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Lahore Garments Cluster

Cluster-wise update
Activity

Output produced or service delivered Remarks/Expected Outcomes
  • Organized workshops/seminars as described under:
  • Session on inventory management in collaboration with LUMS
  • Awareness session on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ in PRGMEA

  • Work shop of BRANDOLOGY (the art of building global brands) through an international consultant in PC Lahore
  • Inventories of Model Company were evaluated and they were found to be on satisfactory levels. In kind contribution from UNIDO
  • Dr. Michele Clara explained the stakeholders of the current and upcoming situation in the world with respect to CSR
  • In kind and in cash contribution from UNIDO and TDAP
  • Capacity building of UNIDO and TDAP CDP Team

  • Inventory management systems in place and in control
  • Academia  Industry linkage establishment
  • Replication of the same procedure in other units
  • By addressing CSR issues, buyer traffic can be increased
  • Increased productivity, reduction in turn over of work force due to increase in job satisfaction
  • Networks and individual member firms are in the process of launching their own brands in Pakistan and outside Pakistan
  • Change in marketing culture through independent international marketing consultant

  • Matchmaking with Technology Up gradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Business Support Fund (BSF), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), BDS providers


 

 


  • Concrete network based projects in place through partnership endeavors

  • Two-way flow of information about competencies, projects and level-of-services.
  • Increased processes for marketing, technical, technology, quality, skill and product safety related programmes with relevant stakeholders.

  • Strengthening of linkages between entrepreneurs of Lahore Woven Garments Cluster and national/international agencies
  • Trust and confidence building of stakeholders on UNIDO approach
  • Match making with Planning Commission of Pakistan


  • Project document already sent to Planning Commission of Pakistan to help develop SME Cluster Development Policy for   Pakistan    and launching of cluster development in 6-7 pilot clusters through Planning Commission
  • A number of research papers on networks in Lahore Woven Garments Cluster have been developed, published and presented in international conferences including the ICSB World Conference in   Finland
  • One case study is being taught in Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)
  • One technical paper has been developed for UNIDO training material
  • Recognition of real entrepreneurs of   Pakistan    in national and international plate forms
  • Promotion of UNIDO cluster development programme to be used as industrial development tool in policy circles
  • Explore more int’l markets & participate in trade fairs;
  • Joint Production & Quality improvement steps ;

 
  • Two networks have established using   UNIDO methodology and one is in pipeline
  • Lahore Garments Consortium (LGC)
  • Lahore Fashion Apparel Network (LFAN)
  • Tangible benefits of networking revealed on member enterprises exciting and motivating for more joint cooperative initiatives
  • Dissemination of CND concept to other stakeholders in the cluster
  • Export development through
    UNIDO methodology
  • Int’l brand development using networking model
  • Opening of European export frontiers
Network-wise update
ActivityOutput produced or
service delivered
Remarks/Expected Outcomes

         Lahore Garments consortium (LGC)

  • Engaged experts from LUMS for  inventory management
  • UNIDO in kind contribution in this exercise, match making of LGC and LUMS.
  • Inventories of Model Company were evaluated and they were found to be on satisfactory levels.
  • Inventory management systems in place and in control
  • Academia  Industry linkage establishment
  • Replication of the same procedure in other units
  • Awareness session on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ in PRGMEA
  • Dr. Michele Clara explained the stakeholders of the current and upcoming situation in the world with respect to CSR
  • By addressing CSR issues, buyer traffic can be increased
  • Increased productivity, reduction in turn over of work force due to increase in job satisfaction
  • Workshop of BRANDOLOGY (the art of building global brands) through an international consultant in PC Lahore
  • Technical & Market information sharing
  • Working on establishing joint ancillaries plant in Lahore
  • Actively participated in the workshop In PC Lahore on cost sharing basis with UNIDO and TDAP
  • Increase in production & quality levels
  • Pooled Rs. 20 Million
  • Networks and individual member form are in the process of launching their own brands in Pakistan and outside Pakistan
  • Standardization of materials and processes by internal bench marking leading to improved efficiency
  • Reliable and economical source of ancillaries for the network and other producers in the cluster
  • Technical & Market information sharing
  • Working on establishing joint ancillaries plant in Lahore
  • Increase in production & quality levels
  • Pooled Rs. 20 Million
  • Standardization of materials and processes by internal bench marking leading to improved efficiency
  • Reliable and economical source of ancillaries for the network and other producers in the cluster

  • Development of promotional material (website and brochures)
  • Matchmaking activities with cluster stakeholders
  • Promotion of network on internet, web presence on cost sharing basis with UNIDO
  • Helping and guiding 2nd network to grow

  • Exploration of Int’l markets.
  • UNIDO is arranging a marketing study trip of Italy for this network in which cost of consultant is paying paid by UNIDO and TDAP jointly and rest of the cost would be born by the network itself. Website and promotional material is under process
  • Export development through UNIDO methodology
  • Int’l brand development using networking model
  • Opening of European export frontiers
                   Lahore Fashion Apparel Network (LFAN)



  • Network-based purchases (raw material & machinery)
  • Development of promotional material
  • Skill up gradation workforce
  • Standardization of supply side by identification and purchasing from quality raw material suppliers
  • Achieved Cash & bulk discount through joint purchases saving USD 10,000
  • Promotion of network on internet, web presence on cost sharing basis with UNIDO
  • More than 50 workers in house
  • Increase in production & quality levels

  • Benefits by sharing order inquiries and price
  • Hired a consultant for quality certifications plus WRAP certification
  • Saving USD 25,000
  • Jointly negotiated with the consultant saving USD 10,000 (USD 2,000@per member) in collaboration with UNIDO.

  • Using each other core competence and outsourcing mechanism developed within the network members
  • Network-based marketing
  • Matchmaking activities with cluster stakeholders
  • Outsourcing of washing to another firm within the network worth of Pak Rs. 1.5 Million per month
  • Joint selling platform, quality improvement, decreased risk profiles
  • Increase in network image and increase in negotiation powers, other matchmakings are in-the-process
  • Exploration of Int’l markets.
  • UNIDO is arranging a marketing study trip of Italy for this network in which cost of consultant is paying paid by UNIDO and TDAP jointly and rest of the cost would be born by the network itself. Website and promotional material is under process
  • Export development through UNIDO methodology
  • Int’l brand development using networking model
  • Opening of European export frontiers
  • Participated in workshop on BRANDOLOGY
  • Actively participated in the workshop In PC Lahore on cost sharing basis with UNIDO and TDAP
Gems &  Jewellary cluster and Leather & leather products Karachi
  • Gems &  Jewellary and Leather & leather products clusters are located in   Karachi   . The Diagnostic reports for the clusters have been developed in the past while a few visioning events have also got established, but due to the absence of a full-time Cluster Development Agent, virtually no intervention has been recorded in the clusters in the last one year