9 Video Tutorials on Apparel Production Management Subjects by Vidya-Mitra

This post is for fashion and apparel technology students, for garment industry professionals, and for them who did not get a chance to do the formal courses from a fashion institute. But they wanted to learn from the faculty members from such renowned institutes. 

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I know many newcomers are searching for online courses for learning topics that can help them in improving their career. There are few paid courses available for apparel and fashion technology students. There are also many free tutorials on the internet. 

In this post, we have shared 9 curated video e-tutorials. These videos are published on Vidya-Mitra YouTube channels. All these video tutorials are presented by NIFT faculty members.

You can watch and learn the following subject on this page, or you can watch these video tutorials on YouTube.
  1. Apparel production management: production and productivity
  2. Garment machinery and equipment: production machines -1
  3. Introduction to apparel merchandising
  4. Apparel Production Management - Case study-1
  5. Apparel production management: Introduction to production processes
  6. Apparel production management: WIP and throughput time
  7. Garment costing and pricing methods
  8. Apparel manufacturing: Basics of the apparel production process (Operator Training)
  9. Batch setting & line balancing


Topic#1: Apparel production management: production and productivity

Video length: 44 minutes | By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things.
  • Basic concepts of productivity
  • Measurement of productivity
  • Production: conversion of raw material to finished usable products
  • Efficiency
  • Partial productivity & total productivity
  • Communicating productivity
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Topic#2: Garment machinery and equipment: production machines -1

Video length: | By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Sewing machine introduction
  • Parts of a sewing machine
  • Kinematics of sewing machine
  • Stitch types & uses
  • Seams & uses
  • Types of sewing machines
  • Sewing defects
  • Bed types
  • Feed mechanisms
  • Sewing cycle
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Topic#3: Introduction to apparel merchandising

Video length:  17 Minutes| By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Challenges of apparel merchandising – fabric, quality, price, comfort, trendy
  • Forecasting
  • Concepts of merchandising
  • Fashion forecasting: predictive assortment
  • Elements of fashion: style, silhouettes, fabric, colour, trims, accessories
  • Merchandising: design development, production, warehouse management, coordination, planning, buying -selling -activities
  • Marketing: creating a demand, meeting that demand
  • Right price, right place, right time, right merchandise
  • Types of merchandising: retail merchandising, wholesale, export, buying-house, production merchandising
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Topic#4: Apparel Production Management - Case study -1

Video length: 50 Minutes | By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  •  How capacity study planing is done?
  •  How a factory set-up is done?
  •  How WIP is managed?
  •  How Line Balancing is done?
  •  Skill Matrix
  •  How to understand the line's performance by an hourly report

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Topic#5: Apparel production management: introduction to production processes

Video length:55 Minutes  | By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things
  • Introduction
  • Production & productivity
  • Terminologies
  • WIP
  • Throughput time
  • Capacity
  • SMED
  • Line balancing

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Topic#6: Apparel production management: WIP and throughput time

Video length: 1 Hour 16 Minutes |By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Work-in-progress
  • Through-put-time
  • WIP
  • Effects of WIP
  • Control of WIP 
  • Through-put time
  • Process time, inspection time, move-time, queue time
  • Cycle time

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Topic#7: Garment costing and pricing methods

Video length: 28 Minutes| By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Apparel costing – the definition
  • Factory Overheads
  • Direct labour cost & indirect labour cost
  • Fixed cost & variable cost
  • Marginal cost & average cost
  • Cost sheet 
  • Estimated cost
  • Objective of pricing
  • Different Types of Pricing
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Topic #8: Apparel Manufacturing: Basics of the apparel production process (Operator Training)


Video length: 2 Hours|  By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Importance of operator training 
  • Industrial Engineers activities
  • Establishing operation SAM
  • Industrial Engineering terms explained 
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Topic#9: Batch Setting & Line Balancing

Video length:  12 Minutes| By watching this video tutorial, you will learn the following things 
  • Definition of Line balancing
  • Calculation of labour availability
  • Operation breakdown
  • Theoretical balance
  • Required output calculation
  • Theoretical operation balance
  • An alternative method of batch setting 
  • Initial balance
  • Operator skill inventory
  • Balance control
  • Intrinsic balancing
  • Dynamic balancing
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Conclusion:

There many more video tutorials for apparel production and fashion technology students on Vidya-Mitra YouTube channel. You can watch and listen to lectures that interest you. By watching these e-tutorials, you can enhance your knowledge in the apparel production management field and clarify your doubt on the subjects. 

Thanks to the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and NMEICT, MHRD for creating such a useful and helpful teaching platform. 

Reference: All these videos are curated from YouTube Vidya-mitra channel.

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