4 Benefits of Inline Thread Cutting in Garment Factories

In traditional production system, sewing operators used to stitch garments only, they are not used to trim thread tails after stitching. Stitched garments with threads are sent to finishing section and in finishing section helpers are employed for thread trimming. In recent years it is understood by many readymade garment manufacturers that thread trimming is a non-value added process and this process can be eliminated.

Computer Advancement for Quality Garments

Fashion is on the cutting edge of technology. The garment industry has long recognized the benefits of blending tech and style to create clothing that is functional, stylish, versatile, and futuristic. Wearable technology is part-device and part-fashion. And, the future promises clothing that can power phones, doesn’t require regular washing, and is wrinkle-resistant and environmentally friendly. In order for the garment industry to keep up with technology, it must implement the right tools to create these cutting edge garments and stay relevant as society becomes more tech-driven.

What is ‘Thread Average’ and Who Gives Thread Average to a Merchandiser?

In the apparel industry merchandisers often use this term. When they ask for thread average for a particular garment style (design), they wants to know how many yards of threads will be consumed during stitching one garment. What does thread average mean? See the definition below.

Garment Industry and Blogging

This is totally a different topic than my regular posts. As you may already know OCS is a blog site and I am running this site for 5 years. Based on my observation I feel something is missing in garment industry. Garment and apparel business have not yet considered blogging platform as a marketing tool. In this post I will walk you through few things about blogging and business blogging. You will learn about blogging,  benefits of business blogging, content development, internet marketing, and why garment industry need blogging.

Best Quality Cotton and Parameters Used in Measuring Cotton Quality

An OCS reader asked these questions “I would like to know about (1) best quality of cotton and (2) which parameters affect on measurement of quality. (3) Which is best quality cotton for men and women underwear’s? (4) What is GSM? (5) What is Yarn? (6) Which factors should be considered for the selection of Cotton underwear garment?”

Benchmark Efficiency in the Apparel Industry

An operation manager of a workwear manufacturing company shared production and efficiency data of his factory. (The guy doesn’t want to disclose his name and the company name). They use LEAN manufacturing methodology and single piece flow where each operator may use from 1 machine to 3 machines depending on value-added time of the process. This is an interesting case of a workwear clothing manufacturing company.

Lean Management Program and PMTS System

This is a guest contribution from Charm Rammandala. Charm, a lean management expert, has shared his experience with apparel lean management programs using PMTS across South Asia.

Mainly there are two PMTS systems available for apparel industry at the moment in the market. Most famous among practitioners is of course GSD. The next option is SewEasy.

How to Develop Skill Matrix? (with Excel Template)

In today's post I will show you how to prepare skill matrix template in spreadsheet and quickly retrieve the data when you needed. You might already know what the skill matrix is. If you don't know - read this post.

How to Calculate CM Produced by a Line in Dollar?

An OCS reader asked me this question: Sometimes people ask me "how much CM (in USD) is achieved today in your factory". It seems confusing to me. Would you please tell me how can I calculate CM in daily basis? And why I need to calculate every day?

On daily basis you calculate line output. And you have the SAM for the style(s) you are making in the line. With these data you calculate how much SAM is produced by the line.

SAM Produced by line = (Line output * Style SAM) 

If you have this information, calculation of CM achieved by the line in dollar is an easy task. Read this post to know how.

Why to Measure Stitching Line Efficiency?

Line efficiency is one of the common measures analysed by factories on daily and also one of the factory KPIs.

You might be measuring line efficiency and analyzing data on daily basis. Do you know why you should measure this?