Managing Quality in the Apparel Industry

In an excerpt from a 1981 AAMA ( American Apparel Manufacturers Association ) Technical Advisory Committee paper [ 1 ] ... In the same publication there is a reference to the effect of automated cutting quality and finished garment ...

Author: Pradip V. Mehta

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122411665

Category: Clothing trade

Page: 327

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This Easy-To-Follow Reference Book Explores All Aspects Of Quality For The Clothing And Apparel Industry - Detailing The Fundamental Principles As Well As The Latest Topics In The Quality Profession.This Book Is Further Refinement Of The Work Published Entitled An Introduction To Quality Control For The Apparel Industry By The American Society For Quality In September 1992.Presenting Quality As An Overall Business Strategy And Management Function, Managing Quality In The Apparel Industry Explains What Is Quality, Why Quality Is Important, And Describes How To Build Quality Into Products, Shows How To Evaluate Quality Of All The Components That Go Into Making Garments, Explains How To Measure The Cost Of Quality Or Rather Poor Quality, And Shows How To Begin To Manage Quality.Providing Hundreds Of Excerpts, Managing Quality In The Apparel Industry Is A Practical Source For Quality Control Managers, Supervisors, Inspectors, Technicians, And Executives; And Upper-Level Undergraduates And Graduate Students In These Disciplines.

Quality Tools Implementation in Apparel Manufacturing

The bottom line is that in order to make sure you receive quality merchandise from your suppliers, it is very important that you – (a) communicate your quality expectations to your suppliers, and (b) insist that they must have a quality ...

Author: Pradip V. Mehta, Dr. Rajesh Bheda, Rakhi Handa, Paul F. Bowes, G. Jayapal Nair and Late Dr. Rams

Publisher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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Retaining customers in any industry is one of the biggest challenges today, and more so in the fashion industry, where competition is very high and customer loyalty very fickle, which has to be earned not just by the look of the garment but also through quality. Therefore, it is imperative that apparel brands world over follow strict quality guidelines right from product designing to quality of inputs to sewing and packaging the product. This critical journey even involves managing the quality of the machines on which the product is made to the way the after-sales services are carried out. Effectively managing quality of all the above materials and processes is a major challenge, mainly for the reason that the complete cycle requires human intervention and humans make mistakes. This book is an honest endeavour to comprehensively cover implementation of all the possible tools, techniques and methodologies which encompass the concept of ‘quality’ for the apparel industry such as quality control, quality assurance and total quality management system. All the concepts have been fortified by case studies on the implementation process with detailed discussion and final outcome. These would not only enable the industry to move forth on the path of consistent improvement but would also support it to remain in sync with the rapidly evolving technological world of today.

Apparel Merchandising

What could the impact on an apparel company's quality assurance program ofbecoming becomes certified for ISO 9000? 8. Select one ofyour favorite garments. Then ask several of your friends to judge its quality. How do their assessments ...

Author: Jeremy A. Rosenau

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781609015398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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This comprehensive text on apparel product development reflects the current importance of manufacturers' and retailers' private brands and exclusive designer collections.

Apparel Merchandising

Though outsourcing is an effective way to do business, it may sometimes lead to losses when materials supplier like fabric and trims supplier does not meet the quality parameters thereby creating trouble for apparel merchandiser to ...

Author: R. Rathinamoorthy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429013164

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

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Apparel Merchandising has been written keeping in mind the requirements of students, academicians and industry personnel with respect to the merchandising activities in an apparel company. This book discusses the different job responsibilities of the merchandiser at the varied stages of order execution from buyer contact to dispatch. Further, the chapters also detail the different sampling procedures followed in industry to get product approval. This book will be a useful tool for all the budding technocrats, academicians and industry personnel to carry out the merchandising activities in an apparel company.

Productivity Improvement in Apparel Manufacturing

It is important that apparel manufacturers understand the true cost of ignoring quality. If factories could use the large workforce employed to inspect and repair the garments for actually producing the right quality garments in the ...

Author: Paul F. Bowes,Paul Collyer, Manoj Tiwari, Pradeep Jha, Mausmi Ambastha, Roberto Inglesi, Rajesh Bheda, Brad Mikes, Late Roger Thomas, Keerthi Abeywickrama, Pradeep Kumar Jha

Publisher: Apparel Resources Pvt. Ltd.


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

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Productivity improvement means doing the same thing in a better and smarter way and continuing to work on improving the techniques for an individual or a team on the shopfloor. And this continuous improvement is the only way to achieve high profitability. Garment manufacturing involves number of operations carried out by different operators and all the activities starting from cutting, sewing till finishing are different from each other in terms of the way they are performed and the technology being used for them. So, it is always advisable to look at the working of four aspects and that are material, machine, men and method. However there are ways to build higher productive efficiencies which result in reduction in cost and bring in higher profit margin.. The book discusses different case studies from the shopfloor showing productivity improvements.

Wartime Apparel Price Control

Attempts To Halt Quality Deterioration The problem of arresting the lowering of quality in relation to price was also quickly recognized as of fundamental importance to apparel price stabilization . The first approach , in the base ...

Author: Wilfred Carsel


ISBN: CORNELL:31924062767821

Category: Clothing trade

Page: 201

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Details the policies and procedures enacted by the OPA to control prices in the apparel industry.

The U S Textile and Apparel Industry

New carding technology also adds to quality . Settings on new and rebuilt cards can be improved , and roller bearings on cylinder supports allow closer settings . Also , because the clothing is more even and metallic clothing allows ...



ISBN: MSU:31293107352100

Category: Clothing factories

Page: 119

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This report describes the plight of America's textile industries threatened by imports from countries paying lower wages to workers. S/N 052-003-01064-0: $7.50.

High Performance Apparel

Each of the primary handle concerns the function of apparel. The procedure of the experts' subjective assessment of fabric handle is shown in Fig. 13.2. Following the assessment of primary handle, the experts assess the quality of the ...

Author: John McLoughlin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9780081009345

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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High-Performance Apparel: Materials, Development, and Applications covers the materials and techniques used in creating high-performance apparel, the technical aspects of developing high-performance garments, and an array of applications for high-performance clothing and wearable technology. Part One covers fabric construction for high-performance garments, from fiber types and spinning methods, to weaving, knitting, finishing, and joining techniques. Development of high-performance apparel is covered in Part Two, with particular emphasis on design and product development for function and wearer comfort. Part Three covers a range of applications and wearable technology that make use of high-performance apparel, including chapters on sportswear, protective clothing, and medical, military, and intelligent textiles. The book provides an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research into apparel technology and textile science. Offers a range of perspectives on high-performance apparel from an international team of authors with diverse expertise Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic from fabric construction, through apparel design and development, to the range of current and potential applications Presents an excellent resource for all those engaged in garment development and production, and for academics engaged in research

Advances in Women s Intimate Apparel Technology

Therefore, assuming that the relaxation is 3D, the garments will be thicker. The garment quality and dimensions are difficult to control using this heat-setting method. The finished garment tube is free from side seams.

Author: Yu Wing Man

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 9781782423904

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

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Advances in Women’s Intimate Apparel Technology discusses the design and manufacture of intimate apparel and how the industry is increasingly embracing novel materials, new technologies, and innovations in sizing and fit. The book reviews the ways in which new materials and methods are improving the range, function, and quality of intimate apparel, with particular focus on brassiere design. Part One introduces the advanced materials used for intimate apparel, including novel fabrics and dyes and finishes, along with materials for wiring and embellishments. Part Two discusses the role of seamless technology in intimate apparel production, covering lamination, moulding, and seamless knitting. Finally, Part Three reviews advances in design, fit, and performance. Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage on key trends in intimate apparel technology Presents chapters that follow a coherent sequence, beginning with advanced materials, then discussing new manufacturing techniques, and finishing with coverage of performance and fit“/li> Focuses on the needs of the apparel industry, covering materials, manufacturing, and design aspects Written by distinguished author and professor Winnie Yu who is the Director of the ACE Style Institute of Intimate Apparel at Hong Kong Polytechnic University