Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile EngineeringISSN: 2329-9568

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Research Article, J Fashion Technol Textile Eng Vol: 4 Issue: 2

Performance Factor Assessment Method for Projection of General Assembly Line in Garment Manufacture

Todor Stojanov1, Yao Liu1,2 and Xuemei Ding1,2*
1Fashion Design and Engineering Department, Dong Hua University, China
2Key Laboratory of Clothing Design & Technology, Dong Hua University,Ministry of Education, China
Corresponding author : Xuemei Ding
Key Laboratory of Clothing Design & Technology (Donghua University), Ministry of Education, 1882 Yan’an Road West, Shanghai, 200051, P.R. China,
Tel: +8613482070172
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 07, 2015 Accepted: March 07, 2016 Published: March 12, 2016
Citation: Stojanov T, Liu Y, Ding X (2016) Performance Factor Assessment Method for Projection of General Assembly Line in Garment Manufacture. J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 4:2. doi:10.4172/2329-9568.1000135

Abstract

Assembly line balancing problems are still present in garment manufacturing, especially so because of the difficulty to take into account all the relevant factors affecting the balance of the line. This may be the main reason why many of the studies related to the simulation of assembly lines are incomplete in terms of the representation of a general yet complete picture that can reflect the real assembly line balancing situation in garment production. This research aims to fill the gap by proposing a performance factor assessment method: this aims to analyse all the factors influencing assembly line balancing and group them according to whether they add value to the final product or not. Results show that bundle manipulation – with an 8.7% occurrence – is a critical necessary non-value added activity that significantly affects assembly line performance and therefore needs to be eliminated. This method of analysis can be applied to other sectors of garment production regardless of product type or working conditions.

Keywords: Garment manufacture; Assembly line balancing problem (ALBP); Performance factor assessment method (PFAM); Work sampling; Time study; Method study; Simulation

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