A Major Vertically Integrated Linen Exporter
This textile company is amongst the largest producers of bed linen products in the world. Its vertically integrated linen plant supplies assorted sets of linen to retail chains abroad. For each order to be completed, various types of yarn, fabric - different thicknesses, different colors of material - and trims have to come together. Some of these are manufactured in-house and some are bought. Previously, in spite of frequent expediting meetings, there was a high and highly variable lead-time for order completion; orders could not be dispatched in time. But after adopting the "pull" based manufacturing methods of TOC, the company was able to realise significant improvements.
The following are the results experienced so far –