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JCPenney Factory Evaluations Procedures

JCPenney is known for high standards of quality throughout the world. Trained factory evaluators perform factory evaluations on all factories that will be used to produce JCPenney exclusive brand products.

A factory evaluation is a determination of a factory's ability to produce a product that will meet JCPenney quality standards. The evaluator visits the factory and follows the flow of the production from the receipt of the raw materials to the warehouse where the finished product is shipped. During the factory tour, the evaluator verifies that quality controls are in place at every stage of production. The evaluator will examine key points where strong quality control systems are needed. Those are the areas analyzed and recommendations for improvements are prepared for the factory.
The workers performing inspections are interviewed to determine if the factory's quality control system is being followed.
Quality control inspection records are reviewed to see if the inspector …

Quality Controller's (QC) Job profile in Clothing Industry

It is very important that as a quality controller you should know what exactly QC's do in the other companies. Responsibility of the QC personnel may be vary organisation to organisation but the main job responsibilities remain same. Job responsibilities of the quality control team in the garment manufacturing are listed in this article.

Job responsibilities of Quality Controller
Setting quality standards for the factory following buyer’s requirements and guidance for each departments and processes.Establish SOPs for production and preparatory processes to get right first time quality from each process. Develop MIS for quality measurement and recording quality.When established quality standards are there in a company they need to follow and control the factory quality standard.Monitor the quality of the product through the various stages of production.Train the newly hired quality personnel on company quality policies and how to use quality tools.
Job responsibilities in Pre-produc…

Different Types of Garment Production Systems

In simple a ‘garment production system’ is a way how the fabric is being converted into a garment in a manufacturing system.

Production systems are named according to the various factors, like- number of machines is used to make a garment, machines layout, total number of operators or tailors involved to sew a complete garment and number of pieces moving in a line during making a garment. As the fashion industry evolved and demand for readymade garments are increased, the need for mass production systems become the essential way to meet the market demand. Simply because tailoring shops are not able to produce the volume and supply across the world.

Related: Different types of sewing lines layout
Different Types of Garment Production Systems Mostly used production systems in the garment industry are as follows.
Make Through System When a tailor alone makes a complete garment, then it is called as make though systems. The tailor even makes a pattern (use ready-made pattern), cuts fabric…

Quality Control Procedures Followed by Export Garment Manufacturers

Product and service quality play the significant role in business sustainability. The same thing applies to garments as a product. In the buyer's market, quality is the core of a business for what it gets acceptance and credibility among its clients. This article shows quality control practices that are being followed by most of the organized garment export houses.
Fabric Quality Checking The fabric is the primary raw material and most costly item in apparel product manufacturing. A defective fabric will produce a defective garment. To avoid fabric related defects in garments, fabrics are inspected prior to cutting.  Depending on the quality standards 100% inspection or 10% or random lot inspection is done. Common defects found in fabrics are like - weaving defects, holes, printing/dyeing defects, water crease marks, color variations etc. Factories generally follow 4-point system for fabric inspection for woven as well as knits fabrics.

Trim and Accessory Quality Checking  All trim…

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Video: Sewing Machine attachment and Guides

Attachment and guide guides assist sewing operator making an operation with consistent quality. Operator performance can improved many time by using right types of attachments and guide.

See following examples shown in the following videos.

This video shows the Ruffler Pleater Attachment Foot in use on a Pfaff Sewing

This video shows the Pfaff Bias Tape Guide Foot

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