# How to Calculate Sewing Line Capacity of an Apparel Industry?

By | October 28, 2015

### How to Calculate Sewing Line Capacity of an Apparel Industry?

#### Introduction:

Sewing line capacity is an important matter in ready-made garments sector. By calculating sewing line capacity we can easily calculate the production capacity of any factory. As its importance, today I will present here the calculation method of sewing line’s capacity of an apparel industry.

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Sewing line capacity

#### Calculation method of sewing line capacity in apparel industry:

To calculate sewing lines capacity of a garment factory, an industrial engineer has needed the following information:

1. No. of sewing machines in the line,
2. Workers absence percentage of that line,
3. Daily working hours of that factory,
4. Line efficiency of that factory,
5. Standard allowed minutes (SAM) for the produced item.

Now, by using the below formula, an industrial engineer can easily calculate the sewing line’s capacity of the factory.

#### Sewing line capacity (In pcs), Example:

Suppose, in Abonty Fashions, a sewing line is running for producing full sleeve shirt with 30 machines at 8hrs working day, where sewing line’s efficiency is 60% and worker absent percentage is 5%.

Find out the sewing lines capacity for the above factory.

#### Solution:

Here,

No. of sewing machines in the line= 30,
Workers absence percentage of that line= 5%,
Daily working hours of that factory= 8,
Line efficiency of that factory= 60%,
Standard allowed minutes (SAM) for full sleeve shirt= 25.

So,

Sewing line capacity (In pcs),

= 328.32

=328pcs

So, sewing line’s capacity per day for the above factory is 328pcs.

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