Doing things right the first time – literature review

Quality is free, what costs money is defects- all the activities resulting from not doing things right the first time. It is always cheaper and efficient to do things right the first time

Doing things right the first time(DRIFT)/Zero defect(ZD)

Doing things right the first time (DRIFT)/Zero defect(ZD) was coined was Philip Crosby in his book Quality is free. According to him Quality is free, what costs money is defects- all the activities resulting from not doing things right the first time. It is always cheaper and efficient to do things right the first time[1] Crosby’s response to the quality crisis was the principle of “doing things right the first time” (DRIFT). Continue reading “Doing things right the first time – literature review”

5S implementation challenges in garment factory

5S implementation challenges in garment factory

5S implementation challenges in garment factory stops the improvement journey before it even starts.. 5S is a slow and gradual process as it involves the support of entire garment factory workforce. There isn’t any magical solution with which you can do it within few months and gain the results. Even if you are able to notice improvements, it won’t sustain for long unless efforts are put to strengthen the 5th S – Sustain Continue reading “5S implementation challenges in garment factory”

Number sealing garments panels in assembly sewing line – An efficiency and quality improvement tool

How to implement number sealing on garments in a factory ?

Number sealing garments refers to printing number on the garment pieces by means of ink and stamping machine to identify the garment panels to be stitched together. It replaces the traditional method of pasting a numbered Sticker on garment pieces. Continue reading “Number sealing garments panels in assembly sewing line – An efficiency and quality improvement tool”

Characteristics of a good fabric cut plan which will save fabric

There can be hundreds of combinations in a fabric cut plan therefore it is important to know characteristics of a good fabric cut plan which will save fabric in order to select the best  plan. Quite simply a good fabric cut plan will require less time/effort and will use lesser fabric per garment.

Characteristics of a good Fabric cut plan:

1. Maximum number of garments on a marker
Number of garments on marker (G’s ) should be maximum depending on Continue reading “Characteristics of a good fabric cut plan which will save fabric”

What is a fabric cut plan and how it is made ?

Guide to the art of making a fabric saving cut plan !

An effective fabric cut plan can be made by following these tested techniques . The Information needed for  cut order planning is:
1. No of garments to cut (order quantity).
2. Cut pieces to be in what size ratio, Like S:M:L:XL = 1:2:2:1 Continue reading “What is a fabric cut plan and how it is made ?”

Cutting process in garment industry

Cutting process in garment industry can be tricky and many people are perplexed on how this magical feat of matching every check/stripe is achieved by the factories. Here is the step by step, brief explanation on Cutting process in garment industry and the Cutting Process Flowchart at the end of the article.
1. Spreading or laying
To cut many garments simultaneously, fabric is spread in layers one over  the on a long table. This process in called spreading or laying.
             Plies – Fabric is spread in layers one above the other and every Continue reading “Cutting process in garment industry”

Woven Fabric Parameters that affect Garment Production

Fabric parameters that affect garment production industrially.

If we have to make a list of things “everyone working in garment industry must definitely know” the first point will always be ” FABRIC – The Raw material”.
Textile in itself is a very vast field but in this article we are only going to talk about fabric parameters that affect apparel production industrially like Type of fabric , CSV Grades, Repeat Variation , Shrinkage,Grain line etc. This article will form the base for upcoming articles where we will be talking about markers ,cut plans ,cutting etc. Continue reading “Woven Fabric Parameters that affect Garment Production”