Manufacturing processes are organized using the following concepts and techniques: Process selection and the five patterns of work flow (project lay-out, work center, manufacturing cell, assembly line and and continuous process) (Jacob & Chase, 2014, pp. 149-151). Process selection involves deciding which production process will specifically be used in producing a product or service. For instance, for mass production with very high customer demand, the use of assembly line is more appropriate. However, for low production volume, the use of manual assembly of workers can be less costly (p. 149).
After these companies go about developing products, which may be product modification or it may be a completely new product. Product offerings are increasing every year as consumers are looking for more and more variety of products. Companies which are unable to churn out new products fall back on competition and suffer the consequences. Companies face danger not just from competitors but consumer needs, technology, and product life cycle. New product development has its share of challenges.
Alternative business models must surface to meet diversified consumer demand. Retailers should also watch the industry restructure distribution channels under the influence of new 3D printing technology. Because of on-site manufacturing, shipping costs and shipping time for 3D printed fashion products would be greatly reduced. Consumer behavior would be reshaped by the turn of events. Quick responsiveness and customization in 3D printing technology are extremely suitable for the fashion
If the mill was unable to economically carry a profit based on using the smaller sheets in correlation with the other mills it would not be a wise choice to open the mill. Now, if the mill could expand and make those larger sheets as the other mills do, then the cost options would have to be weighed out to determine if it was profitable. What other capabilities would the new mill have, maybe it could be set to only do small jobs, or the headquarters for all offices to call for orders and paperwork statuses. This would change the marketing strategy and the manufacturing determined on the financial approach. Would this align with the company culture and the financial targets they are trying to
But they don't know what and why. Due to all these problems other suppliers also get suffered. Lot of solutions were given and published in research papers which are just theory but some of them are really published some practical ways. So keep that in mind we did survey with manufacturers and suppliers. The questionnaire was mailed to them but before that we personally informs by calling them about study which helps us a lot to get good number of feedbacks.
The company could expand even more to increase their market share. They must keep communications open through their relationships to avoid miscommunication and confusion. References Karniel.A and Reich.Y (2011) Managing the Dynamics of New Product Development Processes: A New Product Lifecycle Management Paradigm Hall.K (2013) Making the Matrix Work: How Matrix Managers Engage People and Cut Through Complexity Sutherland.I (1997) Organisation Structures and Processes Appendix
In the past, the competition in the fashion industry was increased by several large retailers who dominated the fashion apparel industry. The competition then was largely product-driven. However, other retailers wanted to survive the competition and they changed their attention to buyers instead of products. By focusing on buyers, the fashion designs changed based on the buyers demands. This increased the profit margins for the retailers.
As the huge amount of information about the tools and technique of agile manufacturing is available, but many people do not understand and realize the basic goals of system. The organization must be aware that change does not happen over night; the result from implementing such a system may come slowly. This paper helps to understand the basic concept of agile manufacturing and can guide the organizations for implementing agile manufacturing system to solve their existing
Globalisation coupled with the advancement in information technology has created a high level of uncertainty among businesses all over the world. Companies and corporations all over the world irrespective of the industry have no choice but to improve their product and service provision if they are to survive in these turbulent times. In the field of manufacturing cost leadership strategy has always been seen as the best way to survive and this has been achieved through lean operation mechanisms. Many manufacturing firms have been able to achieve substantial increases in productivity by means of applying lean methods of production with the intention of reacting appropriately to this growing competition. The applications of lean production method