Author: Prakash Dutt

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Down Jacket Basics Part -1

As you are already aware that A down jacket has been insulated with the soft feathers from duck or geese. Down is a very good insulator as the fluffiness of down creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the wearer very warm in cold winter weather. Read More: Down Jacket...

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Quality Assurance Vs Quality Control

What is Quality Assurance? Quality assurance can be defined as part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled. All the planned and systematic activities implemented within the quality system that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill requirements for quality. In quality assurance approach you need to inspect...

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Down Jacket

What is a Down Jacket? A down jacket is a jacket which has been insulated with the soft feathers from duck or geese. Down is a very good insulator as the fluffiness of down creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the wearer very warm in cold winter weather. The...

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8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing ‘TIMWOODS’

One of the most fundamental criteria for developing a successful firm is eliminating unproductive tasks (wastes). This concept is a key component of Lean thinking, and it can help you boost your profits. The 8 wastes of Lean Manufacturing are what we are attempting to eliminate from our operations by removing the causes of Mura and Muri as well as...

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Calculating Sewing Floor Capacity

For supervisors or production managers is very important to know the floor capacity to plan their production efficiently. Calculation of capacity is very simple but you must know the line efficiency. The other important factor to calculate floor capacity is manpower absenteeism%. So you must know the line wise efficiency and absenteeism %. You can calculate the efficiency in minutes...

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Productivity and efficiency calculation

Productivity calculation Most of the industrial engineers calculate worker/line efficiency on the basis of SAM value and actual productivity (per hour productivity of a operator/line). Below are the simple methods to calculate worker/line efficiency and productivity. ​Worker/line efficiency SAM (Standard allowed minutes) of the garment = 10 Minutes produced by each labor =(40 pieces X 10) = 400 minutes Minutes...

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Failure Mode Effect Analysis

In the highly demanding and competitive fashion apparel world where the profit margins are shrinking and buyers are placing increased demands for high quality, reliable products on a cheaper price. The increasing cost pressure making it more difficult for manufacturers to maintain the quality and reliability. Traditionally, quality and reliability has been achieved through extensive quality inspections and the final...

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Cost Of Poor Quality

Quality is one of the most discussed and least understood subjects in the apparel industry. Most of the organizations still people equate quality function with inspection and the data of the first time pass final inspection is considered as the quality performance of the company. During my visits to factories, I found that they all record defect data/process failure data...