) Planning Aspect Merchandising Aspect: The merchandising aspect has the following areas: i) Product Development ii) Price and Delivery Confirmation iii) Raw material Procurement iv) Preparation of Time and Action Calendar .PRE-PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES: Definition: All activities prior to bulk cutting are pre ± production activities.) Merchandising Aspect b. The pre ±production activities can be broadly classified under 2 aspects: a.

Planning Aspect: The planning aspect has the following areas i) Production Planning ii) Factory Capacity Planning iii) Testing and Approvals iv) Pre ± Production Meetings (PPM) v) Sampling (Pre ± Production Department) .

) Size Ratio: For cut planning . Production Planning: Under production planning the following pointers are needed to be considered: a. This helps in fine tuning cut flow and production flow process d. c.) SAM: This helps in categorization of the product as it helps in analyzing whether the product is basic or high fashion b.) Delivery Schedule: To know whether the shipment will be in a single delivery or in a staggered delivery.1.) Quantity: The idea of quantity helps in evaluating the effectiveness of available capacity to meet the required schedule.

) Colour Combos: Greater the number of colors in an order .) Sample: For style analysis g.e. h. printing processes etc.) Processing Inputs: For analyzing the type of wash required.) Fabric and Trims I/H : For freezing Production Cut Date (PCD) . more the precision required for thread consumption and cut flow process f.

) Macro Level: The macro level planning consists of: i) Status of running Orders: Here we analyze balance quantity to be stitched and rate of defects and rejections. .) Macro Level b.2. Factory Capacity Planning: The factory capacity planning can be done in two levels a. This will help us in giving idea as to when the next style can be loaded.) Micro Level a.

For this we should know no of lines allocated for concurrent orders and rate of value addition required for them.ii) Plan for Concurrent Orders: This relates to the orders to be loaded along with the given order. iii) Forecasting for future orders: For this we need to know the quantity and the preproduction status for the forthcoming orders .

The micro level planning consists of: i) Availability of Sealed Sample: To study the comments if any. ii) Thread Consumption: Thread consumption should be freezed with respect to any change in the number of lines allocated and change in construction. iii) Operation Bulletin iv) Line Plan v) Machine Plan .

Line plan should be ready 3.Should ideally be held 2 days prior to start of bulk production .PRE PRODUCTION MEETING REQUIREMENTS 1.Quality parameters should be discussed in detail 4. All approvals should be in place 2.

the lead time for ordering a new car from a manufacturer may be anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.LEADTIME: lead time is the latency (delay) between the initiation and execution of a process. In industry. lead time reduction is an important part of lean manufacturing . For example.

A small order of a pre-existing item may only have a few hours lead time. from the time it takes to create the machinery to the speed of the delivery system. Lead time may change according to seasons or holidays or overall demand for the product . but a larger order of custom-made parts may have a lead time of weeks. months or even longer. It all depends on a number of factors.Lead time is the period between a customer's order and delivery of the final product.

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