Indian Carpet Industry: Indian Carpet Industry

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Indian Carpet industry is has a leading position in the world for its traditional hand knotted carpets. Most of carpet weaving work is performed manually, that increases production time .The objective of this project is process improvement using lean tools at Jaipur rugs, an India based carpet manufacturing company. To lead the global market company needs to set certain standards and implement certain techniques to deliver good quality items at promised time. Most of the processes of carpet manufacturing are based on traditional hand work. So the longer lead time and waste are some of major issues that company need to tackle. This chapter presents the background, problem statement, methodology and objectives of project at Jaipur rugs. And literature…show more content…
Company is famous for its hand-knotted carpets and its main customers are western countries. The company produces variety of products in rugs, pillows and floor covering in different design, quality and sizes but the leading product of the company is hand-knotted carpet. It has twenty branches in ten states of India along with more than 40000 artisans. C. K. prahlad included Jaipur rugs case study in his books The Fortune at the Bottom of Pyramid citing it as an example of social business which helps in tackling world…show more content…
This concept leads to build in quality at production process by eliminating root-causes of problems. This concept was originated at Toyota Weaving and Spinning Company started by Sakichi Toyoda. He invented the loom that automatically stopped whenever a broken thread was detected by it. It reduced the production of defective parts. Later in 1924, he invented automatic looms that allowed one operator to control multiple machines. Another important pillar of TPS is JIT that was invented in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyota after the start of Toyota Motor Corporation. Due to scarcity of resources the company could not afford to waste resources. Hence they just followed the concept of JIT in their production system. Taiichi Ohno an engineer in Toyota Company was appointed as production shop manager at engine plant and was assigned the task to improve the operational productivity. Ohno and various other people contributed to improvement and overall development of TPS. There are various other tools developed by TPS such as takt time, standardized work, kanban, 7 Wastes, 5S, SMED, Visual Control, Error Proofing and

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