Showing posts from September, 2017

Operator Training and Deployment in Apparel Industry - A Systemic View

This is a guest post from Paul Collyer. In an earlier post, he has written on the use of and potential benefits of trained trainers utilising a systematic approach to operator training. If correctly deployed and resourced trainers will reduce training times for recruits and will also improve the performance levels of existing low-performing workers both in terms of output and quality.

In recent years many companies in India and the South-East Asia region have started to use trained trainers and have benefited as a result. However, observations show that the majority, although achieving substantial cost improvements are still “missing a trick” and not receiving the maximum benefits possible by not integrating training completely into the production management process and modifying their training systems to their needs.

This situation is due to a combination of factors but a key point is the inability to appreciate how to modify the systematic training concepts to different production …

Shop Floor Control System in the Apparel Manufacturing for Real Time Data

The real-time system is an IT-enabled system that can provide necessary information to its users as sooner as things are rolled on. In the shop floor, the real-time system is used for production and inventory tracking and control. The radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one of the few technologies used in a real-time shop floor production control system in the apparel manufacturing.

In a garment manufacturing unit, we have managers and industrial engineers to manage the shop floor. But they don’t have the latest technology or reliable tool to capture the production data in real-time to provide standard time produced by employees, actual working hours of the employees, lost time data, bottleneck identification and improved shop floor visibility.

Apparel manufacturing companies that are aware of the real-time system and who feel the accurate and real-time data is important for managing and improving the processes are using this kind of systems.

In this article, I will w…

How to Do Sequencing of Stitching Operations in a Garment

A complete garment is stitched by following the sequence of a number of operations. You can’t make the correct garment just by stitching garment components together randomly. Sewing operators need to follow the garment construction sequence to produce the desired product with correct measurement, fit and shape. Industrial engineers prepare the garment operation bulletins and list down the operations in the best possible sequence that to be followed in a production line.

I am writing this post to answer the following question. This post is more a one to one reply. Considering you are a beginner in garment production, you will also find helpful and valuable content in this post

The question and request -

I am working in a garment factory that makes ladies fashion, semi-formal basic shirts. I am new to garment industry and am working as an industrial engineer. I am facing difficulty in making operation bulletin and preparing the operation sequence. Can you please provide me an operation…

Apparel and Fashion ERP Systems, Applications and Selection Criteria

In today’s competitive and fast fashion market, can you manage a manufacturing unit without right information in right place? No, that would be very difficult to manage the business effectively and profitably. Basic information like the production status, material movement status, purchase and sales data. That is why all apparel and fashion manufacturing company prepare the report, keep records, and do documentation. Still many of them using the manual method of reporting and data recording.

The next-gen business owners and business leaders are not happy with the manual report system. Most of them have already realized how the manual reporting system is dragging them back. They know the benefits of the ERP systems and buy an ERP system for their business.

You may know that the garment manufacturing industry is moving to industry 4.0. An enterprise resource solution (ERP) is the must for managing apparel supply chain whether it is factory level or an extended supply chain. An ERP syst…

The Story of Indian Fashion e-Commerce Portals

Indian retail industry has witnessed a major boost since the online shopping fever engrossed people of this generation. The coolest trend allows the shoppers to order anything and everything with just a few clicks. It has become an addiction with the launch of the Mobile Apps for all leading online shopping portals.

The growth of online fashion

The digital era has brought a significant change in everyone’s life. It became easier for the internet savvy generation to find anything under the sky using the mobile. Consequently, it leads to many developments in various sectors. A new window opened for the fashion retailers as well. Shopping and sweating used to be an inseparable combination before that and the shopaholic crowd couldn’t take it anymore. People have already accustomed with the doorstep delivery thanks to some food chains and when they got a chance to avail the same facility for the fashionable wear, they went crazy.

Online fashion stores started with a boom in India. The ho…

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