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Techniques to Improve Garment Quality

Product manufacturing process is always complicated, and it’s more vital point for the manufacturer to keep product quality. Because less quality product can’t meet, users demand and it is also harmful to company’s goodwill. It is a fact that if you are a consumer and you may not become pleased by purchasing a defective product. It is not always a prime factor for manufacturers to gain profit by delivering defective products to consumers. Hence, they become more conscious of improving quality standards by implementing various quality methods in the production process. A good quality product is the constant good practice and mutual fruitful efforts of all concern people like staffs, workers, and management. Nowadays renowned companies do not compromise with any quality issue.

Improve Garment QualityPlease find some couple of techniques that may assist you to improve garments quality at production. It will help you to erase unwanted hassles:

1) Make available on job training to all employees to be skilled. Continued study, research facility, training program, motivation, and follow-up will help the quality team to overcome the adverse situation. Their primary goal is to strike the problem at the initial stage without fail.

2) Assign a well-trained quality inspector to do mobile inspection on each floor.

3) Create a clean and dirty fee environment for mental freshness which may increase productivity, including material department, cutting room and delivery point.

4) Select, procure and make use of right equipment in cutting, sewing and packing section to expedite work process.5) Try to spread the message to all staff, employee and other officials that management will not tolerate any negligence regarding quality issue. And describe companies desired quality standard level for implementation.

6) Make sure suitable machines, fixtures, and other equipment are available to each department for better performance.

7) Machine is a key equipment to produce a quality product. So, set up a well-equipped maintenance department to provide quick service.
8) Apply well-known quality standard in the production process and announce it to all suppliers especially fabric to maintain the quality level. Then make an agreement with the supplier before purchase. It will help suppliers to understand the tolerance level.
9) Once fabric arrived at factory premises, please do 100% inspection. It is the primary step to reduce quality problem. Four point system is an active method to accomplish this task.
10) Measure actual fabric width and length and compare it with supplier documents.
11) Once fabric inspection is done by quality, please make a report which does not fulfill factories quality standards. Return those defective materials and ask supplier for replacement.
12) 100% physical inspection need to be done at material department once other accessories arrived at factory.
13) Cutting section is another ground to keep garments quality. 100% cut panel inspection is required to demolish defective items.
14) Implement 100% inspection of all important processes such as machine embroidery, hand embroidery, printing, seam sealing, washing etc. Do not compromise on any defective issues and must be returned or remake to maintain product quality.
15) Emphasize on in line and end line quality inspection and inspire line quality to find out reject. Traffic light system (TLS) is an active technique to accomplish this task.
16) 100% physical inspection need to be done after stitching and in the finishing section.
17) Analyze nature of quality rejects and evaluate the root cause to demolish quality problems.
18) Different types of quality problems need to be recorded in a systemic way so that management can investigate those swiftly.
19) Appoint an experienced quality manager who will set up an active quality management to improve garment production process by giving training, research, study, motivation, and monitoring.

Apparel business is a chain process, and some defective items may produce during production due to imperfect process, human negligence or defective machine. If the quality team got expertise regarding individual quality issue, it would be helpful to find out defective items at the initial stage then it is easy to repair or change better than found it in the final stage. It would be better if defective item identifies and rectify at an early stage than found in the final stage. Hence, manufacturers set quality checkpoints at the end of each stage to ensure that only good quality items pass to the next stage.

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