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Layout system in Garments Sewing Line with Advantages and Disadvantages

Layout system in Garments Sewing Line

Introduction:

The layout is the first thing to do if you want to start a sewing line. The sewing layout is different for every individual style. A permanent layout setting is a key thing for saving manpower, machine, and transportation handling system.

Sewing Line Layout:

We did a case study on the garments sewing lines. The study was two Layout system of Garments Manufacturing. One is the Straight Line layout which is currently running in our facility and another is proposed Layout ‘Face to Face Layout’. If you want to know about these two Layout systems of the sewing process, here this article is only for you.

Face to Face Layout system:

Objective:

  1. To compare running & proposed layout system
  2. To Highlight the advantages & disadvantages of the proposed layout system

Straight Line Layout system Vs Face to Face Layout system:

Category The straight Line Layout system Face to Face Layout system
Type of layout Straight-line layout-Overhead material movement Face to face layout- Zigzag material movement
Sitting arrangement Wooden stool without any backrest Rotating chair with backrest
No. of machine 26-28 machine/line 38-40 machine/line
Line width Conventional- 6 feet 8 inches Need width extension- 7 feet 2 inches
Wire arrangement Conventional electrical connection as well as lighting Re-arrangement as per line layout
Air compressor Conventional air compressor line Re-arrangement as per line layout
Bundle keeping basket No bundle keeping basket, material movement through side table Need bundle keeping basket for every workstation
Machine width extension Not necessary as material movement through side table Need machine width extension through wooden pallet as there will be no side table
Thread trimming Manually done or there are some machine with auto trimming facility Need auto trimming facility in every machine so that the use of assistant operator become optimal
Bundle size Big bundle size, typically 50 to 60 PCs Bundle size need to resize, 10 to 20 PCs
Kanban/andon boards No kanban/ andon boards in line & front Need kanban/ andon boards in line & front

Advantages of Straight Line layout system Vs Face to Face Layout system:


Sl. Category The straight Line Layout system Face to Face Layout system
1 Tracking & monitoring Difficult to tracking & monitoring production & quality Easy to tracking & monitoring production & quality
2 Utilization of machine 26-28 machine/line in conventional the more 10-12 machine can be used inline
3 Transportation time Material transportation time is more Material transportation time is less
4 Product type Any kind of item in the production line Basic/ small items in a production line
5 Layout doubling Single item run in the production line Two basic items can be run in the production line


Disadvantages of Straight Line layout system Vs Face to Face Layout system:

Sl. Category The straight Line Layout system Face to face Layout system
1 Garments handling Any length or size item can be handled Only basic/ small items can be handled
2 Product variation Any kind of product can be run online Limited product type as long/big garments handling the issue

Expected result:

  1. Transportation time reduction
  2. Ergonomically designed work-station
  3. Proper tracking of production & quality
  4. Visual management in the production floor

 

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