What is Inline Inspection in the Garment Industry?

Inspection means checking the quality of a work or a product. Inline Inspection means checking quality of the product in the process instead of checking at the end of the process when product is completely made. Inline inspection in a garment factory means checking of semi-stitched garments or partially stitched garments while pieces are still inside the line and all sewing operations are not yet stitched.

Inline inspection is also known as roving quality checking or roaming quality checking. Inline inspection is done for 100% of garments or certain percentage of total stitched pieces. Various format of inline checking exits in the garment stitching.

4 Point System for Fabric Inspection: A Discussion Post

I guess you completely understand the use of 4 Point System and method of measuring total penalty points per 100 square yards. If you have any doubt and have questions read this post thoroughly and comment on it.

Last month I have received one mail with so many questions and queries on 4 Point systems. When I first time wrote an article on 4 Point System, I did not thought that much dip. 

This is a real life case. I have received this issue with some queries and replied him back with appropriate answers. I am not sharing the name of the sender of this mail. 

What is Bundle Allowance?

You may already know that to determine Standard Time (SAM) using Time Study method various allowances are added to the basic time. Bundle allowance is one such allowance. Do you know what bundle allowance is?

In Progressive Bundle Production System (PBS), number of garments are bundled together. These bundles are fed to the sewing line. Sewing operators need to open (untie) the bundle before he can start sewing garment pieces. After completing one bundle operators need to tie up the bundle before he stacks the bundle or slide it to the following operator. For this activity operator spends certain time. It may be fraction of minutes. The time required for bundle tying and untying is considered as bundle allowance.

How to Produce Accurate Standard Times?

This is a guest submission from Sunaina Khanna

Some times ago we had the opportunity to build a system to establish standard times for the garment industry, this was caused by the continued problem of poor production planning, and not knowing how well the company was performing, how efficiently we performed the various operations, and what our status was in comparison to our competitors.

We needed something that was easy to use, simple, and of course would produce accurate standard times. It had to be able to produce the best possible method of doing the operation and allow performance to be measured to see where we stood in comparison to the rest of the industry.

Garment Technology Expo 2015, New Delhi

An upcoming event Garment Technology Expo 2015 will be held from 28th February 2015 to 3rd March 2015 at NSIC Exhibition Complex.

This is a yearly event where you can explore latest machinery, technology, accessory suppliers and lot more.

Indian Garment Industry – A Vision Document

This is guest post from Ashish Kumar Gupta

As the production cost is increasing in India, the buyers and the manufacturers are heading to lower cost destinations like Bangladesh. The exodus is happening at a faster pace. Indian industry has passed its prime without even attaining the maturity. The challenges are same but the solutions were never ever effectively implemented. It is the time to introspect and reframe the solutions. Firm determination and dedication is required to reverse the tide.

A thorough analysis is imperative to arrive at doable and practical solution.

IntelloCut - a Software that Saves Fabric

About intelloCut

intelloCut is an enterprise material management system for the sewn product industry. It saves direct raw material, effort and time at multiple stages of production. intelloCut software is developed by Threadsol Softwares Pvt. Ltd.

On an average intelloCut has proved to save around 10% of raw material, accruing an incremental growth in net profit by upto $ 10 Million per annum for enterprises.

Online Retailing vs Brick and Mortar Retailing – a Comparative Outlook

This is a guest post from Ashish Kumar Gupta

The Statement “E-Retail will out shine the Brick and mortar retail” may not ring the bell in your mind as you are already hooked to online retailing and going GAGA over the comfort and flexibility, it brings to the table. It sounds great for the online retailers and their valuations are going through the roof.

Flipkart – the biggest Indian online retailer is already mulling for 30 billion dollar valuation only after some months when it raised capital on 9 billion dollar valuation. Prospects are very bright for e-retailing and media is filled with all the statistics proving the point right. But what does this actually mean for Brick and mortar retailing; the topic requires a discussion from a fresh perspective.

Coats eComm Online Thread Ordering Tool by Coats

Coats is one of the leading thread manufacturing companies in apparel industry. Recently Coats has developed Coats eComm to improve thread ordering process and making thread sourcing task easier for garment sewing businesses.

In sewing operations having the right thread and accessories available just when one needs them is vital. Coats eComm now makes thread ordering easier and faster than ever. Coats eComm is linked with Coats SAP system in real time to reduce the order fulfillment time. Factories can now place thread orders anytime, anywhere in the way they want with their own data convention.

Improving Productivity in the Garment Industry – Valuable resources for Factory Owners and Garment Industry Professionals

Productivity is one of the performance measuring tools widely used by garment production houses. By improving productivity of your factory you can reduce per piece production cost, improve factory capacity and reduce your production lead time. If you are not yet started working on improving your factory productivity, start improving it now. Otherwise it will be late and you will lose potential earnings.

Labor productivity can be improved various ways. Some of the productivity improvement methods are discussed in this article.

No need to mention that garment manufacturers are facing challenges on production cost, producing quality products, labor shortage and shorter delivery time. To beat these challenges you don’t have choice other than improving labor productivity of the factory.