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.
Introduction. Pattern making. Fabric spreading & cutting. Sewing machine. Sewing thread and needles. Seams and stitches. Feed mechanisms and sewing machine attachments. Fusing, pressing and packaging. Fullness and yokes. Collars. Plackets and pockets. Sleeves and cuffs. Apparel accessories and supporting materials. Production planning and control. Fabric utilization in cutting room. Garment production systems. Flow process grid. Plant loading and capacity planning. Garment merchandising. Garment costing.