Textile Manufacturing in New England (1790-1830)

Textile Manufacturing in New England (1790-1830)

Textile Manufacturing in New England (1790-1830)
Explore the beginnings of textile manufacturing in New England in the period 1790-1830.
You should include Samuel Slater’s contributions; the Rhode Island System; Lowell Mills and the Waltham System; the development of wage labor and its effects on skilled craftsmen

Some years back the textile and garment industry used to be single most export earner for
India, now Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services
(ITES) companies have taken that place pushing textiles to number two. In the world, India
is known for both these industries. The combination of these two can create synergy, if
properly used. The application of IT in textile and garment industry can help them in
improving the overall performance. In country like India it is very important that textile
industry remain strong and grow continuously as it is the provider of highest jobs after
agriculture.
Many big textile units have already adopted IT in their companies in various forms. They
use machineries with latest technology available in the world and these machines utilise IT
in many areas such as production monitoring, quality monitoring and control, etc. Also,
these companies are using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in various levels. Major
reasons for companies opting for ERP are:
 integrates financial information.
It integrates customer order information.
standardises and speed up manufacturing processes.
It standardises Human Resources Information.
helps in increasing productivity and quality levels.
In simple terms an ERP system organises all the information of a company into one
centralised system. In India a large number of textile and garment companies are small in
size and falls under SME sector. Due to their size and facilities available the decentralised
and small companies confront five major challenges. These are:
Adapting to changes in the multilateral trading system (price deterioration and the need to
cut cost). *Reviewing internal business processes to confront from market forces.
Understanding and adapting to retailer’s business requirements (full package system).
Fast and frequent responses to product orders from retailers (quick response and lean
retailing.
Development of strategic alliances with retailers including the exchange and management
of information based on a relationship of trust