Month: February 2017

Where’s the bottleneck? Critical Path Method will tell you!

Any process or project can be defined as a set or series of activities that need to be carried out in order to complete that process. These activities have dependences, based on which a network of activities can be made. The longest path in duration, amongst the paths in the network, from start to end of the process, is known as the Critical Path, and the activities that make up the critical path are known as critical activities. Critical Path Method, commonly known as CPM, is a project scheduling technique used for effective project management. In this method, a project model is constructed that includes: Work breakdown structure or the list of interdependent activities of the project The specific duration or time value allocated to each activity Dependencies between the activities Importance of CPM This project scheduling method tells us: When the entire process or project will be completed, i.e. the project duration, Which activities in the project are critical, i.e. any delay in those activities can potentially delay the whole project Which activities in the project are non-critical, i.e. activities that can be late without affecting the project duration, thus providing the project a flexibility Finding project status on any given date, based on schedule and budget To identify, if there are enough resources that the project requires And, finally if the project duration has to be reduced,...

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Sustainable and Ecological Finishing Technology for Denim Jeans

Denim Jeans finishing is an important operation for value addition of the final products in the apparel business. There are numerous operations exist for fulfilling of this treatment. This article deals with the recent developments of the sustainable, environment friendly and emerging industrial approaches (Laser, Ozone and Water Jet) for the finishing treatments of the denim jeans. It is observed that finishing with laser and ozone is a reduced water treatment while water jet fading system though consumes water but assembling of water recycling system makes it ecological and economic. The adoption of these finishing technologies has brought about...

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SIP Italy Having aggressive plans for Indian market

Trademark SiPami born in 2009, from co-operation between the company P.A.M.I. di Tomaselli S.r.l. and the company Singapore Industrial Product (SIP). Pami Srl is located in Italy, and is concerned with project and production of all products, ensuring the quality and the reliability of Made in Italy, and also the continued innovation testified by several registered patents. Sip is located in Singapore, and takes care of sales and post-sales services for all SiPami products, thanks to an extensive network of contacts with local distributors in order to ensure an immediate reply to the needs of customers all the world....

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Saving fabric and enhancing profit made easy

In the era of cut-throat competition, all the organisations are struggling to survive without the red marks on their ledgers. Every fabric house as on date is working towards a system where they can have complete control of the fabric, enabling reduction in the fabric purchases per order delivered, and in turn saving money from the beginning of the process. Especially, the wastages occurring in cutting room cut majorly into the potential saving areas of any organisation, unless workedupon properly. Although, having good markers and cutting systems essential, it also has to make sure that fabric is utilised to the maximum. Profit lines of the fabric products get affected by a plethorea of reasons including but not limited to width control, cut planning, fabric requisitions, binding requirements and laying up. Measuring the product properly from selvedge to selvedge, calculating fabric requirements for the lay through marker lengths, anticipated waste (end of rolls) and variable allowance as per the fabric type are the major components which help in analysing the marked fabric consumption per garment. Pro-cut, a system designed and developed by Methods Apparel Consultancy with experiences off many years, helps monitor every unit of fabric issued. It helps establish efficiencies of all sections of the factory including: Factory Efficiency, line, and Operator efficiencies and to encourage the facility to Build Quality into garments. Sunaina Khanna, Director of Methods Apparel...

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Mitering – The art in fabric spreading

What affects the appearance of a garment, affects the demand of the garment. And when it comes to stripes and checks, managing the quality on the basis of appearance becomes much more critical. Mitering is basically the alignment of the design, stripes or checks on the garment seams. So when your shirt is worn, the stripes on the left front panel should flow uninterrupted across the placket to the right front panel. Do you believe this is just a clever stripes/checks placement, or is there more to it? Well, Mitering is an art in itself and takes a lot of efforts. It is very crucial from quality point of view. Mitering on seams improve the overall garment appearance, and hence is a desired specification by buyers. This article tells about the various techniques used in mitering in the spreading of fabric and is only a point of view of the author. There might be various other techniques followed in the apparel industry today. Mitering techniques There are many Mitering techniques in play which help us achieve the correct appearance for the garment. Laser guides This technique uses laser lights fixed on the spreading table as a guide for spreading. The stripes/checks are then matched with the projected laser lights on the spreading table. Advantagess Makes Mitering easier to achieve, especially for fabrics with larger widths and for lays with...

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