Line Balancing for Improving Apparel Production by Operator Skill Matrix
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 101-106
Received: May 9, 2015; Accepted: May 20, 2015; Published: Jun. 2, 2015
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Md. Mazharul Islam, Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Tanjim Hossain, Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Abdul Jalil, Department of Textile Engineering, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh
Elias Khalil, Department of Textile Engineering, World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
In this modern world, fashion & styles are changing frequently. The emergence of fast changes in fashion has given rise to shorten production cycle time in the garment industry. To meet the dynamic customer demands of momentous quantities in shorten lead time, assembly line production systems are used, where the garment components are assembled into a finished garment through a sub-assembly process. So in the era of product customization, the optimal usage of resources especially the available facilities & operators who are adding the value of product is important. Therefore the assembly line has to be planned in much more flexible way. This paper deals with the maximum utilization of manpower in labor intensive assembly lines. The objective is to accurately delegate workers to the various operations required to complete the product based on their skill & experience so as to achieve the highest level of productivity and delivery as per planned target. The experimental result showed meaningful improvement in productivity as compared to the existing system.
Keywords
Line Balancing, Skill Matrix, Assembly Line, Apparel Production
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Md. Mazharul Islam, Md. Tanjim Hossain, Mohammad Abdul Jalil, Elias Khalil, Line Balancing for Improving Apparel Production by Operator Skill Matrix, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 101-106. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20150304.11
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