Full Form of SAM and SMV in Apparel Industry

SAM and SMV are units of measuring standard minutes of a task or an operation of a garment.

SAM stands for Standard Allowed Minutes and
SMV stands for Standard Minute Value.

When someone says sewing SAM of garment is 15 minutes, it means that particular garment should take 15 minute to complete sewing task by a standard worker.

Garment SAM is summation of SAM of number of operations those are performed to make the garment.

See Also: How to Calculate SAM of a Garment?

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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