The production department/ team coordinate and do all operation activities on the production floor. All other departments give them support for smooth operation. The operational production team leads the future production operations by showing an exceptional leadership approach and contributing to attaining the garments industry’s vision. The overall operation process is under the production team and all the production staff, officer, and production manager is under the production department. Here we are going to discuss the Functions of the Production department in the Garments Industry.
What is the biggest department in the garments industry?? Straightaway, the answer is the production department. The production department is responsible for production throughout the garments factory process by the process with good quality. In the garments industry, we can see 3 key departments called cutting, sewing, and finishing in the garments industry, the production team control and lead all 3 departments. Apart from these 3 key sections, a few other sections are also there under production like embroidery. The cutting department gives input to the sewing section, the sewing department gives input to the finishing department and the finishing section makes product finished goods, all 3 are under the production department.
Functions of the Production department
Ensure smooth production flow from cutting section to finished garments. Ensure necessary Input in every section to keep balance in production flow with minimum WIP. Ensure smooth production flow from cutting section to finished garments. Ensure necessary input in every section to keep balance in production flow with minimum WIP. Ensure on-time delivery with good quality products.
The apparel industry has to go through a Pre-production sampling process of every individual order number and style to get to bulk production; pre-production sampling, PP meeting, and approval process are part of that. These are the Pre-production sampling process to prove to customers that the factory is capable to run a bulk order.
Planning and Implementing
Though there is a planning department in the apparel industry, the production team has to coordinate and implement plans to get production results. The production department is the driver of productivity, they have their own plan being process owner of production.
Follow up daily Production
Maintaining production log against every order number. Daily set a production target and follow up every hour. And, the production team takes action where action due to less production.
Capacity Setup and Efficiency Improvement
The process-by-process production capacity is to be set up and the trend is to increase the capacity. Daily checking every operator’s work efficiency and training up lower operators to get up to the mark result.
Line Layout and Line Balancing
Line layout and line balancing is the key operational task. In the garments industry, Every product by product sewing machine requirement is different. As the machine changes, so do the line layout as well. Always trying to keep minimum WIP, so that the same production flow maintain everywhere.
Training and Development
A large number of workmen are directly involved in production activities. They need proper training before getting engaged in work. This department needs to train all the employees.
Maintaining Customer quality requirements
Every buyer/ customer has their own quality specification, production team is bound to comply with the requirements being vendor.
Order closing is the production completion of an order. The main task is to close exiting PO which means shipping out to customer order by order. The closing is the last step of production which starts with the packing list. A packing list is completed means the goods packing are completed.