Marker Efficiency- An Overview

By | January 25, 2016

Marker Efficiency | Objects of Marker Efficiency

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



Marker efficiency is one of the key matters in readymade garments sector. Higher efficiency helps to earn maximum profit from an apparel export order. As its importance in apparel manufacturing sector, today I will present here a brief discussion about marker efficiency.

Optimum Marker Efficiency

Optimum Marker Efficiency

Marker Efficiency:

In readymade garments industry, the marker planner measures his success according to the efficiency of the marker plan. The below formula is used to measure the efficiency of marker:

Marker efficiency,
Area of the pattern in the marker plan
=  ………………………………………………. × 100
Total area of the marker plan

 Efficiency of marker depends on how tightly the pattern pieces are fit together in the marker. Here, total surface area of the pattern pieces is compared to the total area of the marker for calculating the percentage of fabric that is used.

If efficiency of marker increases then fabric wastage will be decreased and ultimately profit percentage will be increased. In the other cases, if efficiency decreases then fabric wastage will be increased and ultimately profit percentage will be decreased.

Marker efficiency is one of the most important parts of garments manufacturing. Direct cost of garments could be utilized by marker efficiency. Salary of a marker planner truly depends upon the capability to increase the marker efficiency. This calculation is determined automatically by marker planning software. There are also different key factors which are directly affected on it such as marker planner, garments size, marker length, marker width, pattern engineering, fabric characteristics, marker making method etc.

Objects of Determining Marker Efficiency:

There are different key objects of determining marker efficiency which are mentioned in following:

  1. To utilize the fabric properly.
  2. To reduce the fabric wastage.
  3. To earn maximum profit from a garment export order.
  4. Enumerate the factors affecting material utilization.

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