# How to Calculate Machine Capacity in Apparel Industry?

By | October 23, 2015

### How to Calculate Machine (hr) Capacity in Apparel Industry?

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

#### Introduction:

Machine (hr) capacity calculation is not a tough task that we have normally seemed. It is an important matter in readymade garments sector. To calculate production capacity of a garment industry, machine (hr) capacity must be needed. As its importance in garments manufacturing sector, today I will present here the calculation method of machine (hr) capacity in apparel industry.

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#### Machine (hr) Capacity:

Machine (hr) capacity of a garment factory is totally related with number of sewing lines, sewing machines and working hours per day. Its directly proportional to the multiple result of those i.e. number of sewing line, sewing machine and working hours per day.

Sewing machine capacity

#### Machine Capacity Calculation in Garments Industry:

For calculating machine (hr) capacity in garments industry, we have needed the following information:

1. Sewing line in that factory,
2. Machines in each sewing line,
3. Working hours per day.

Now, by using the below formula, we can easily calculate the machine (hr) capacity in apparel industry.

Machine capacity,

= No. of sewing line in that factory × No. of machines in each sewing line × Working hours per day

#### Example:

Suppose, Nishat Fashions Ltd. has 10 sewing lines where each sewing line has 20 machines and working hours per day for the factory is 8, then calculate the machine capacity for that factory.

#### Solution:

Here,

No. of sewing line in that factory= 10
No. of machines in each sewing line= 20
Working hours per day= 8

So,

Machine capacity,

= No. of sewing line in that factory × No. of machines in each sewing line × Working hours per day
= 10 × 20 × 8
= 1600hrs.

So, Machine (hr) capacity for the above garments factory is 1600hrs.

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## 4 thoughts on “How to Calculate Machine Capacity in Apparel Industry?”

1. Monirul Islam

It’s really nice presentation for learning and understanding very easily. Need more topics so that we can learn from you. thanks for your nice presentation and waiting more…

2. Willie

Thanks for writing such an eayento-u-dsrstand article on this topic.

3. Mahatab

hi thanks.
i already have checked your calculation and I think this is Applicable only for BASIC T-SHIRT ITEM.which is need to completed lay out by 20 machines only.if its jacket or anything other than basic t-shirt then what you will do ?please advise….

best regards.
Mahatab

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