In garment manufacturing, industrial engineers, production managers, and planners measure factory performance on a daily basis. Performances are measured using standard formulas. I guess you are already using such formulas for calculating performance.

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The following are the common formulas those are used by garment industry professionals.

**Formula#1:**

Daily Line Target = (Total working minutes in a day X No. of operators in a line X Line eff%)/Garment SAMRead an example for calculating production target

**Formula#2:**

Individual operator target = (Total working minutes in a day X line efficiency %)/Operation SAM

**Formula#3:**

Individual operator Efficiency% = (units produced X operation SAM X 100)/Total minutes workedWhen you develop the skill matrix for sewing operators you need to measure individual performance. Secondly, if you plan to start a performance-based incentive scheme for the individual operator, measuring individual operator efficiency is essential.

Learn more about calculating individual operator efficiency

**Formula#4:**

Line Efficiency% = (Line output X garment SAM X 100)/(Number of operators X minute worked in a day)Note: include helpers and workers doing manual operations in case you have included SAM of those operations. See an example of line efficiency calculation.

**Formula#5:**

Machine Productivity: Line output / No. of machine usedMachine productivity is measured in production per machine per shift day. Here I have discussed more about machine productivity calculation with examples.

**Formula#6:**

Labor Productivity = Line output / No. of total manpower (operators +helpers)Know more about labor productivity calculation method

**Formula#7:**

Line WIP (work in process) = Total pieces lie on the line for a particular order lineWIP of the line of an order is equal to Total pieces loaded till date minus Total piece out till date. The WIP calculation method and Excel report template are shown in this post.

**Formula#8:**

Standard Time = (Observed time X observed rating) + AllowancesAllowances – Relaxation allowance, contingency allowance

**Formula#9:**

Machine utilization% = (Actual Machine running Time X 100) / Time available

**Formula#10:**

Cost per minute = Total cost incurred in labor / Total available working minute in a day X no. of labors

**Formula#11:**

Production Cost per unit = Total cost incurred in production in a day/ no. of garment produced in a day

**Formula#12:**

Man to Machine ratio = Total manpower of the factory / Total no. of sewing machines (utilized)Learn more about Man to Machine Ratio.

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