20 clusters to be formed in Tirupur

Updated - April 02, 2015 05:34 am IST

Published - April 02, 2015 12:00 am IST - Tirupur:

In a significant move, the Tirupur Thozhil Pathukappu Kuzhu, a forum of different stakeholders in Tirupur textile industry, is all set to facilitate creation of clusters within Tirupur to promote lean manufacturing practices and help the industrial units increase competitiveness.


“We are planning to form a minimum of 20 clusters by bringing together units under respective segments of the textile production chain to constitute a cluster and help them avail government assistance to get trained on lean manufacturing practices under a consortium approach.

“Adoption of lean manufacturing methods will help minimise the wastes and unwanted procedures in the manufacturing process, which, in turn, will enhance the profitability and prowess of the units,” T.R. Vijayakumar, garment exporter and coordinator of TTPK, told The Hindu .

Mr. Vijayakumar was quick to add that the TTPK would only act as ‘facilitator’ with the entire project to be monitored by Quality Council of India and National Productivity Council.


“Funds to subsidise the training will be coming from Union Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,” he said.

The TTPK sources added that the clusters would be formed of units involved in homogeneous activity.


“We prefer each cluster to have units from same segment like dyeing, knitting, printing, garmenting and sewing, among other activities, so that training and implementation will become easier,” TTPK members said.

‘TTPK will only act as ‘facilitator’ with the entire project to be monitored by Quality Council of India and National Productivity Council’

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