What is RFT, RFT Factors and Calculation in Apparel Industry

What does Right First Time (RFT) Mean?

Right First Time is lean tools that mean doing the thing right in the first time which can remove eliminate or repair and defects producing in garments manufacturing. RFT percent is one of the key performance indicator tools in Garments quality control. In this article, we will discuss What is RFT, RFT Factors and Calculation in Apparel Industry.

What is RFT, RFT Factors and Calculation in Apparel Industry

What is RFT, RFT Factors and Calculation in Apparel Industry

Advantages/Benefits/Importance of Producing Right the First time

  1. Reduce cost and penalty of quality failure
  2. Improve quality and productivity
  3. Remove re-work and repairing
  4. Save time and energy
  5. Save defects rectification cost
  6. Improve work accuracy

RFT calculation for Cutting, sewing, finishing, and Quality Control

Right First Time = (Number of passed goods or Lot / Number of total produced Garments or Lot) x 100

For example, If 200 pcs Garments is produced in the sewing section, found 13 pcs defect by QC then first pass quantity is =(200-13)= 187 pcs.

So, Sewing RFT will be = (187/200*100) % = 93.5%

Date RFT Defect %
4/11/2017 95.67% 4.33%
5/11/2017 96.54% 3.46%
6/11/2017 96.57% 3.43%
7/11/2017 95.80% 4.20%
8/11/2017 96.20% 3.80%
9/11/2017 96.74% 3.26%

Actual and Target RFT

Date Actual RFT Target RFT Total Check Quantity
1-Jul 93.40% 96% 2500
2-Jul 93.50% 96% 2600
3-Jul 93.10% 96% 2400
4-Jul 94.20% 96% 3000
5-Jul 94.60% 96% 3500
6-Jul 93.50% 96% 2500

RFT Key Factor Areas of Garments Manufacturing

There may have others area you need to count RFT, I am giving here what I know. Surely RFT is a performance measuring tool of quality control.

  1. Cutting panels quality
  2. Sewing output garments quality
  3. Finishing packed garments quality
  4. Final Audit RFT.

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