Quality management in Pakistan's readymade garment's industry

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Mahnaz Fatima is Associate Professor at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

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Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)


Department of Management

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Quality Engineering




Engineering | Industrial Engineering | Manufacturing | Risk Analysis


Pakistan's readymade garments' industry is a key player in Pakistan's industry in general, and its textile industrial output and exports in particular. In a liberalizing international trade regime, quality will be a critical success factor in the international competitiveness of Pakistan's readymade garments. Research in quality management in Pakistan's readymade garments' industry was undertaken.

To gain further information, a postal self-completion questionnaire was mailed to 101 members of the Pakistan Readymade Garments' and Exporters' Association (PRGMEA). The response rate was 32%. It was found that while this industrial segment was in various stages of development, it needs to graduate fast to advanced quality management concepts of Kaizen and total quality management in order to maintain its competitive advantage in an environment that will soon be liberalized fully.

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