The idea of the presented R&D result came as a consequence of the need for flexible adjustment of product mix, driven by the dynamic fluctuations of fashion consumer markets: many different models and different types of clothing and complexity-from simple to ultra-complex, from pants skirts and dresses or classic style to casual and vice versa.
The quality improvement of varying degrees of organization of the production process – from the centrally planned production to a decentralized, self-regulatory group organization for flexible production of small and large series and a variety of models.
The presented system is changing the internal organizational structure at sewing lines. The consistent position of workstations are replaced, respectively, complemented by highly flexible working groups (islands);
It creates value without unnecessary costs by reducing the production time.
The main advantages of the system are:
a) Shifting to mass customized production (customer-oriented products) fulfilling the current market requirements and overcoming the limitations of the mass production and flexible response to the fashion trends, while keeping the level of industrial productivity and quality.
b) Flexible adjustment of product mix driven by the dynamic fashion markets: the system allows he production many different models and different types of clothing and complexity-from simple to ultra-complex, from pans to skirts and dresses.
c) Short delivery times, to make possible rapid response to market trends. Faster time to transport .
d) Human resources developmentl: Moving from specialization (for manipulation) to multifunctional training for workers.
e) Quality new interagency (interfirm) structure to respond quickly and adequately to the market demand.