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Housekeeping and Maintenance Issue

Housekeeping and Maintenance

  • Machine list with Model and Brand
  • Factory related all updated license copy.
  • Section wise total manpower with male female ratio.
  • All fabrics of fabric store should be maintained on pallets.
  • Lighting in any inspection area is less than
  • Housekeeping not appropriate. Workers have no lockers for personal belongings, leftover thread and accessories are not returned to store when not in use anymore
  • Maintenance department not well equipped
  • Idle machines found in running sewing lines.
  • Electric socket open under table in sewing floor.
  • Compressor wires open in sewing floor.
  • Factory does not have any suitable dummies/body forms
  • Factory has no proper checking system with maker’s/checker’s name, signature & date for all hard pattern & marker
  • Storage of sample fabric in the sample section is not adequate and fabrics are not identified with O/N, customer, colour, date received etc.
  • Pre-production meetings not held for each order and records not available
  • Factory has no written pre-production meeting with QC monitoring programme for any subcontracting e.g. washing, embroidery, printing
  • Factory has no copy of customer or own technical manual
  • Incoming fabrics/raw materials not labelled with fibre composition, count, source, O/N received date, colour as a minimum.
  • Order numbers not mentioned in fabric bin cards
  • Fabric/Yarn storage not clearly segregated into not yet inspected, inspected and approved, inspected and rejected, leftover and balance quantities and not labelled clearly (O/N, colour, fibre composition, count, source)
  • Waste yarn and finishing yarn for size marking in the goods storage area not clearly segregated and end use not identified
  • Fabrics/Yarns  are not kept on pallets or in racking
  • Fault criteria to determine acceptance and rejection levels unclear, levels should be clearly established and displayed
  • Fabric bundles are not kept by colour in input racks but mixed up.
  • Factory does not have comprehensive enough training procedure especially for new operators.
  • Examples of acceptable & rejectable seam or component are not available and attached to relevant workstations to help control & maintain the required quality level
  • Approval sample and trim card to be available in each line for review with original customer approval comments and comments in local language attached
  • Action taken to rectify goods not recorded properly e.g. in QC report
  • Incorrect alignment of buttons and buttonholes
  • Button pull tests not recorded
  • Fullness in collar stand on the back outer piece
  • Factory does not have sufficient inline checks (including sections such as collar/cuff) to ensure quality is monitored prior to end of line checks.
  • Measurement checks inline and end of line  not clearly defined, visible and recorded
  • Factory’s internal QC does not inspect correctly to AQL standards and sampling levels and is unclear on the procedure to be followed
  • Fabrics store maintain- Color wise with Bin card.
  • Fabrics should be kept within Height limit.
  • All arrow need well painted / re-tacked.
  • All exit route must free from obstruction
  • Machine maintenance plan and record with maintenance card.
  • Broken needle policy
  • Broken needle register/ Log book
  • Training record for Quality staff.

About Engr. Kh. Mashiur Rahman

He is Garment Business ERP Consultant and Digital Marketing Consultant of several RMG factories. He is certified Echotech Garment CAD Professional-China, Aptech-India, NCC-UK and B.Sc. in CIS- London Metropolitan University, M.Sc. in ICT-UITS. He is also re-seller of several top-level Apparel ERP software companies. Contact- apparelsoftware@gmail.com, Cell# +880 1792525354

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