An Overview of Method Study in Apparel Industry

An Overview of Method Study in Apparel Industry
Noor Ahmed Raaz
Specialized in Apparel Manufacturing
A.M.C.S Textile Ltd (AEPZ)

Method study:
Method study is defined as: the systematic recording and critical examination of existing and proposes ways of doing work, as a means of developing and applying easier more effective methods and reducing costs.

The basic approach of method study is to follow a simple six step procedure:
  1. Select: the work to be studied
  2. Record: all the relevant facts.
  3. Examine: the fats critically.
  4. Develop: the most effective method
  5. Install: that method.
  6. Maintain by: by regular check
Method study symbols:
Operation: Indicate main step in a process, method or procedure Usually the part material or Product concern is modify or change during the operation.
Inspection: Indicates and inspection for quality and / or check for quantity
Transport: Indicate the movements of works, materials or equipments from place to place
Delay: Delay Indicate the delay sequence of the events / works.

Storage: Permanent storage (Hold)

Combined activities Operation & quality check.

Combined activities Quality check then operation
In order to make a vivid presentation of facts and to enable the mind to understand them quickly them and clearly.

Objectives of method study:
  1. Simplify the task (or eliminate it).
  2. Eliminate unnecessary motions.
  3. Reduce the inherent work content.
  4. Engineer the operation.
  5. Better design of plant & equipment and buildings.
  6. Improved layout of factory and offices.
  7. Better working conditions and environment.
  8. Higher standard of safety and health.
  9. Improved flow of work.
  10. Better quality.
  11. Greater job satisfaction.
  12. Higher earnings.
  13. Improved utilization of resources.
  14. Effective material handling.
  15. Efficient process and procedure.
  16. Optimum inventory.
  17. Optimum output.
  18. Improved administration.
  19. Waste reduction.
  20. Standardization and rationalization.
Method study of activities:
There are following 5 method study activities as described below:
  1. Operation: An operation is an action performed for advancing towards a desired result.
  2. Inspection: An inspection is to check that the planned activity has been performed correctly.
  3. Storage: Storage occurs when the product is removed for a time from production.
  4. Delay: A delay occurs when some undesired able even prevent the next planned activity.
  5. Transport: A transport occurs when there are movements from one place to another. 


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