Abstract

This paper represents the use of some tools and techniques to increase the efficiency and productivity of an apparel sewing section through low performing operators’ improvement. Now a day’s apparel manufacturing industries are trying to develop their current production system and situation and continuously looking for new production tools and techniques to keep swiftness with the rapid changes of the trend in consumers of apparel products. To deal with the current situation and fulfill customer demand within lead time, whole production system should be more capable and efficient. Full apparel is produced based on the performance and contribution of individual workforce. There is no doubt that operators are selected and appointed on the specific tasks based on their evaluation and performance level where they are capable. But with the rapid changes of apparel products style, excessive pressure on sewing floor & imbalance in the sewing section, sometimes some operators can’t keep pace with the desired production processes. If we observe a garments production line, we will see that there are lots of inprocess inventories and wait time between almost every sequential operation. The materials used to travel an extensive distance from the input receiving to needle check and disposal. Many movements and handlings are practiced by the operators which are unnecessary. Sometimes reworks are increasing the total completion time. As a result, the productivity is hampering in the sewing section. In this paper, the wastes firstly found out from some selected operations, and then some tools and techniques have been implemented to eliminate those wastes, and by applying these techniques, significant improvements in the sewing section have been achieved. The manufacturers of homogeneous apparel industries can expand the findings in future.

How to Cite
AHMED, MD. SHAFIQUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY, Sohel. Increase the Efficiency and Productivity of Sewing Section through Low Performing Operators Improvement by using Eight Wastes of Lean Methodology. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], apr. 2018. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/1744>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2022.