Apparel Merchandising #2

15. How to calculate thread consumption?
There is a standard formula for determining thread consumption. In the formula you will get multiplying factors according to machine type and stitching classes. To define thread consumption you just have to multiply seam length with factors. Thus, one can estimate total requirement of thread for making a garments.

16. How to calculate fabric consumption for knits garment?
Like other business, garment factory is set for profit generation. Profit can be improved by saving from each cost factors of garment making. Fabric is most important constitute of garment and it represent around 60-70% of total product manufacturing cost. Fabric cost of a product depends how much fabric is consumed to make the garment including cut wastes and end bits.

17. Sampling stages in apparel manufacturing
Broadly garment samples are categorized as development samples and production samples. Samples that is made in development stage are as following.

18. Pricing Terminologies used in Garment Exports
Free on Board (FOB): In garment exporting, pricing of the garments mostly quoted on FOB. FOB is defined as a term of sale under which the price invoiced or quoted by an exporter manufacturer or a buying agency includes all charges up to placing the goods on board a ship at the port of departure specified by the buyer.

19. Garment Value Chain
Whenever I go for shopping clothes from retail showroom and stores, the retail price of the clothes stops me to go for purchasing. It may be true to some of you. The final retail prices are really crazy. How they can charge that much money for the basic products?

20. Production Cost Mapping for few Apparel Items
To provide you an overall idea about cost mapping of garment production 3 items has been selected like Basic V-Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Ladies Turte Neck Pullover and Mans 5 Pocket Denim Jeans. In the following table on the product image total FOB break up has been shown.

21. What is Bit Loom?
Bit loom is a common term mostly used in garment supply chain (e.g. by apparel buyers, fabric manufacturers, merchandisers in woven garment manufacturing). It is one kind of fabric development sample. Normally yarn dyed fabric swatches (samples) are called as Bit loom.

22. How to Calculate Raw Material Cost for Garments?
Material cost is the major cost component of a garment manufacturing costs. A correct cost calculation method will give you better projection of garment cost for a style. In this article how to calculate direct materials cost have been explained in details. Raw materials required for making a garment is sourced from suppliers.

23. Job responsibilities of a production merchant in a garment export house
Based on job responsibility and kind of works they do merchants are primarily categorized as sampling merchants and production merchants. Where a sampling merchant deals with sampling of styles, a production merchant is responsible for the everything to run an order smoothly - from material requirement sheet preparation to handing over shipment to buyer. Read Full article >>

24. Time & Action Calender Format for Production Merchants

Time and Action (TNA) calender is one of the most important tools for managing a project. In garment manufacturing each order is not less than a project to a merchant. Because, from order receiving to order completion involve number of tasks of various duration and requirement of resources. Few tasks come one after another and others move at the same time. Read Full article >>

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