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Minimization of Defects in the Sewing Section of Apparel Industry

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Textile Engineering, Daffodil International University,Bangladesh, BANGLADESH
  • 2 Department of Apparel Manufacturing Engineering, Bangladesh University of textiles, BANGLADESH

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 10-15, August,6 (2013)


This article is inspired by many unavoidable issues in rejection of huge number of finished apparel products after shipment due to quality control failure in apparel manufacturing. The fast changing economic conditions, such as global competition, declining profit margin, customer demand for high quality product, product variety and reduced lead–time etc. play a major impact on apparel manufacturing industries. The demand for higher value at lower price is increasing and to survive, apparel manufacturers need to improve their operations through-producing right first time quality. This paper discusses the quality and productivity improvement in apparel manufacturing by minimizing reworks that usually occur in the production process. The application of this paper improves the process performance of the critical operational process, leading to better utilization of resources, decreases variations and maintains consistent quality of the process output. The outcome of this observation reflected that an industry may gain higher productivity and profitability with improved quality product by minimizing defects. It also minimizes cost and improves internal throughput time. A general overview over the development is given in this paper that suggests how to handle these issues and bring down rejection rate to minimum.


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