Top 5 Activities an IE Does in a Garment Factory

We know industrial engineers (IE) do a lot of tasks as listed in my earlier post. They take care of work-study activities, process improvement, MIS system, production management etc.

What are the top activities IEs do in your factory?

Daily activities one needs to perform depend on the job responsibilities and job profile of the engineer in the department. If you are an IE manager, your job will be more on managing team, coordinating with other departments and data analysis area. But if you are a junior IE or a work-study officer, most possibly you will spend your time on Time study, capacity study, making operation bulletin, making the daily production report, thread consumption calculation etc.

Depending on the maturity level of IE department in a company and company's primary focus in improvement and growth, factory involves its IE team in different activities. So, IE’s jobs will be different from one company to another.

In fact, there are many activities performed by IE department. But you know what the most important tasks are that you do in your factory.

Also read: IE's job profile in the garment industry 

Currently, I don't work in a garment factory. But I used to visit garment factories often and work with industrial engineers. As an outsider (visitor) followings are top 5 activities I have seen IE depart to do on daily
  1. Report analysis (KPI data)
  2. Controlling production cost
  3. Line balancing
  4. Method improvement
  5. Production floor management
Would you like to share IE’s most common activities (top 5) with me and other OCS readers?

If you are an engineer, list your top tasks. If you are not an IE, but you are aware of IE's common activities as per your experience and knowledge what are 5 tasks industrial engineers do.

Fill the following survey form and submit it (or use this link to fill up the form). Or add your input in the following comment box. Thank you in advance for participating in the online survey. Don' t forget to share this survey form to your colleague and friends working in the garment industry.

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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