Sunday, April 23, 2017

Garment Quality Control Policy for Cutting and Finishing Section

Quality policy:
Quality policy is providing a framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives. It also includes a commitment to comply with requirements and continuous improve the effectiveness of the quality management system (QMS) in apparel industry.

Top management shall ensure that the quality policy-
  • Is appropriate to the purpose of the organization.
  • Is communicated and understood within the organization and
  • Is reviewed for continuing suitability.
Garment cutting and finishing section
Fig: Garment cutting and finishing section
Quality control policy for garment cutting section:
To getting perfect and defect free cutting, different quality policy systems are adopted in cutting section. Some quality policies are mentioned in below:
  • Before spreading all fabric are being inspected and relaxed. 
  • During fabric spreading all reject areas are marked for easy identification and replacement after cutting. 
  • All garment parts are checked after cutting and reject parts are replaced from the cutting from fabric of same roll. 
  • AH important areas are given cutting mark for easy control and to maintain quality. 
  • If they want to control twisting of fabric they are tumbling the fabric (especially for low GSM fabric.)
  • Before spreading, for all stripe fabric they are giving smaller lay and are doing hand scissoring for stripe matching. 
  • Cutting parts from top, center and bottom are checked with the pattern, to avoid any gross deviation after cutting.
Quality control policy for garment finishing section:
To maintain high quality, garment quality policy must be adopted in the finishing floor. Some essential policies are as follows:
  • After trimming the unnecessary thread all garments are being sent to iron section directly. 
  • In the iron table they are drawing size wise graded patterns of the body and the garments are being ironed conforming to the respective sizes.
  • After complete ironing all garments are checked by QC. Only OK garments are sent for 100% measurement, reject garments are segregated and taken away from the finishing floor.
  • In this stage, after checking 100% measurement of all bodies, only the OK garments are sent for folding and packing process.
  • Top management has appointed one QC to do the hourly checking of all garments.
  • QC prepares a report in this regard and put up to AGM of the floor for his review.
  • At the end of the day another QC person is doing the day-final and making a report in this respect and keeping record. If the garments are found with problem in the day final; then all the garments are being opened and re-checked.
  • At the end, after complete finishing operation of any order they are doing the pre-final or lot pass inspection from the point of view of buyer and making a complete report in his regard maintaining record also. If the result will be found OK only then they will be offering final inspection.
  • When the garments pass the pre-final or mock up inspection then all the garments are kept under constant observation.
  • In this stage, garment manufacturers are organized final inspection for garments. After completing the final inspection from the buyers representative and they are make final inspection reports. If the reports are OK then the orders are ready for shipment.
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