A Comprehensive Review on Modern Approach of Capacity Planning to Suit Fast Fashion Model

Authors(2) :-Surafel A. , Dr.Chandra Shekar K E

Currently high fashion clothing market product mix and Variety is high, quantity is small and lead time is very short. There are also many competitors from different corner of the world. Hence, the competition in the market is very complex and strong. In order to take over competitors and get better market share, the companies should have strong planning team. The main intention of this paper is to guide capacity planning for fast fashion garment production. In this study we made a model of capacity planning, as a case study in a company located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which has its own export oriented manufacturing unit working for 3 big brands of Europe and USA, each Brand constantly working with the company in different styles of product of Smaller Quantities per style. Different factors which must be considered in the capacity planning and order assigning process will be shown. Model analysis is prepared to handle the planning process effectively. The study emphasized on modern approach of capacity planning for fast fashion model which supports fast and accurate planning of orders in assigning the right site in the right time with the right resource which is made by benchmarking big fashion brand Benetton’s system, the scale and other economical factors are considered.

Authors and Affiliations

Surafel A.
Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX), Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Dr.Chandra Shekar K E
Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX), Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Fast Fashion, Capacity Planning, Delivery Anticipation, Cash Flow, Saturation, Lead Time

  1. Christoph Pickardt, Mengjie Zhang, and Jurgen Branke (2015), /Automated Design of Production Scheduling Heuristics/: A Review
  2. Chung KH, Kim YH. Economic analysis of inventory systems: a rejoinder. The Engineering Economist 1989; 35:75-80.
  3. Cohen, M. A., H. L. Lee. 1988. Strategic analysis of integrated production distribution systems: Models and methods. Oper. Res. 36 212-228.
  4. De Toni, A. Meneghetti / Int. J. Production Economics/ 65 (2000)p.p 17-32
  5. D.N. Burt, Managing suppliers up to speed, Harvard Business Review, July}August (1989) 127-135.
  6. Diponegoro, B.R. Sarker, Computers & Operations Research 33 (2006) 2387-2404
  7. E. K. Burke, M. Gendreau, M. Hyde, G. Kendall, G. Ochoa, E. Ozcan," and R. Qu, "Hyper-heuristics: a survey of the state of the art," Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 1695-1724, 2013.
  8. E. K. Burke, M. Hyde, G. Kendall, G. Ochoa, E. Ozcan, and J. R." Woodward, "A classification of hyper-heuristic approaches," in Handbook of Metaheuristics, 2nd ed., ser. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, M. Gendreau and J.-Y. Potvin, Eds. New York, Springer, 2010, vol. 146, pp. 449-468.
  9. J.B. Quinn, in: The Intelligent Enterprise. A Knowledge and Service Based Paradigm for Industry, The Free Press, New York, 1992.
  10. R.A. Inman, Time-based competition: Challenges for industrial purchasing, Industrial Management 34 (2) (1992
  11. R.J. Tersine, E.A. Hummingbird, Lead-time reduction: The search for competitive advantage, International Journal of Operations and Production Management 15 (2) (1995) 8-18.
  12. Rutth E. Glock and Grace I. Kunz (2005), Apparel Manufacturing, fourth edition. P.P 352-372
  13. T.E. Volman, W.L. Berry, D.C. Why bark, Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems, Business One Irwin, Homewood, IL, 1992
  14. U. Dorndorf and E. Pesch, "Evolution based learning in a job shop scheduling environment," Computers & Operations Research, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 25-40, 1995.
  15. Wang, G., T. C. E. Cheng. 2000. Parallel machine scheduling with batch delivery costs. Internat. J. Production Econom. 68 177-183.
  16. Ward, J.K. Liker, J.J. Cristiano, D.K. Sobek, The second Toyota paradox: How delaying decisions can make better cars faster, Sloan Management Review (1995) 43- 61.

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 906-913
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1736231
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Surafel A. , Dr.Chandra Shekar K E, " A Comprehensive Review on Modern Approach of Capacity Planning to Suit Fast Fashion Model , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.906-913, September-October-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1736231

Article Preview