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How to Deal with Cutting Mistakes in Garment Manufacturing?

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This post is written to answer the question asked by an OCS reader.
There is lot of human intervention in cutting room activities. As a result so many mistakes are happening in cutting activities. How to deal with such mistakes in cutting department? The common problems that we face due to mistakes of workers in cutting are
Delay in cutting processExcess manpower requirementExcess power consumptionWastage of fabrics and other materials Increased cutting backlogs  In a single sentence, mistakes in cutting department increases production cost per piece and the recovering process is always frustrating.

How to Calculate Production Target and Worker’s Bonus on Initial Days of Production Start?

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Question Many of my orders are of 5,000- 22,000 pieces per style. My sewing line's output is around 1,200 pieces per day. So styles are finished within 1 -2 weeks and need to change the style. In the first week of loading style, operators are not familiar with the style and they learn in this period. So the time measurement is not correct to be a reference. Then in second-week reference can be measured accurately but almost the styles get finished.

How can I set the target and bonus more adequate in this situation? The bonus amount should be attractive to workers and also fair to the factory. Workers work on an hourly wage.

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The problem raised in this question is a fact of garment manufacturing factories. When a new style is loaded to a line, operators learn on initials day and produce less. That is one of the reasons for low production compared to pick production or average daily production. 
In this article, I will explain how you can set the production target and operator…

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