List of Research Projects Undergone by NIFT Students

Research project is a part of course curriculum for students in fashion institutes. Every year students undergo research projects in their last semester. This project is also known as graduation project. You might be also doing similar course from a fashion institutes and you would undergo a research project in the next semester. Are you looking for a good and interesting project topic in the field of garment manufacturing, apparel retailing and apparel technology areas? Continue reading this post.

In this post I have shared list of projects undergone by MF-Tech Students from NIFT in the recent past. Most of the project topics are self explanatory about the project objectives. This list is published just for your reference. You don’t need to do same project. You can take an idea and inspiration from this list.

1. Improvisation of productivity through line redesign and reducing lead time of costing
2. Training procedure and allocation of operators to different operations
3. Sample room review - Objective: To review sample room procedure, layout and information flow in vendors of a buying house
4. Lead time reductions for made to measure orders for a brand’s store
5. Developing cost effective software tool for calculating print cost

6. Development of laser positioner in spreading
7. Process Improvement by work aids and Maintenance Monitoring System
8. Reducing man power in spreading room
9. Improve productivity in cutting department by Elimination of non-value added activities and team approach
10. Employment opportunities for the differently-able person at sewing work place

Also See: Research Ideas (Project Topics) in Apparel and Fashion Industry for College Students

11. Quantification of incentive scheme based on RFID tracking
12. Implementation of supply chain portal for vendor
13. Productivity Improvement in Sewing Floor by using work study
14. Creative and Sustainable Uplifting of Apparel E-retail
15. Product Development For Men’s Wear - To do analysis of company’s private brands in terms of Fabric, silhouette, cost with respect to competitor To add product in line with New Concept To improve existing products in terms of fabric variety (composition and quality)

16. Reducing start up loss in the sewing line by SMED methodology - Reduction in changeover time through implementation of SMED concepts
17. Analysis of garment manufacturing companies on their CAD/CAM technology adaptation - Objective:
  • To analyze the adaptation of garment manufacturing companies to CAD/CAM technology with respect to the firm size and export orientation. To analyze the adaptation of garment manufacturing companies to CAD/CAM technology in design, sampling and cutting departments. 
  • To investigate the reasons behind not using CAD/CAM technology
  • To understand the challenges and practical advantages of technology
18. Benchmarking of cutting room Process - To determine the labour and machine productivity in a cutting room in different activities
19. To identify and list out the characteristics of high, medium and low performers on their productivity rating
20. Reducing delay in pre-production activities by standardizing sampling procedure

Also see: Graduation Project Topics on Apparel Merchandising for 2014 (Discussion Post)

21. Optimization of pre-production activity to deliver on-time error sealed performance
22. Quality improvement and enhanced workplace using 5S Survey cum Case study approach
23. Warehouse setup and implementing visual management tool in trim store for better inventory control
24. Consumer acceptance & Feasibility of QR codes usage for shopping online through smartphones
25. Development & implementation of training module on 'apparel pattern making and merchandising'

26. Development of cost efficient auto arm cutter
27. Marketing strategies for women's wear of a Brand
28. Designing an incentive based metric system for a garment manufacturing company
29. A study of fabric welding in comparison to sewing - To explore of seam welding in place of traditional sewing in selected areas of garment
30. Dealing with purchase order amendment of an organization

31. Development of a computerized evaluation system for sewing operators in training environment
32. Reduction of waste through lean manufacturing
33. Measuring the level of employee engagement
34. Emotional intelligence and its impact on quality of work line of apparel workers
35. Implementation of quality standard in a garment (suit) manufacturing unit

36. WIP Management in Production department in trouser manufacturing unit.
37. Define and analyse warehouse management system

Source: above project topics are taken from a brochure ‘Technova’  published on the internet.

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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