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Product Assembly

Which two methods are older and being replaced by newer methods? Whole garment/tailoring and progressive bundle/piecework
Which computerized methods are replacing older methods to reduce production costs? Unit production and modular manufactoring
Describe the whole garment/tailoring method One person does all the sewing tasks to make a garment
Disadvantages of the whole garment/tailoring assembly method Slow and expensive, person must be skilled in all sewing and tailoring tasks, much handwork, and extensive pressing
How is the traditional whole garment/tailoring method used in apparel production? Very high priced, custom sewing, top quality
Describe the progressive bundle/piecework method of assembly On specific task to each person along an assembly line
What tasks in the progressive bundle/piecework method slow down production? Sorting and bundling garment parts, work ticketing, and transportation of bundles to other locations
Describe the Unit Production System for assembly A computerized piecework system. The pieces are hung together on and overhead production system that moves down the assembly line
What are the advantages of a Unit Production System? Time is saved, operators can see the overall garment assembly, and computers keep the system moving and organized
Describe the modular manufacturing assembly method Divides the workers into separate independent teams or modular units. The team carries out all production tasks
Advantages of modular manufacturing assembly method Reduction of inventories, improved customer service, saves time, lowers cost, greater flexibility, increased productivity, healthier/safe workstation, improved quality of products, better space utilization, balanced production flow, higher job satisfactio
Disadvantages of the modular manufacturing assembly method Expensive to implement, requires strong commitment from all employees, and requires ongoing training
Created by: Happibug342