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Minimization of Sewing Defects of an Apparel Industry in Bangladesh with 5S & PDCA

1Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore-7408, Bangladesh


American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2018, Vol. 5 No. 1, 17-24
DOI: 10.12691/ajie-5-1-3
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

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Md. Tahiduzzaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Samrat Kumar Dey, Taposh Kumar Kapuria. Minimization of Sewing Defects of an Apparel Industry in Bangladesh with 5S & PDCA. American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2018; 5(1):17-24. doi: 10.12691/ajie-5-1-3.

Correspondence to: Md.  Tahiduzzaman, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore-7408, Bangladesh. Email: tahid.jstu09@gmail.com

Abstract

The readymade garment industry is the leading industry in Bangladesh that’s why the Quality improvement of garments can play a vital role. The main purpose of this paper is to reduce the defects that will minimize the rework rate. We worked at “Interstoff Apparels Limited”, Bangladesh identifying sewing defects for a particular product (knit T-Shirts). Pareto analysis is performed to identify top defect positions from all the defects and seven are identified where 80% defects occur which should be the major concerning areas to minimize defects percentage. Cause-effect diagrams are constructed to show the root cause, effect, and 5S & PDCA is used to minimize the defects effectively. Recommendations have been added at the end of the study.

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