10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Impact of ‘check sheet’ and ‘flow chart’ to improve quality and efficiency of finishing unit in a garment industry

Israt Parveen
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Total Quality Management (TQM)

Rapid development of textile enterprises in Bangladesh led the sector competitive both locally and internationally. However, to ensure competitive advantages, textile industries are applying modern approaches to enhance overall productivity growth, product quality, standardization, efficiency and effectiveness, reduction of manufacturing cost etc. to recover the enterprise fall down to critical point due to effects of liberal policies in international markets. Recently, various total quality management (TQM) tools are playing important role as a function of modern approaches. TQM tools are practical methods, skills, means or mechanisms that can be applied to particular tasks. In this study, two TQM tools, ‘check sheet’ and ‘flow chart’ (or run chart) are used in finishing unit of a garment industry in Bangladesh to find out the ways to mitigate significant amount of alter, rework, rejection and improve quality and efficiency. Here, check sheet is used to count the number of defects for the selected items. Then, counter measures against the root causes is defined and implemented to improve the quality as well as to reduce the rework. Finally, a flow chart is developed. After several analyses, it is found that, in finishing unit, rejection or scrap decreases by 29.29%, alter or defect per hundred unit (DHU) decreases by 44.60% and significant amount of alter, rework and rejection or scrap per style, per month is minimized without any additional investment but by proper utilization of internal resources.

Published in: 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 10-12, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5952-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767