Monthly Archive: April 2019

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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...

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Failure Mode Effect Analysis

In the highly demanding and competitive fashion apparel world where the profit margins are shrinking and buyers are placing increased demands for high quality, reliable products on a cheaper price. The increasing cost pressure making it more difficult for manufacturers to maintain the quality and reliability. Traditionally, quality and reliability has been achieved through extensive quality inspections and the final...

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Cost Of Poor Quality

Quality is one of the most discussed and least understood subjects in the apparel industry. In Most of the organizations still people equate quality function with inspection and the data of first time pass final inspection is the considered as the quality performance of the company. During my visits to factories I found that they all record defect data /...

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Automated optical fabric inspection

Automated optical inspection systems Shelton Vision provides the fabric and textile industries with Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems and solutions. The significant advantage offered by all proven computer inspection systems lies in the consistency of operation and applied standard, allied to the speed at which they can operate. They give the user access to inspection data in real time at...