Mast Industries (Fast East) Limited

Generate Best Practices Across Continents

Mast Industries (Far East) Limited (Mast) is one of the world’s largest contract manufacturers, importers, and distributors of apparel and multi-brand speciality retailers.

Mast consulted TQM for seeking improvement in the productivity of its sportswear purchasing operations in Southeast Asia.

Project Scope

  • Liaise with US Mast consultants to identify improvement areas
  • Collect & analyze purchase information from Mast SE Asia


  • Assisted in identifying 29 critical points of sport suits purchasing
  • Distinguished value-adding activities
  • Redesigned workflow to eliminate non-value adding activities & rectify bad working habits
  • Increased 20% time efficiency of purchasing personnel in SE Asia
  • Provided 32 practical solutions for further improvement practices