Marker making & Marker efficiency calculation

Marker making & Marker efficiency calculation

Marker is used to cut too many garments pieces at a time (depend on fabric lay) in cutting section. There are a few important matter need to follow carefully during making and during using the marker like marker efficiency, A minor mistake can be the reason to wastage of huge fabric, material and man-power. Most of the time all of those lead by cutting supervisor and coordinator.  Fabric layer operator also responsible to do such things and maintain the standard. Let’s go through the matter which is important to follow carefully. Please don’t skip any of those option to avoid misconceptions.

Marker making & it’s efficiency calculation- Indication

You better check each marking on above picture to understand clearly.

1. Marker Name

Every marker has a unique name which provide the style of the marker made from or made for. Doesn’t clear?  Name of the marker indicate the style, cutting number, production status and fabric width. Depend on the company policy the name of marker can be changes as per their rule, regulations and needs.

  • The cutting status of the particular style (Is it Size Set, Pilot or bulk cutting).    
  • Type of garments (Top, Bottom, Bra, panty, shorty, Tanga, Boxer, Etc)
  • Cutting number (which number of cutting required this marker to complete cut).
  • PO number (Product order Number)
  • Make marker base on fabric Actual cut-able Width (This is marker width)

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2. Marker Length

After complete the marker its takes a length. The length means the actual length of the fabric lay should be makes to cut the cutting. Cutting super visor starts making lays by layer man according the marker length.

3. Ratio

I hope you know the meaning of “ratio”. It’s indicate the variation on different size quantity in a marker. Suppose I’m going to make a marker from XS-XL where I need the make ratio according to my PO quantity.

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Marker making & it's efficiency calculation
Marker making & it’s efficiency calculation

4. Actual fabric width / Marker width

Part of garments need to place in marker where the actual fabric width should be measure by responsible person. They measure the fabric width and make Job Card and send to CAD department to make marker. Job card can be named layer Sheet, Cutting Plan, Cutting Sheet, Cutting Production Plan and many more name. The name always depends on the production environment of any factory.

5. Unplaced / Placed pieces

Total Pieces of current marker show here and let us know how many pieces are placed and unplaced.

6. Utilization or Marker Efficiency. 

This is so much serious matter, most of the company constantly monitor this matter. Because maximum utilization means maximum fabric usages. If you are making marker you should have follow this matter to reduce the wastage.

When we do costing consumption; it’s important to check which fabric width is better for costing. Then we try to make marker by various fabric width. Question is how find out which width is perfect?
Perfect width decided by comparing the utilization of different width.

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