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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...

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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...