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KPI Display Board for Garment Factories

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In earlier posts I have discussed about Key performance indicators (KPIs) and production display board used in sewing factories. Today, I will share about KPI Display board that displays actual and target figures of factory KPIs.

Do your employees know KPIs of the factory? In case they know the KPIs of the factory, do they aware about your targets for all KPIs and how much factory has reached so far?


A KPI Display board can make a big difference in achieving your business goal. If employees are not informed, they would not care about your targets. It is like 'Out of sight is out of mind'.

Let your employees know what the mission of factory performance is. You may discuss things on meeting room and set target for the month with your middle management but that is not enough. To improve factory performance on continuous basis and become competitive in the industry you also need to set a goal for KPIs.

Display all key performance indicators of your factory in front of the worker…

How Sample Approval Delay Affects in Shipments of Export Orders?

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Garment sample approval requirement, delay in approvals, and shipment delays are well-known facts in the garment export business.

Garment buyers place an order with garment exporters with a mutually agreed lead time that starts with receiving of orders to ends at shipment dispatch. Within the given lead time factory needs to complete pre-production, production, and post-production processes. Sample approval is one such process that falls under the pre-production process.
What is the sample approval? Prior to start bulk production, suppliers need approval on samples at various stages from buyer to ensure that everything is okay to follow in bulk production. Various sampling stages may include FIT, SMS, Size set and PP Sample. Print strike off, fabric quality approval, embroidery approvals are also included in sample approval. Any delay in sample approval, due to let submission of samples to buyer or buyers delayed in giving approval from their end, the factory had nothing to do but po…

7 Wastes of Lean in Garment Manufacturing

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One prime objective of industrial engineering is to increase productivity by eliminating waste and non-value adding operations from the manufacturing process. So it is essential to know the wastes and non-value adding functions that exist in garment manufacturing.

There are many articles published on lean manufacturing and 7 wastes related to lean manufacturing that mostly showcased example of other industries. Cases of 7 wastes in the garment industry are rare on the web. Maybe that’s why I have been asked many times to write a brief note on this topic. In this article, I have explained 7 forms of wastes of Lean with examples related to garment manufacturing.

Industrial Engineering 101 (eBook)

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One good news for Industrial Engineering (IE) learners.

I have compiled all published Industrial Engineering article topics into an eBook. Now you don't need to spend much time on searching what all tutorials are there for you in the archive page. I know your time is precious. I want you to be productive in your work. You need to be productive in learning too.

This eBook will help you to save your time on surfing. You will have all titles in this eBook, published on IE topics. Connect to the article just by one click.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) – A Process Management Tool for the Garment Factories

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Standard operating procedure (SOP) is not a new thing for the garment industry. The SOP is well known and is widely used by many organized factories.

SOP can be defined as a step-by-step written procedure about how to do a job that gives the desired result and maintains consistency in results. SOP can also be defined as a checklist for the user (operator) who is going to do a particular job. An SOP is a sure success method of doing a job.

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