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 passes 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.

Interesting Things I Learned in Year 2014

I hope you had a great year 2014. I don’t know how much value I have been delivered to you through my writings and sharing information in this blog. Sometimes you may be taken to different topics that you didn't bother to read and learn, though my focus was to provide you enough doses of knowledge. Many topics were written on basic information for beginners.

It was a great year to me though I have missed many opportunities of learning and visiting new client factories. This article is written to share with you about my learning in 2014. Some of my learning are mentioned here.

Entering into Garment Manufacturing Business - An Entrepreneur’s Journey

This is our second post on the ‘Entrepreneur’s Story’.

We have interviewed Debolina Mukherjee, the owner and director of Stripe Blue. Stripe Blue is the name of her garment manufacturing company that is specialized in uniform manufacturing.

Debolina had a good corporate job. But she was not happy with her job and was looking for something to do by her own. Finally she found what she liked to do and started her business in garment manufacturing 5 years ago. When Debolina started her workshop she did not has expertise in garment manufacturing. Now she has taken her business into next level. Though she thinks that she needs to learn many things to manage her business well and she is learning continuously.

Pro-SMV a Tool to Establish Standard Time (SAM) for Apparel Products

"There can be no management without measurement”.
Your success depends on your ability to produce efficiently this can be helped by having accurate standard times and the best possible method of doing the job!

Pro-SMV- Professional Standard Minute Value is a system to establish international standard times designed exclusively for the Apparel industry. This system is designed by Methods Apparel Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd and is based on MTM-2

eBooks on Textile Fabrics by Priyank Goyal (for Merchandisers)

Fabric is the basic raw material in garment manufacturing. But it is very difficult for beginners to find reading materials on fabrics.  Priyank Goyal, an alumni from NIFT, has written and published 4 books (eBook) for merchandisers in the apparel industry. He wrote these books to fill the knowledge gap up on fabrics for the garment industry. If you like to improve your knowledge on fabrics, read following books.

Kindle edition of these books are available in Amazon store. He also writes blog on My Textile Notes. In the following I have listed eBooks and added brief about what you get inside these books. You can purchase these books (Kindle edition/eBook) by clicking following book covers.