7 Things You Need to Balance a Stitching Line

Every garment factory is unique. They follow some kind of systems for managing shop floor production. Line balancing is one of such tools. Traditionally line balancing is done once at the time of line setting, based on historical data. Now factories have sophisticated system to capture production data from every workstation in the sewing line as well as floor on real time (e.g. INA system, Bluecherry).

Real time data means getting production information as soon as production happens. When you find imbalance in line, you can take action immediately to balance the line by having following 7 things.

NIFT Admission 2016: Fee Structure for Batch 2016-20

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is one of the premier fashion institutes of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario.

Want Woven Labels for Your Apparel Brand? Order it Online at Labels Junction

Technology has changed the way we order even the basic items like food. Since this is a clothing blog we are happy to let our users know that now technology will be the driving force behind their labels as well.

How to Control Shrinkage in Knitted Fabric without CPL?

This question is asked by one OCS reader.

He mentioned that he came to know in China and Turkey factories are controlling fabric shrinkage without CPL. They are also using one pattern for different lots. If this is possible and they know the process, they can save time and reduces more process at the stage of cutting after receiving fabric.

An Incomplete Guide for Preparing Material Requirement Sheet for T-Shirt Making

Planning to start a T-shirt business? But stuck at preparing your material requirement sheet?

Don’t worry. Just read this article, an incomplete guide for preparing list of raw materials and supplies, to understand material requirement and source material accordingly.

Concept of IDLE TIME in Apparel Production

You might have heard about the idle time associated in apparel production. Idle time is considered as one kind of lost time.

Garment factories those follow progressive bundle production system must have experienced a situation where operators often have to wait for work between each bundle. This waiting time is IDLE TIME. This idle or non-working time can be significant such that the operator's true efficiency is reduced in proportion to the idle time between bundles. The cumulative of total idle time can be huge and factories may lose many productive hours everyday.

What is Dyeing Process?

The textile materials we use at home and clothes we wear are mostly come with some colours. The colours you see in textiles and clothes are added by dyeing or printing process.

Dyeing is a process of adding colour(s) into textile materials either in fibre, or yarns or fabric stage. The natural colour of fibres (natural yarns and fabric) is off-white or grey. So dyeing is an important process for improving aesthetic and look of the textile materials.

How to Minimize Production Cost in Garment Manufacturing?

Now-a-days many individuals are starting small scale garment manufacturing business. You might be one of them. While setting up a factory is comparatively easier, it is quite difficult running the factory with budgeted cost. Secondly for a small set up controlling the production cost is very important to manage the cash flow.

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) - A Lean Tool for Process Improvement

by Vijayalaxmi Meharwade

In this post author has covered following points that would provide you an overview on value stream mapping (VSM).

Job Description of an IE Manager and The Need of the Job Description

A readymade garment factory often needs to write the job description for the position they look for a candidate and for the existing department heads. The job description helps factories in another way to define responsibilities for the department or for a position.