Implementation of Work Sharing Technique to Improve Line Efficiency in Sewing Section: A Case Study

  • Marzia Islam Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University Bangladesh
  • Mst. Farzana Sultana Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University Bangladesh
  • Md. Shafiqul Islam Chowdhury Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University Bangladesh
  • Jaglul Hoque Mridha Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University Bangladesh
  • Taposh Ranjan Sarker Department of Textile Engineering, Northern University Bangladesh
Keywords: Bottleneck, Layout, Line efficiency, Manpower, Work-sharing

Abstract

This paper focuses on analyzing the garment processes and operation bulletin for a particular sewing line in Mahadi Fashion (PVT) Limited. The production rate of the existing layout was not close to the target. The target was 175 pieces per hour but actual production was 138 pieces per hour. So we analyzed the layout and found out the bottleneck area. Then we rearranged the workload by work sharing and reduced manpower. By doing so, actual production was 160 pieces per hour, which is near to the target, and line efficiency increased to 77%, where the existing sewing line layout was 55%. After reducing the bottleneck in sewing line capacity, we achieved 160 pieces per hour against the 138 pieces in the existing layout.

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Published
2019-11-30
How to Cite
Islam, M., Sultana, M. F., Chowdhury, M. S. I., Mridha, J. H., & Sarker, T. R. (2019). Implementation of Work Sharing Technique to Improve Line Efficiency in Sewing Section: A Case Study. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 15(33), 147. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n33p147