No. 2 Global Ranking in Nike’s Lean Maturity Assessment
FENC’s customer, Nike, developed Lean Maturity Assessment (LMA) to evaluate its global suppliers’ apparel and footwear factories. LMA encompasses 35 categories at 4 levels, leadership, roadmap, execution and sustain.
FEAZ obtained the no. 2 ranking in the 2021 LMA among Nike’s apparel factories, and no. 1 among the apparel factories in Mainland China. FEAZ examined its own lean management through LMA and used the assessment to guide internal implementation and improvement. Optimization projects implemented include development of lean management talents, improvement on lean production, process on analyzing irregularities as well as introduction of SOP and systematic tools to fully incorporate lean management into the corporate system.
FEAZ has received high distinction among Nike’s apparel suppliers, which will strengthen the collaboration between the two companies. The plant will also apply lean management practices to other apparel production or dyeing and finishing sites under FENC to extend the benefit.