Efficiency improvement of a sewing line is a probably the most important performance indicator of apparel operations but it is also one of the trickiest. The reason for that is that all the factors that affect increase in efficiency are interrelated.Continue reading “How to improve efficiency of a sewing line ?”
Inspecting 100 % of the garments is time taking and practically impossible for manufacturers or buyers as the order quantities are higher in the garment industry .So there is a need to mathematically find out the optimum number of products (garments in this case) which can be inspected to judge the quality of the whole order. That is where AQL sampling comes to play
Changeover time in sewing line is the time taken from producing the last good quality piece of the completing style to the time taken in producing the first good quality piece for the new style. Continue reading “Changeover time in sewing line.”
Whenever there is a need to find the average SAM, It becomes quite clear that simple average doesn’t give us the right picture. This is because simple average divides the SAM equally between all the styles. This division is wrong because there will be some styles with bigger order Quantity and some styles with lesser order quantity and the effect of order quantity will not be reflected in the averaged SAM. Therefore we need to calculate weighted average SAM whenever there is need to find average. Continue reading “How to calculate Weighted average SAM or weighted average SMV ?”
Fabric consumption depends greatly on the number of garments on a marker because the more the number of garment patterns on a marker the better is the marker efficiency. So a 6 way marker will have better marker efficiency than a 4 way marker which means that fabric consumption will be lesser for higher way markers. Therefore, standardizing the number of ways is very important because only then we will be able to control the fabric consumption. Continue reading “Deciding factors for number of garments on a marker”
Production planning and control in apparel industry is a department which fixes production start date(cutting start date) ,allocates the style to a sewing line and controls the processes such that the deliveries are met on time. As the name suggests there are two functions of this department
It looks like it is a known fact that “higher the width of fabric better will give better fabric consumption” but is it really the case?
This will be a discussion post. I just heard a merchandiser quoting that “fabric sourcing must probably order bigger width to save consumption”. It looks like it is a known fact that “higher the fabric ordering width better will be the fabric consumption” but is it really the case? Continue reading “Does bigger ordering fabric width give better fabric consumption?”
I was asked by one of my college junior “What should be a good NIFT graduation project ”. The conversation that followed is what I think everyone preparing for the Graduation project in NIFT should get to know. Continue reading “What should students do for NIFT Graduation project?”
The question “Difference Between Standard & Standardised work?” has been a confusion for quite a few people and I have seen people particularly pressing on the point that “Do not confuse Standard work with Standardised work”. I googled the difference and what I could understand from many blog posts was that Standard work means the work will not change whereas Standardized work means there is a scope of improvement. Continue reading “Difference Between Standard & Standardised work ?”
“Where there is no standard, there is no Kaizen” . Effective lean strategy should be made by keeping Standardisation as the focus point. This is because Standardised work forms the foundation for Kaizens & is also one of the 5S .
Process Standardisation is a simple technique but with high impact. It is more underestimated than misunderstood. Lean strategy in Garment industry is mainly centered around 5S & Kaizen but an effective lean strategy should be made by keeping Standardisation as the focus point. This is because Standardised work forms the foundation for Kaizens & is also one of the 5S . Taichi Ohno, The father of Toyota Production System himself has famously quoted :
“Where there is no standard, there is no Kaizen”