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Quality Assurance Vs Quality Control

What is Quality Assurance? Quality assurance can be defined as part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled. All the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality. In quality assurance approach you need to inspect...

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Pro-Active Sewing Line Set up

Imagine the situation when you are setting up a sewing line for your new style and you find out the delivery schedule is tight and some important trim has still not arrived in your trim store and you need to delay the setup. This becomes an unforgettable nightmare for you and makes you lose your sleep because you may end...

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Dürkopp Adler 971-01 Sewing unit

unstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts The 971-01 is a rotary sewing unit for runstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts and blouses. The cut cuff parts are fed by the operator, runstitched and then trimmed and stacked. In the meantime, the operator can continuously feed the sewing unit with further material. Runstitching and trimming of cuffs...

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JUKI Corporation and YKK Co-Develop Automatic Machine for Sewing Zippers into Jeans Flies

JUKI Corporation and YKK Corporation have jointly developed an automatic machine for sewing zippers into the flies of jeans. The machine fuses the two companies’ technological know-how about sewing and fastening products. In combination with robotic sewing arms, automated fabric transfer systems, and other technologies, the factory where they installed this machine has achieved a streamlined process for zipper installation....

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Down Jacket

What is a Down Jacket? A down jacket is a jacket which has been insulated with the soft feathers from duck or geese. Down is a very good insulator as the fluffiness of down creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the wearer very warm in cold winter weather. The...

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Measuring Actual Thread Consumption

A specified length of a given seam is measured and then the thread is pulled out of this length. We can use the amount pulled out of this specified length to calculate the ratio of thread consumed in the entire seam. By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we...

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Coats Seamworks 3™

Coats Seamworks 3 is an innovative desktop software package designed to help you accurately calculate your thread usage and cost. It features a simple to use interface and allows generic garment templates to be created for consumptions and costing exercises, as well as allowing users to create garments by operation for precise thread consumption. Coats Seamworks 3 thread calculator can...

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Calculating Thread Consumption

It is important to know the amount of thread consumed in a sewn product so you can: 1) estimate the number of cones needed; and 2) calculate the cost of the thread needed to manufacture the finished product. Thread consumption can be determined in several ways. To calculate the amount of thread in a seam, you can: Measure the actual...

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Stitches and Seams

Today most retailers and global manufacturers are communicating Stitch / Seam Specifications using the Stitch identification numbers, SPI specifications, and often include Seam Drawings to their global contractors. Make use of this valuable system today by following the links below that will take you to the proper Matrix. ISO 4915 STITCH TYPES Stitch Type Matrix (English) PDF Stitch Type Matrix...

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“TIMWOOD” 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

The seven wastes of Lean Manufacturing are what we are aiming to remove from our processes by removing the causes of Mura and Muri as well as tackling Muda directly. But what exactly are the seven wastes of Lean Manufacturing (or 7 Mudas)? The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing are; Transport Inventory Motion Waiting Over Production Over-Processing Defects What is...

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Calculating Sewing Floor Capacity

For supervisors or production managers is very important to know the floor capacity to plan their production efficiently. Calculation of capacity is very simple but you must know the line efficiency. The other important factor to calculate floor capacity is manpower absenteeism%. So you must know the line wise efficiency and absenteeism %. You can calculate the efficiency in minutes...

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Productivity and efficiency calculation

Productivity calculation Most of the industrial engineers calculate worker/line efficiency on the basis of SAM value and actual productivity (per hour productivity of a operator/line). Below are the simple methods to calculate worker/line efficiency and productivity. ​Worker/line efficiency SAM (Standard allowed minutes) of the garment = 10 Minutes produced by each labor =(40 pieces X 10) = 400 minutes Minutes...