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Minute based capacity system could be an extensive solution to apparel factories

As a unique solution, Fakir Fashion Ltd-a leading garments factory-follows General Sewing Data (GSD) system. This is an ongoing exercise based on future trend to optimize the best productivity and efficiency of a factory. In the future to justify the cost, all buyers are going to evaluate the performance of a factory based on GSD evaluation and Standard Minute Values (SMV’s) and pay for that.

Fakir Fashion Ltd-a leading garments factory-follows General Sewing Data (GSD) system
Figure: As a unique solution, Fakir Fashion Ltd-a leading garments factory-follows General Sewing Data (GSD) system.

Fakir Kamruzzaman Nahid, Managing Director of Fakir Fashion Ltd, said, “In garments production, now we count our capacity by ‘minute’ not in ‘piece’. Also, we are selling ‘minute’ based capacity, not by price to our buyers by which we can avoid the overcapacity problems. Pre-production capacity planning and central planning gives us more efficient production than before.”

Every buyer is going to pay based on efficiency. They would like to ensure the optimum efficiency of the right factory as they can source the right product from the right industry.

“This is how a factory is also having to ensure they are optimizing their best minutes in a scientific method,” said Maher Abdullah Al, CEO of Fakir Fashion Ltd.

“Buyers are going to calculate all the rate of utilities, productivity cost also in a major include. Means all the buyers have to come to validate via a major include because of efficiency. Profitmar ability also based on efficiency. No buyer is going to pay the cost of inefficiency of any supplier or any corruptions or any system loss”, he added.

Since the retail price will remain static, so the buyer will not be able to clammy back if the cost of business increases. We have to innovate and find ways to meet that calculation of a factory. That is the reason, FFL constantly strikes for the wage and wins of measuring efficiency, meeting the target efficiency and going for excellence, will go forward to make extra sense or add values in every step.

Now, we are selling ‘minute’ based capacity, not by price to our buyers by which we can avoid the overcapacity problems. Pre-production capacity planning and central planning gives us more efficient production than before.

Fakir Kamruzzaman Nahid, MD, Fakir Fashion Ltd

A renowned brand representative said to the Textile Today, “Customers are not like to put traditional FoB order to our vendors as before. Speaking more specifically, we know how much time required for a product as we have the GSD system. Now profit marginality calculation is more tangible, that’s why minute-based capacity is emergent for the industry in this present situation.”

“All the factories should immediately follow this international standard system because most of them who are not using the system, they don’t know whether they are making a profit which is supposed to make”, he suggested.

“Not only the buyers but also vendors will be benefitted; we will be able to measure our efficiency, productivity and standard minutes. If I’m supposed to have 1 hundred thousand minutes, I would see whether 80% or 90% minutes are used and we still have to look for an excellence how to improve that 10% or 20% to cop up with the increased cost of utility or cost of business,” he added.

“For more precision, we have to set that target through the capacity team, planning team, IE tools, and scientific methods could be used to support them through hardware, software, motivation, and training to reach there. So, that is going to be the ultimate target of each & every factory to meet that minute standard which is validated, measure and set by an international standard”, Maher Abdullah Al explained.

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