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.
Table of Contents
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.
Dr. T. Karthik is an MTech and PhD qualified textile technologist. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor (Senior Grade) in the Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. Dr. Karthik has 6 years of teaching experience and 5 years of industrial experience and handling various textile subjects particularly in the area of process and quality control in spinning, garment manufacture, nonwoven technology and technical textiles for the past 5 years. He has published more than 60 articles in reputed international and national journals. He has published five international books and contributed five book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Karthik received the ‘Young Engineer Award’ from Institution of Engineers India in Textile Engineering Division in 2015. He is a member of professional bodies such as Textile Association of India (TAI) and Member of Institution of Engineers (MIE).
Dr. Ganesan is an MTech and PhD qualified textile technologist. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor (Senior Grade) in the Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He has 3 years of industrial experience in the apparel industry. Dr. Ganesan has handled various garment and chemical processing related subjects particularly in the area of apparel manufacutirng technology, process and quality control in apparel manufacturing, and apparel marketing and merchandising for the past 8 years. The author has published approximately 43 articles in reputed international and national journals and has the H-Idex of 3 (Google Scholar). He has contributed one book chapter in Springer. Dr. Ganesan is the member in professional bodies such as MIE. He has received two government research projects worth about 50 lakh rupees. Additionally, he has recieved the Young Talent Search award from SDC, Mumbai.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan is an M.Tech (Textile Chemistry) and MSc (Costume Design & Fashion) qualified Textile Technologist. He has 7 years of teaching experience and 7 years of industrial experience. The author has published more than 65 articles in reputed international and national journals and presented more than 20 research papers in conferences. He has published two books. For the past seven years, he had handled apparel subjects such as pattern making, garment construction, apparel merchandisng, and costing for the UG students.