How to Calculate Production of Cutting Department?

Question: How to calculate the cutting department production?... asked by Sathyaraj

Production of cutting department is the total quantity of pieces cut during the day.

There are a number of tasks that are performed in the cutting department. To the factory manager (or production manager) cutting production report should include style-wise and color today production quantity.

But to a cutting manager cutting production means how many pieces have been completed in each task. Common tasks of a cutting department include bundling, Fusing, issuing cutting to sewing department, issuing cut panels to printing section for printing and issuing cut panel to embroidery department, etc. cutting manager needs to keep detailed records of cutting room production.

The cutting department maintains a logbook or registers for keeping records of each of the tasks done by department employees. To prepare the production report of a cutting department, prepare a data collection format. Cutting department use layer report (Lay slip) where you can find layer-wise cutting quantity of all styles.

For example, I have shown a sample cutting report in the following image. In the following example, style-wise and color-wise cutting quantity has been recorded. You can even extend this report by adding cumulative production of till date and balance cutting to be done.

Daily Cutting report format

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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