9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Increasing Productivity in Garments Manufacturing through Time Standardization and Work Measurement

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Track: Work Design, Measurement, Standards and ISO

Process improvement among industries results to increased worker efficiency as most labor enterprises utilize the improvement of each process done in the garments production. Productivity can be obtained through utilization of the available resources, a factor to speed production of goods. In this study, workers experienced delays on the sewing process of squarepants garments due to inefficient worker production and the absence of time standards. These problems cause 12.62% of idle time and 5.08% unnecessary motions encountered in the production incurring Php 63,600.00 total income loss per month. Through work sampling, creating a production standard could serve as a basis for the worker performance in eliminating the unnecessary hand and body improvements which workers’ performance can significantly improve to 19.05% in the workers’ productivity. Recommendations such as implement strict company rules, improvement in the production floor layout, rewards and incentives, provide trainings among workers, and new time standardizations can expectedly improve the whole sewing process by at least 15-20%.

Published in: 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bangkok, Thailand

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 5-7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5948-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767