TXM Lean Case Study – Ivyline
Established in 1976 Ivyline have become the trusted partner for retailers. Ivyline are based in Coventry, UK and import and...
TXM Lean Case Study – Lean Supplier Development
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Lean Manufacturing in Textiles Garments & Homewares
If you’re looking to revitalise your textile garments and homewares business, then lean and operational excellence is your go-to solution. With lean methodologies and principles, you’re sure to meet production capacities, minimise waste, reduce lead times, boost employee morale, achieve standardised production, and increase your revenue over time.
All you need is a reputable and reliable lean technology consultant like us, TMX Lean Solutions, by your side. Our work in transforming businesses speaks for itself, as seen in our numberous case studies.
TXM Textiles Garments and Homewares Lean Case Studies
Any business, regardless of industry, can benefit from lean solutions. Below are some case studies to show how we can help transform your textile garments and homewares business and propel it to greater heights.
- Ivyline – Coventry, UK
Established in 1976 and located in Coventry, UK, Ivyline is a reputable importer and supplier of various products such as fire-pit equipment, plant pots, planters, candles, and fireside products to many retailers across the country.
However, the company was experiencing lower sales margins due to a combination of factors, including long lead times, supply chain inefficiency, inflation, high storage costs, and fulfilment costs. Upon consulting TXM, our senior consult modelled a solution to streamline Ivyline’s business processes and achieved the following:
- Reduced operational costs by 20% within a year.
- 25% increase in sales.
- A better understanding of the market, better decision making, and improved confidence to make the right disposal decisions for low-selling or margin products at the right time.
- Reduced lead times by the first 6 weeks on sale.
- Reduced finished goods inventory/overstock.
- Garments Supplier – Jiangyin, China
Our client, a leading supplier of footwear, home wear, underwear, workwear, and hosiery in Oceania, was experiencing longer lead times and higher business costs amid fierce competition. By creating integrated production cells, establishing visual controls, developing pull systems for managing products flow, and implementing an Andon system, our client achieved:
- Reduced lead times from 84 to 70 days.
- A 63.6% reduction in work in progress (WIP) inventory, thus storage space, giving room for installing new production lines.
- A 25.2% increase in efficiency, thus reduced costs.
- A 1 million USD revenue increase.
The Bottom Line
Lean principles and solutions can vastly enhance many aspects of your textile garments and homewares business. We at TXM Lean Solutions are ready to help you transform your business. Our UK Lean consultants and China Lean consultants spearheaded the case studies mentioned above. We also have consultants in New Zealand, Australian France and Canada experienced in the Garment and Textiles industry ready to help.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started.