Dore Dore

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Dore Dore, established by Jean Baptiste in 1819 was a world class manufacturer of fashionable knitted products. Its hosiery division produced socks and stockings for men, women and children & accounted for 88% of DD’s sales. Its knitwear division produced a line of children's knitwear such as play clothes, sweaters and nightclothes. It produced hose not only under its DD trademark, but also for famous designers like Yves St.Laurent, Nina Ricci and Chantal de Thomas.DD commanded a 30% to 40% market share in the high end hosiery segment. Operations
Its operations were divided between two main sites – MERY PLANT, which had all children’s knitwear operations; and GRES COMPLEX, which had the company’s headquarters and central hosiery factory. Currently they are facing problem of high manufacturing lead time and high inventory. For e.g. in Mery Plant lead time is three months. This increases risk of forecasting and change in fashion. So they are changing current layout to cellular layout to decrease manufacturing lead time (MLT).
Mery Plant- Knitwear operations
In children’s knitwear division, the company is presently using a product and process design layout to do the operations in the production. In sewing operation they are using product layout. Sewing operation consist of 42 workers 55 machines. As an experiment they have designed one cell with 6 workers which resulted into decreased in MLT from 3 weeks to 1 day. They can make 6 such cells as they have 42 workers.
PFD: Merry Plant

Knitting (Lead Time: 2 weeks)

Dyed Yarn Non Dyed Yarn

Dyeing
(Lead Time: 5 weeks)

Cutting
(Lead Time: 1 week)

Sewing & Finishing
(Lead Time: 3 weeks)

Sewing operation
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Labor content: 10 mins, Workers: 42, Available…...

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