Vol.44, No.2, 2023, pp.1837-1852, doi:10.32604/csse.2023.026502
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Designing Software to Analyze Sewing Process of Industrial Knitted Products
  • Phan Thanh Thao*, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Pham Thi Le My, Nguyen Xuan Hiep, Duy-Nam Phan
Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam
* Corresponding Author: Phan Thanh Thao. Email:
Received 28 December 2021; Accepted 02 March 2022; Issue published 15 June 2022
Abstract
In the textile industry, garment manufacturing contains four major processes containing cutting, sewing, finishing, and packaging. Sewing is the most crucial and intricate section, dealing with a large number of varied operations. A successful sewing process needs to be optimized regarding different factors, including time, sewing equipment, and skilled workers. Assembly line flow is combined by a set of operations with a particular sequence. The utmost importance of all garment industry is to arrange the workstations to minimize the number of employees in order to produce at the best productive rate with the most reasonable cost, shortest time, and satisfying quality. In most garment factories, the production lines are balanced using the empirical judgment of the line managers. For the whole process the data of production time at each step, labor productivity, proper choices of equipment were always needed to calculate line efficiency. As far as the issue is concerned, there has not been an academically sewing process analyzing software providing adequate data of sewing motions and sewing time as the credible input for the line balancing tasks. Towards this goal, this paper presents the results of research on optimizing academically self-built software to analyze the sewing process of knitted products applied to industrial production using Java programming language on Google tools. The results achieved by the software are not only to analyze sewing products and the technological sewing process, calculate the sewing time on the machine but also analyze the sewing activities of workers into manipulations, movements, and motions to calculate the preparation time for two typical knitted products, namely, Polo-Shirt and T-Shirt with the case studies at General Textile Garment Joint Stock Company Hanoi and Star Fashion Company Limited.
Keywords
Sewing motion; sewing time; GSD; MTM; polo-shirt; T-shirt; sewing process; sewing operation; analyzing software
Cite This Article
P. Thanh Thao, N. Thanh Hung, P. Thi Le My, N. Xuan Hiep and D. Phan, "Designing software to analyze sewing process of industrial knitted products," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 44, no.2, pp. 1837–1852, 2023.
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