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What is Inline Inspection in the Garment Industry?

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Inspection means checking the quality of work or a product. Inline Inspection means checking the quality of the product in the process instead of checking at the end of the process when product is completely made. Inline inspection in a garment factory means checking of semi-stitched garments or partially stitched garments while pieces are still inside the line and all sewing operations are not yet stitched.

Inline inspection is also known as roving quality checking or roaming quality checking. Inline inspection is done for 100% of garments or certain percentage of total stitched pieces. Various format of inline checking exits in the garment stitching.

4 Point System for Fabric Inspection: A Discussion Post

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I guess you completely understand the use of 4 Point System and method of measuring total penalty points per 100 square yards. If you have any doubt and have questions read this post thoroughly and comment on it.

Last month I have received one mail with so many questions and queries on 4 Point systems. When I first time wrote an article on 4 Point System, I did not thought that much dip. 
This is a real life case. I have received this issue with some queries and replied him back with appropriate answers. I am not sharing the name of the sender of this mail. 

What is Bundle Allowance?

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You may already know that to determine Standard Time (SAM) using Time Study method various allowances are added to the basic time. Bundle allowance is one such allowance. Do you know what bundle allowance is?
In Progressive Bundle Production System (PBS), a number of garments are bundled together. These bundles are fed to the sewing line. Sewing operators need to open (untie) the bundle before he can start sewing garment pieces. After completing one bundle operators need to tie up the bundle before he stacks the bundle or slides it to the following operator. For this activity, the operator spends a certain time. It may be a fraction of minutes. The time required for bundle tying and untying is considered a bundle allowance.

Bundle Allowance Time per piece will depend on the size of the bundle. A bundle may contain 5 pieces or 20 pieces of garments. For both bundles more or less same time will be required to untie and tie the bundle. When we calculate standard time, it is done for sin…

How to Produce Accurate Standard Times?

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This is a guest submission from Sunaina Khanna
Some times ago we had the opportunity to build a system to establish standard times for the garment industry, this was caused by the continued problem of poor production planning, and not knowing how well the company was performing, how efficiently we performed the various operations, and what our status was in comparison to our competitors.

We needed something that was easy to use, simple, and of course would produce accurate standard times. It had to be able to produce the best possible method of doing the operation and allow performance to be measured to see where we stood in comparison to the rest of the industry.

Development of SMV The Pro-SMV (Standard Minute Values) development started approximately 20 years ago, it needed to be simple to learn, open to the operators, and to use tried and tested techniques so that the easiest way to perform the operation could be easily developed, it had to be simple and produce results that woul…

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