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Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT)

A sustainable, scalable approach to factory upgrading, FIT supports garment manufacturers to improve productivity and working conditions by upgrading production systems and factory practices.

Responding to the needs of factories

FIT can be utilized as a stand-alone toolset or to complement other training programmes to build operational and technical skills and capacity of factories. The toolset was designed to be used by factory teams consisting of managers, supervisors and workers to encourage continuous improvement and drive action. With more then fifty available tools to choose from, factories can customize a programme that suits their needs.

Built on internationally recognized approaches

FIT builds on internationally recognized approaches such as lean manufacturing and 5S. The methodology enables manufacturers to reach more personnel than a conventional training, whilst minimizing interference to production realities. The easy-to-use methodology makes it possible to rapidly scale for larger cohorts of trainees across multiple production facilities.

pilot countries

FIT is currently piloted in Bangladesh and Cambodia

million workers

working in the Asian garment sector

FIT modules

available for garment factories and workers

available languages

FIT modules are currently available in Bangla, Chinese, English and Khmer.

Supporting factories for the long-run

FIT modules comes with complimentary materials that can be implemented in factories day-to-day operations in an accessible and practical way. Download the Annexes section to maximise FIT trainings potential.

What gets measured gets done

Guidance materials are available on how to best measure the impact and success of FIT trainings. Effectively monitoring the FIT process allows you to fully experience the impact of trainings and ways forward for your workplace. For complete monitoring tools, download from the Supporting Materials section.

Getting started

With over 70 modules and supporting materials, get started by downloading the list of modules, indicators and best practices for a comprehensive overview of FIT trainings. These guidance materials, including the How to use FIT tools flowchart, will help you plan the training process and where to get started.

Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT)

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FIT is being piloted in Asia under the regional Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project funded by the Government of Sweden.