The ‘machines’ as we see them today use certain level of technology which is contemporary to today’s standards. In garment manufacturing, activities have been mechanized over a period of time and mechatronics and electronics are added to enable better productivity, repeatability of output and consistency of quality. In the last one-and-a-half decade, the integration of computer and information technology made the machines capable of generating, storing and transmitting data automatically with added ease of diagnostics and quick repair. The future will likely see these machines support sustainable practices while becoming energyefficient and caring for the environment. The book traces the evolution of technology for different garment manufacturing machinery and equipment and how the gradual improvement of features has supported the users.
The apparel industry is facing great changes. Technology trends offer interesting opportunities, if you know how to use them to improve your business. The book traces the evolution of technology for different garment manufacturing machinery and equipment and how the gradual improvement of features has supported the users.
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.
Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel is a thorough and practical examination of the state-of-the-art in anthropometric apparel manufacturing technology. The scale of the textiles industry, in economic as well as environmental terms, is so significant that new technologies and techniques that deliver improvements are of great global interest. Consumer preferences and government regulations are causing apparel manufacturers to prioritize sustainable practices, and at a time of unprecedented technological evolution and competitive pressure, integrating these measures with other priorities is a key challenge. By combining the expertise of contributors from the worlds of technology change management and technical textiles engineering, this book provides a unique interdisciplinary resource for organizational as well as technical implementation. Newly developed Industry 4.0 technologies are addressed, along with the latest data collection and analysis methods. Provides practical technical instructions for the implementation of new technologies for 3D body scanning, and anthropometric design and sizing Explains the latest technical methods for the collection of anthropometric data and examines related ethical issues Shows how to integrate anthropometric design methodologies into a full smart manufacturing system
Overall, this first volume in the series should render business research in manufacturing a good deal easier by bringing together insightful industry histories and detailed critical bibliographies. This series has much to recommend it. Future volumes will be eagerly awaited. Reference Books Bulletin This historical and bibliographical reference work is the first volume of Greenwood Press's Handbook of American Business History, a series intended to supplement current bibliographic materials pertaining to business history. Devoted to manufacturing, this work uses the Enterprise Standard Industrial Classification (ESIC) to divide the subject into distinct segments, from which contributors have developed histories and bibliographies of the different types of manufacturing. Though authors were given sets of guidelines to follow, they were also allowed the flexibility to work in a format that best suited the material. Each contribution in this volume contains three important elements: a concise history of the manufacturing sector, a bibliographic essay, and a bibliography. Some contributions appear in three distinct parts, while others are combined into one or two segments; all build on currently available material for students and scholars doing research on business and industry. The contributors, who include business, economic, and social historians, as well as engineers and lawyers, have covered such topics as bakery products, industrial chemicals and synthetics, engines and turbines, and household appliances. Also included are an introductory essay that covers general works and a comprehensive index. This book should be a useful tool for courses in business and industry, and a valuable resource for college, university, and public libraries.
The 7th Bandung Creative Movement conference presented the theme "Dynamics of Industrial Revolution 4.0" which discussed how the digital world and connectivity changed human culture in various aspects of life, and transformed in accordance to human needs and social culture. Digital technology has transformed society to serve people from manufacturing needs to smart cities, from network connectivity to people connectivity. The application of information technology has helped in improving live quality and environmental sustainability. Digital transformation is revolutionizing how businesses and workers interconnect to be more productive and efficient. The result is improved collaboration, faster processes and time-to-market, lower costs and better products. Devices are getting smarter, meaning they are able to perform more and more tasks without human intervention; moreover, these devices generate data that provide insights to further improve processes and gain greater efficiencies. Moreover, with the Internet of Things (IoT), all these smart devices are interconnected in ways that not only help make them even smarter, but also enhances the intelligence of the overall system. Digital technology is a formidable driver for the transformation of a highly carbon-dependent world into one that is more ecologically ‘smart.’ We are entering a new era of environmental innovation that is driving better alignment between technology and environmental goals. Since its first announcement in 2011, industrial revolution 4.0 has dynamically changed and transformed to adjust itself to the human needs and to serve more efficiency and effectiveness of everyday life as well as environmental enhancement. The 7th Bandung Creative Movement has brought forward discussions on dynamic changes, ups and downs, innovations, relations of industrial revolution of the internet of thing, data, automation, to human physical world, new art and aesthetic, business, product innovation, built environment, and education.
A general technological survey and short range forecast of probable garment fabrication techniques and apparel industry operations was undertaken. The investigation revealed that over the next five years significant improvements in the productivity and in the management functions of the industry will develop. It appears that the impact of these developments will result in more rapid and more mechanized output of the same type of clothing generally available today, rather than in completely new types of apparel. (Author).
The development of information technology in supply chains has shown that this digital revolution can be a source of performance for enterprises and governments. Among these technologies is blockchain. The application of blockchains in cryptocurrency reduces information security risks and eliminates several processing and transaction fees and allows countries with volatile currencies to have a more stable currency. Blockchain Applications in Cryptocurrency for Technological Evolution features a collection of contributions related to the application of blockchain technology in cryptocurrency. It further explains the ways in which these applications have affected the industry. Covering topics such as crypto mining attacks, data processing architecture, and purchase power, this premier reference source is an excellent resource for business leaders and executives, IT managers, logistics specialists, students and faculty of higher education, librarians, researchers, and academicians.
Blockchain is a technology that transcends cryptocurrencies. There are other services in different sectors of the economy that can benefit from the trust and security that blockchains offer. For example, financial institutions are using blockchains for international money transfer, and in logistics, it has been used for supply chain management and tracking of goods. As more global companies and governments are experimenting and deploying blockchain solutions, it is necessary to compile knowledge on the best practices, strategies, and failures in order to create a better awareness of how blockchain could either support or add value to other services. Cross-Industry Use of Blockchain Technology and Opportunities for the Future provides emerging research highlighting the possibilities inherent in blockchain for different sectors of the economy and the added value blockchain can provide for the future of these different sectors. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as data privacy, information sharing, and digital identity, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, consultants, design engineers, cryptographers, service designers, researchers, academics, government officials, and industry professionals.
This second edition of Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes comprehensively addresses the design and planning of clothing manufacturing processes, beginning with the classification of clothing and discussion of its market, clothing sizing systems, and the key issues involved in developing a fashion collection. Special emphasis is placed on production planning and control, with detailed coverage of the processes of design, pattern making and cutting, joining techniques, work analysis, clothing manufacturing planning, and the behaviour, performance, and quality of materials critical to the development, planning, and control of manufacturing processes and the sale of garments. With its descriptions of the rapid, integrated, and flexible manufacturing systems of today, driven by demand information, this book explains how new supply chain models and manufacturing processes can lead to a much quicker route from design to distribution. This new edition is updated with important new research and topics, including digital fashion incorporating scientific aspects of fabric modelling, simulation and digital fitting, and the performance of seams as an important criterion for the quality and appearance of clothing. Considers in detail the design of clothing classification and sizing systems Comprehensively presents the requirements of digital fashion, the terminology used for virtual garment, fabric modelling for virtual clothing simulation, and digital fitting Covers the production planning in all aspects of clothing production from design and pattern making to manufacture Provides a thorough review and description of quality requirements for clothing materials Looks in detail at the performance of stitched seams, from the theoretical basis for determining seam strength and the parameters that affect seam strength, to the phenomenon of seam pucker
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
The book includes chapters on anthropometry, mass production, mass customization, pattern making, pattern grading, speading and cutting, seams and stitches, stitch machines, needle lock, sewing needle, sewing threads, inspection in garment industry, needle cutting, garment dyeing, printing, finishing packing and CAD