Study of a Sewing Line of an RMG Factory and Productivity Improvement through Line Balancing
Keywords:Productivity, Line Balancing, Line Efficiency, Workstation, Idle Time
The RMG industries play a major role in the economic development of Bangladesh. However, in the current business environment, like every other country all over the world, this sector also faces some troubles related to resource constraints like time, cost, materials, etc. So, to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the RMG industries of Bangladesh, productivity improvement becomes the key factor. For this reason, this research aims to measure and improve the productivity of other performances of a sewing line of a selected RMG industry. This study uses time study, expert opinions, and the line-balancing method. This research finds that before improvement in the line efficiency, total idle time, and the number of workstations is 43.04%, 9.401 minutes per cycle, and 19 respectively. But after improvement in the line efficiency, total idle time and number of workstations become 81.78%, 1.6087 minutes per cycle, and 10 respectively. Thus, the findings of this research prove that implementing a line-balancing strategy in the sewing section of RMG industries can boost productivity. So, this research can be useful for other RMG industries for future implementation.
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