad 
  6. Akriti Apparels, Faridabad 
  7. Saivana Exports, 
  8. Team Krian, Greater Noida
  9. Matrix Clothing, Gurgaon 
  10. Genus Apparels, Faridabad
There are many companies out of this list, those have implemented or are implementing Lean tools. If you know any garment manufacturing company that implemented Lean Manufacturing you can refer it to us.