Production Planning and Control in Garments

Production Planning and Control in Garments

Production Planning and Control (PPC): To ensure proper execution of production at the right time and on time delivery/shipment production planning is required. Production planning department’s responsibility is very sensitive to the apparel manufacturing point of view. Production planner distributes line wise production from the buyer order list, set target to meet on time shipment date and execute everything for production. A wrong production plan can not ensure the right time delivery, which is not a good sign of the apparel industry. Production planner distributes line wise production from the buyer order list. Here in this article, we will have a detail discussion of what are the things required Production Planning and Control in Garments and how you can execute it.

Production Planning and Control in Garments

Benefits of Production Planning in the Apparel Industry

  1. Keeping a sequence of production order
  2. Estimating production as per line wise capacity
  3. Achieving targeted production
  4. On time production and delivery to the customer

Things to Follow up by Planning Department

A production planner has to follow up below-mentioned work to implement production planning to progress production step by step.

  1. Fabrics, trims, and accessories in-house status
  2. Fabrics, trims and accessories inventory and inspection report
  3. QC file and approved sample receiving
  4. Size set /sampling requirement of the buyer
  5. PP meeting result; pass or fail
  6. Bulk cutting approval from buyer
  7. Cutting production
  8. Embroidery production
  9. Sewing production
  10. Washing production
  11. Finishing production
  12. Backlog of finishing
  13. Shipment

Factors of Garments Production Planning

These factors are key to develop a production plan for the apparel industry.

  1. Style name
  2. PO number
  3. Color
  4. Product category/type
  5. Style Description
  6. Order Quantity
  7. Price of every single unit Garments
  8. Ex-factory/shipment date
  9. Current Production status
  10. Planned final audit date
  11. Goods input date to sewing
  12. Planned Capacity / Day / Line
  13. Line Efficiency
  14. Number of Lines
  15. Name of a line for production
  16. Working Hour/Day
  17. Production Unit
  18. Weekend / Holidays during prod
  19. No of Working Day Required of every style
  20. Sewing Output Finish Date
  21. Wash Input Date
  22. Planned Capacity Per Day of washing
  23. Production Unit of washing
  24. No of Working Day Required to complete washing
  25. Wash Completing date
  26. Dry Process; apply or not apply
  27. Goods Finishing Start Date
  28. Planned Capacity Per Day of finishing
  29. Weekend/Holiday during production in finishing
  30. No of Working Day Required to complete finishing
  31. Goods Will Ready for final Audit
  32. Factory Wise Planned Production Capacity Sewing
  33. No Of line /Production Unit in the facility
  34. Factory Wise Planned Production Capacity Wash
  35. The quantity of Dry Process / Normal Wash

Implementation of Garments Production Planning

Implementation of production is not a very easy task for the garments industry as its change with time. Production plan implementation starts with cutting and finish with the packing of garments, long working between start and finish. A factory may get fabrics delay or trims or may fabrics can be failed in inspection for shade or visual defects, these problems hamper time and production planner has to change plan, may input next lot for production because you cannot keep line stop from production. So anything delay, next lot can be inputted for production keeping shipment date in mind. Plan updates every day depending on the current situation.

Finally, Production planning is a continuous process as the production of a different lot is going on but you also required to maintain a good control system. By monitoring, you can identify whether your planning is perfectly working or not, if not then control is required to take corrective action.

Production planning and control in Garments pdf

Written by

A.M. Amirul Islam (Washim)
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Nahian Mahmud Shaikat

About Nahian Mahmud Shaikat

Experienced Financial Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in different industries. Skilled in Feasibility Study, Business Planning, Business Modeling , Strong finance professional with a Advanced Certificate Course on Business Administration (ACBA) focused in Business Administration from Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance & Banking and Marketing from Institute of Business Administration (IBA-JU).
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