Inventory control in Apparel and Textile Warehouse

Inventory control is crucial part of every industry.  Inventory control of Apparel, textile and fashion industry must keep inventory in their warehouse/store. Inventory control is called stock management which save cost, time and increase work efficiency of your warehouse.

Goods in warehouse in Garments

Inventory control can be defined as list of in housed, unsold and unshipped goods in organized way at the same time; balance quantity, booking quantity, shipping quantity everything I mean real status of stock/selling/shipping/moving goods.

Inventory control in Apparel and Textile Warehouse

Inventory control in Apparel and Textile Warehouse

Proper inventory control in apparel and textile warehouse will ensure market competitiveness in international market.

Goods in warehouse can be placed in three ways

  1. Raw material, to be inputted for production bought from another company
  2. Work in progress, production is running
  3. Finished goods, waiting for delivery to buyer’s destination

 Inventory of Raw materials

Inventory in Garments Industry

Maintaining Database for Inventory in Textile and Garments Industry

For controlling your inventory, you have to maintain proper database and recording system so that you can monitor the inventory status continuously. Two common practices of maintaining inventory report you may find in apparel industry:

  • Excel data base
  • ERP (Enterprise resource planning) software.

For small organization buying ERP software is sometimes creates extra burden so my suggestion for them is to use excel template which is totally from and available to download. We have developed excel (inventory management) template for your convenience. Here is some free excel template ready to download.

Benefits of Inventory

  1. Information transparency
  2. Save cost
  3. Increase efficiency
  4. Save time
  5. Data Management
  6. Beneficiary for all others departments
  7. Minimize Goods receive and delivery time
  8. Increase supply chain performance
  9. Knowing stock information in any time
  10. Organize store/warehouse

Factors of inventory report for Garments and Textile store/Warehouse

  1. Mention buyer name
  2. PO and style name
  3. Production name
  4. Product description
  5. Proforma invoice (PI) number of received goods
  6. Challan No
  7. Booking quantity
  8. Received quantity
  9. Balance quantity
  10. Delivery quantity
  11. Quality inspection status
  12. Due product
  13. Product moving log
  14. Shipment date
  15. Rejected quantity
  16. Store rack number

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A.M. Amirul Islam (Washim)

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Woven Fabric Costing and Structure Factors

Woven Fabric Costing and Structure Factors

In garments, you may find different types of fabric are used and the fabric depends on what type of garments you want to produce. Based on the requirement different forms of the manufacturing process are followed in the factory. A merchandiser has to consider lots of things to calculate costing because based on this costing he/she will make contact with buyers. So if you are a merchandiser or wanted to be a merchandiser then you have to have knowledge of woven fabric costing and structure factors.

From my own experience, I am going to share about fabric costing and structure factors for your better understanding.

woven fabric costing and structure factorsFactors of Woven Fabric Costing and Structure

  1. Fiber content
  2. Spinning type
  3. Yarn count
  4. Twist per inch(TPI) of yarn
  5. Number of picks per inch
  6. Number of ends per inch
  7. GSM
  8. Fabric width
  9. Dyeing/Printing type
  10. Finishing type
  11. Fabric Weave type
  12. Shade Quality
  13. Fabric Quality
  14. Shrinkage percentage

Fabric Specification: Very commonly use the following formula to know about fabric = (Warp yarn count X weft yarn count) / (Ends/inch X Picks/inch) X Fabric width.

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A.M. Amirul Islam (Washim)

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