Author: Suresh Dureja, Dr. Prabir Jana, Y.P. Garg, Paul Collyer, Paul F. Bowes, Piyush R Vyas
Publisher: Apparel Resources Publication
Category: Technology & Engineering
The foremost and the most important step of establishing a business is setting up a factory. While designing of a factory layout has been nowadays handed over to professional architects, the apparel manufacturers must have a basic knowledge of what a ‘good’ factory layout actually means. A good factory layout offers minimum transportation time and flexibility with no back and forth motion. This series is a one-stop solution for all the factors to be considered, apart from the checklist, and the ways to maximum optimise the factory along with case studies of apparel manufacturing plant layouts in India.
This book aims to provide a broad conceptual and theoretical perspective of apparel manufacturing process starting from raw material selection to packaging and dispatch of goods. Further, engineering practices followed in an apparel industry for production planning and control, line balancing, implementation of industrial engineering concepts in apparel manufacturing, merchandising activities and garment costing have been included, and they will serve as a foundation for future apparel professionals. The book addresses the technical aspects in each section of garment manufacturing process with considered quality aspects. This book also covers the production planning process and production balancing activities. It addresses the technical aspects in each section of garment manufacturing process and quality aspects to be considered in each process. Garment engineering questions each process/operation of the total work content and can reduce the work content and increase profitability by using innovative methods of construction and technology. This book covers the production planning process, production balancing activities, and application of industrial engineering concepts in garment engineering. Further, the merchandising activities and garment costing procedures will deal with some practical examples. This book is primarily intended for textile technology and fashion technology students in universities and colleges, researchers, industrialists and academicians, as well as professionals in the apparel and textile industry.
While there is pressure (from buyers), inclination (within self to do better) and a heightened aspiration among apparel manufacturers to use Industrial Engineering (IE) like other more industrialized sectors, there is no specific book as such dealing with IE in relation to apparel manufacturing. The existing books that are already written on IE possess academic rigour and generic functions applicable across industries, thus making it difficult for the practitioners to refer and clear discrete doubts related to apparel manufacturing. Undoubtedly, work study is the centrepiece of Industrial Engineering; however apart from work study, industrial engineers in apparel industry are also supposed to perform various other functions like preparing operation breakdown and operation flow chart, selecting machine type and attachment and workaids, planning machine layout for maximizing unidirectional material movement, optimising inventory and storage space and maintaining workplace health and safety. These are some of the areas that often lack significant attention. This practitioner’s handbook is an amalgamation of theory and practices, including steps of implementation and common mistakes. A balanced approached is taken to make it equally meaningful and useful for the academics as well as the industry. A unique section titled “industry practices” is incorporated at the end of each chapter which shares the typical practices, constraints and benefits accrued by the industry, which will give meaningful insight to the readers and help them relate theory with actual practice.
The never-ending global search for a country with a low labour wage is almost bottoming out. The so-called labor-oriented apparel manufacturing industry is poised to change. Due to fierce global pressure on reducing price and lead time, the textiles and apparel producers will have to banish all waste from their supply chain. Lean manufacturing which removes waste and smoothens the process flow is gaining popularity among textiles and apparel producers and will be a key element for the survival of the industry in the years ahead. An overview of various lean tools with a balanced mix of conceptual knowledge and practical applications in the context of apparel manufacturing Valuable industry information which managers and engineers can follow themselves without the need to hire outside consultants Case studies and examples from apparel manufacturing demonstrating how lean tools are being used successfully by leading organizations; an academician’s delight Possible use cases of several lean tools having potential use in the apparel manufacturing scenario
Author: Paul F. Bowes,Paul Collyer, Manoj Tiwari, Pradeep Jha, Mausmi Ambastha, Roberto Inglesi, Rajesh Bheda, Brad Mikes, Late Roger Thomas, Keerthi Abeywickrama, Pradeep Kumar Jha
Publisher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.
Category: Technology & Engineering
Productivity improvement means doing the same thing in a better and smarter way and continuing to work on improving the techniques for an individual or a team on the shopfloor. And this continuous improvement is the only way to achieve high profitability. Garment manufacturing involves number of operations carried out by different operators and all the activities starting from cutting, sewing till finishing are different from each other in terms of the way they are performed and the technology being used for them. So, it is always advisable to look at the working of four aspects and that are material, machine, men and method. However there are ways to build higher productive efficiencies which result in reduction in cost and bring in higher profit margin.. The book discusses different case studies from the shopfloor showing productivity improvements.
This book presents the select proceedings of the conference of Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing System (IPDIMS 2020), held at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. The book addresses latest methods and advanced tools from different areas of design and manufacturing technology. The main topics covered include computational methods for robotics, mechatronics and human-computer interaction; computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering; aesthetics, ergonomics and UX/UI design; smart manufacturing and expert systems. The contents of this book will be useful for researchers as well as professionals working in the areas of industrial design, mechatronics, robotics, and automation.