Readymade Garment Business – The Manufacturing Process Checklist

How to execute readymade garment orders? What would be the checklist for processing an order without much problems in the internal processes? - These are the common questions asked by start-up entrepreneurs and small garment business owners.

It is very important that every manufacturers should follow standard procedures for making readymade garments. This article covers such standard procedures in brief. To take your business process into the next level read following checklist and follow it.

Considering that you have received an order (shirt order) for manufacturing. And your goal is to deliver the order on time with full quantity and with best possible quality.

Followings are steps must be followed during processing an order.

10 Steps for Effective Implementation of 5S

This is a guest submission by Manoj Singh.

5S is considered as foundation and gateway of all kind of improvements. Successfully implemented 5S gives amazing results through employee workplace discipline. Remember, serious commitment from top management is required for successful implementation of 5S.

In this article, Manoj has explained how you can implement 5S effectively in 10 steps.

Apparel Merchandising - Roles and Responsibilities

Apparel merchandising is one common job profile in the apparel supply chain. Merchandisers are found working with buyer, in buying offices, in export houses and in fabricator’s workshop. Even in the same organization merchandisers may play different roles depending on their job profile.

Merchandising department works as mediator in between factory and buyers. This department is considered as heart and soul of the company. They coordinate with buyers for order, send sample for approvals and receive comments on samples and other approvals. Merchandiser prepares bill of materials, garment costing sheet and follow up with production processes. 

In this small piece of article, job responsibilities of an export house merchandiser are explained.

T-Shirt Design: Best Possible Ways to add Your Brand Label and Brand logo in a T-Shirt

Selecting the right place for attaching brand label or brand logo on a T-shirt is a part of T-shirt designing. There are number of options. I will be sharing different ways of attaching your brand logo and brand label on a T-shirt.

I was preparing Garment Techpack for the premium quality T-shirts. I was trying to make it informative with all technical details. Purpose was to provide every detailing of the t-shirt construction to suppliers through the teckpack and minimize to and fro communication between supplier and buyer.

4 Point Inspection System: Acceptable level (Points per 100 square yards)

4 Point Inspection System is the most common and widely used fabric quality inspection system for all types of fabrics in textile and apparel industry.

4 Point inspection procedure for fabrics, criteria for giving penalty points for fabric defects and calculation method of total points in an inspected fabric roll is explained in this article. (If don't know basics of 4 point inspection system, I would suggest you to read that article first.)

How T-Shirts are made in Garment Factories?

The T-shirts displayed in retail stores might be sourced from a different part of the world. If you shopping a Crew Neck Tee from a shop in New York City, that piece might be sourced from one of the Asian countries. There are big factories (small as well) where these T-shirts are made. And sourced by brands or retailers. Did you ever tried to know how t-shirts are made?

In a garment factory hundreds of T-shirts are made daily. A garment factory gets order for making T-shirts from international buyers or brands. It performs number of activities to make finished T-shirts. In this post, you will be shown various processes a T-shirt factory follows up to shipping of T-shirts to its buyer.

14 Websites to Create Custom Printed T-Shirts (E-Commerce Site)

Are you looking for custom printed T-shirts? Or Do you like to wear a Tee that has your favorite quote? Don't worry. There are many websites from where you can order Tees with custom print. Like apparel e-commerce stores, online custom printed T-shirt stores are also grooming and you have many options.

More than just individual needs, custom print T-shirt are available for a group of people, promotional T-shirt, School uniforms, corporate uniforms and campaign.
Few of the following sites include products such as Polo Shirt and Jackets for custom print apparel. Other sites provide service for many product categories and T-shirt design is one of them. There are many international websites those provide custom print T-shirt design. This list includes only Indian websites though many of them sells their T-shirt to international customers.

Process of Sweater Manufacturing

We all know what a sweater is. But do you know - how sweaters are made in factories? Let me explain how sweaters are made through various processes. One more thing I like to share with you that I have worked in a sweater manufacturing company in Dhaka, Bangladesh for two months in 2006. I remember how we worked in that factory.

Sample development, sample approvals and order receiving process are similar to garment manufacturing. Other processes are explained here in brief.

How Socks are Made? (Video)

Did you ever seen sock making in a factory or watch any video?  Here I am sharing some cool videos of socks manufacturing.
I am not an expert in sock manufacturing. The fact is that I didn't know how a pair of socks are made in a machine. Today I found couple of good videos on YouTube that shows various processes of sock manufacturing and the last video explains major processes.

Like me if you are also interested to know how socks are made in a factory, watch following videos.

How to Use Performance Rating Calculating BasicTime?

In the article Calculation of SAM using Time Study I have used operator performance rating to calculate basic time. Many readers asked me question on basic time calculation using performance rating. I understand that basic time calculation method has not been clearly explained in the earlier post. I thought to clarify this question to OCS readers in this post.

Two recent questions are published here (name of the question sender is changed).

Question#1: In your article, you indicate that if an operator has an 80% rating that you multiply the cycle time by the rating (which reduces the cycle time for the operation). Wouldn't you actually divide the cycle time by the rating to INCREASE the cycle time for the operation before you add the other allowances? ... asked by Rick