How to Increase Sewing Operator Efficiency

By | September 13, 2015

How to Increase Sewing Operator Efficiency?

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]



In garments manufacturing sector, sewing operator plays an important role. Sewing operator efficiency has a great impact in achieving higher garments production, ultimately which helps to respect the shipping date. As its importance, today I will present here some important key points which helps to increase the sewing operator efficiency.

Operator in sewing operation

Operator in sewing operation

Key Points for Increasing Sewing Operator Efficiency:

The following are the most important key points for increasing sewing operator efficiency.

  1. Training sewing operator,
  2. Motivation,
  3. Selection of expert operator for critical process,
  4. Development of working methods,
  5. Set-up perfect machine layout,
  6. Continuous feeding to the operators,
  7. Remove unnecessary interruption during working,
  8. Set-up target for the operator,
  9. Avoid excessive overtime to the operator.

All the above points have discussed in the below:

1. Training sewing operator:

Operator is the main in garments manufacturing factory. It’s seen that, less expert sewing operator takes more time but provides lower outputs in garments manufacturing. So, to increase sewing operator efficiency, training to sewing operator is must.

2. Motivation:

Operator motivation plays an important role on increasing operator efficiency. So, to increase operator efficiency, factory authority should motivate the operator by arranging different cultural programmes, bonus for achieving targeted effort.

3. Selection of expert operator for critical process:

It’s an important key point to increase operator efficiency. If expert operator is selected for most critical processes then rest of the process of that style will be easy and ultimately operator efficiency will be increased.

4. Development of working methods:

Working method should be developed by using work study and motion study for increasing operator efficiency. Sometimes it’s seen that, for a garments style, several unnecessary motions have kept in line which ultimately decreases the operator efficiency. So, in that case, unnecessary motions should be removed for increasing operator efficiency.

5. Set-up perfect machine layout:

A perfect machine layout for a particular style garments helps to complete 50% of total work for that style. So, perfect machine layout is must to increase operator efficiency. Perfect machine layout helps to minimize the material handling time as much as possible.

6. Continuous feeding to the operators:

It’s a very important one to increase operator efficiency. When a sewing operator has assigned with less work content then he has so much idle times. In this situation, you have to pass more works to him for increasing operator efficiency.

7. Remove unnecessary interruption during working:

It’s one of the important issues for decreasing operator efficiency. Sometimes it’s seen that, sewing operator is interrupted by supervisors and quality controllers, also submitted defective pieces to rectify, which consumes time and decrease operator efficiency. So, unnecessary interruption should be removed during working for increasing operator efficiency.

8. Set-up target for the operator:

Target set-up for the sewing operator is one of the useful factors for increasing sewing operator efficiency. In this case, first have to set an achievable target according to the sewing operator’s skill level, so that they can touch the given target. This system is very helpful for increasing operator efficiency.

9. Avoid excessive overtime to the operator:

Excessive overtime to the operator can easily decrease the operator efficiency. So, if you want to achieve better output from the sewing operator, then you must avoid excessive overtime to the sewing operator and confirm one day off for weekly.

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5 thoughts on “How to Increase Sewing Operator Efficiency

  1. Dr Musartat Naqvi

    You have a great qulity .my self from india.i want start an iti in fashiondesigning but idont have ex .this wd be for poor girl.will you help me.

  2. Irene

    well, for our experience, use high efficiency sewing machine and sewing equipment can improve the efficiency very well. We are using the WEIDI sewing equipment for underwear manufacturing. We has auto-cut system for elastic band, and also auto-bond system for band, and we also have sucking system for each sewing machine, it can make the workplace clean, meanwhile handle the rest material automatically. So choosing good sewing machines also a good way for improving the efficiency.


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