The March issue of SW carries a detailed and exclusive interaction with Zhang Min, Chairman and CEO, SGSB Group Co. Ltd. and Dietrich Eichkoff, Co-CEO, ShangGong Group on the strategy and future planning. Another interesting article carried in this issue is INH Quality Management by Groz-Beckert that provides a standardized needle management process on a shopfloor of a factory. INH eliminated the need of complying with different regulations regarding sewing machine needles by diverse buyers, and thus facilitating increased productivity and reduced wastes. The edition also carries a highlight of circular knitting machines that marked their presence at Knit-Tech 2017 at Tirupur and GMMSA Expo India 2017 at Ludhiana. The second part of three article series, Anand Deshpande, Founder and CEO – Admaa Consulting shares with our readers the plant wide strategies to design a lean process in a factory. In another interesting read, Piyush R Vyas, a Management Consultant, discusses the areas of concern in an apparel manufacturing unit and how lean can be a solution to all.