The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Reduction of Process Time in Sewing Section of Garment Industry

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Pub. Date :May, 2020
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOM30520
Author Name : Vanishree Beloor, Jayanth S Shekar and Prasad Prabhakar Hegde
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Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 22



The demand for higher value at lower price is increasing, and to survive, the apparel manufacturers need to improve their operations and reduce their lead time. The overall objective of the paper is to reduce the standard time following Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST). The data was collected for two styles over a period of three months. Based on the data collected, the standard time taken to produce a pant was determined using MOST. Based on the data, line efficiency and production capacity were calculated. This helped in identifying the bottlenecks in the production line. A comparison of the results of existing technique and MOST showed that there was reduction in the standard time of sewing section.


The Indian small business administration designates small and medium-scale business as SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). The primary metrics used to determine whether a company is an SME or not is the amount of revenue that the company earns per year and the size of its workforce. The SMEs producing garments in India are making an important contribution to national economy. Apparel or textile industry is a manufacturing industry that provides livelihood support to more than 3.3 million families in India. Garment industry in India has been the largest net foreign exchange earner. Competition in the garment industry has been intensifying. The customers worldwide are demanding better quality products at lower price. Globalization and barrier-free international trade in garment industry offer both challenges and opportunities. SMEs


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