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September 2018| 52 Pages

Worn formally as well as casually, checkered (or striped) shirts are a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. The aesthetics of the shirts (formal or casual) depends on the symmetric alignment of the checks. These seemingly beautiful, perfectly aligned checks are a result of the placement of the fabric done at the cutting table before cutting process. While some mitering or matching of checks are easy to achieve, others (the unnecessary ones made to create brand identity) become a nightmare. Dr. Prabir Jana, Professor, NIFT, Delhi questions some of the critical parameters of shirt making.

The current issue also carries a summary of an interesting and one-of-a-kind experiment conducted by DataS, a PMTS solution provider, with its software timeSSD. 18 NIFT students successfully completed the contest demonstrating that any person with conceptual understanding will be able to use the software (without any training and support).

Move away from hand trolleys or forklift machines, labour-intensive activity of pick and pace in warehouse can now be replaced with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).  And the investment is recovered in 2 years.

Performance of men vs. women at work is always subjective. But on shopfloor, women sewing operators emerged as clear winners. Read what industry thinks.


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This technology uses ‘no water and chemical’ to dye fabrics

USA-based Company AM4U has developed ATI Coloration technology that replaces huge water-based dye houses and aims to contribute to bring production back to USA.

Aug 17, 2018  |  Production Technology

Are you using the right equipment for warehouse pick and place?

Managing inventory in a warehouse could either be troublesome or a smooth process, depending on the equipment in use. While the Automated Guided Vehicles are more expensive but cut down on the labour cost, Nandika Puri, a NIFT Delhi student explains why AGVs are worth buying.

Aug 31, 2018  |  Production

PMTS Simplified: Students Crack the code

Utilizing a PMTS software for time and motion study has its advantages over using a stopwatch. However, the training required to run the software can be cumbersome. Here is how timeSSD software proved its ‘easy to use’ feature by conducting an experiment among students.

Sep 01, 2018  |  Production

Seven years of fashion supply chain on detox wagon

Seven years ago, Greenpeace started with an aim to engage and encourage fashion companies in making products without damaging the environment. Its 2018! Let’s travel back in time to see how much our fashion supply chain is ‘detoxified’.

Sep 03, 2018  |  Sustainability