Industrial Engineering Procedure

Could you please define what is the Industrial Engineering  procedure? I want to know the exact answer. ... asked by Rukshan


This one is really a tough question to answer. As I don't know if there is a defined IE procedure for the garment industry. So, instead of defining Industrial Engineering (IE) procedure I would like to explain things for better clarification. 

In garment production, Industrial Engineers do a number of tasks. They use a number of tools and techniques, and methods for the tasks. I would say it is not exactly IE procedure but procedures of implementation of IE tools and techniques. 

IE Work Flow Chart

Still if you like to know about IE procedures, it can described with a work flow. Most common tasks of an IE are presented in an order in the following.

Style analysis --> Make operation breakdown --> Thread consumption calculation--> Making line layout on paper --> Select m/c and equipment --> arrange guides and attachment -->Planning for production target --> Setting line when new style is loaded --> Do line balancing --> Record production data --> Make production reports --> Report to higher management (P.S. This is just an example of work flow).

Most IE tasks are aimed to make better workflow, improve utilization of resources, increasing factory performance, and reducing production cost. As IE department get matured in a factory, it includes more tools to help the production team to increase the factory performance.

Workflow chart of IE department is shown in the following chart. (Click to enlarge image)

Industrial Engineering Work Flow Chart

Industrial Engineer's Job Profile

If you are new to Industrial Engineering fields, read list of jobs done by Industrial Engineers and Industrial Engineering department.

  1. Industrial Engineer's Job Profile in the Apparel Industry
  2. Role of the Industrial Engineers in Garment Production Management

Implementation Procedure of IE Tools

IE procedure can be explained as the procedure of using Industrial Engineering tools. To learn how Industrial Engineering tools are used by IEs in garment industry read on the following articles.
There are many other IE tools used by IE department. To know more about procedure of other IE tools search by keywords using the search box in top right corner.

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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