5 Key Steps of Critical Path Management and Common Fashion Industry Problems

Do you face problems in meeting your production plan? Is the problem with shipping goods on time? 

If yes, do you know why your plan failed? 

One reason might be that you are not doing your plan correctly. You might not be using the right planning tool.

Production Planning, Work Scheduling, and making Time & Action Calendar for orders are very common tasks for garment industry professionals. But my question is what do they use appropriate tools for planning production, scheduling task and executing plans? 

I thought you would like to learn about Critical Path Management (CPM) and how to manage the critical path of orders. Here I have shared The Fast React Guide to Critical Path Management (Part 1), by Fast React Systems Ltd – Europe

This is a management brief.  Download the management brief to read and learn. (The link has been moved by Fast React)

This document contains the following topics
  • Why is Critical Path (CP) more important now than ever before?
  • What exactly does Critical Path involve?
  • The 5 Key Steps of Critical Path Management and Common Fashion Industry Problems
  • Why is good CPM now so vital?
  • 5 key steps of good CPM
1. Define the events, durations & persons responsible
2. Set targets and priorities for each event
3. Update task status daily
4. Manage the exceptions, fast track & re-plan
5. Measure your actual performance KPI & Continuous Improvement

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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