Types of garment production systems

Garment production system is defined as a structure in which machines, material handling, people and production processes are integrated to convert fabric into garments.

Typed of garment production systems differ from each other by following factors:

  1. How many operations does one sewing operator perform?
  2. How many pieces flow together in the sewing line?
  3. How are material transferred from one workstation to other?
  4. How many pieces flow together in the sewing line?
  5. How many machines does one sewing operator operate?
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Reduce Matching Time in an Assembly sewing line using workaid

I was doing my apparel internship with one of the top jacket manufacturer . There I found that lining – Body – Sleeve matching was one of major bottleneck in production. Matching operator would pick up sewn front, lining and sleeve hang them all up on an iron rod. Then she would pick up one front body piece and search for matching lining and sleeve. At one point of time there used to be atleast 50-100 lining and sleeve. So finding a particular number lining , sleeve from a stack of 50 -100 would take a lot of time . Clearly this is a highly inefficient process which affects loading in assembly line . To solve this matching /pairing problem many apparel manufacturers make use of pigeon holes.

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Ex factory date and Ex factory : related facts and opinions

Ex-Factory date and Ex-factory are one of the most used but misunderstood term in logistics of manufacturing business. Theoretically there is no incoterm mentioned as Ex-factory, but over the period SMEs related to export-import business have made this an understood term parallel to ExWorks.

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