Factors Affecting on Standard Allowed Minutes (SAM) In Apparel Industry

Factors Affecting on Standard Allowed Minutes (SAM) in Apparel Industry:

Standard Allowed minute (SAM) is an important matter in garments manufacturing sector. Normally standard allowed minute (SAM) is calculated by industrial engineers. Sometimes it’s affected by a few key factors, which change the value of standard allowed minutes (SAM). Those key factors have discussed in this article.

Factors Affecting on Standard Allowed Minutes (SAM)

Factors Affecting on Standard Allowed Minutes (SAM):

There are some factors which directly affects on standard allowed minutes (SAM). Those are in the following:

  1. Number of operations,
  2. Length of seams,
  3. Type of fabrics,
  4. Stitching accuracy,
  5. Sewing technology.

All the above factors have discussed in the below:

1. Number of Operations:

Number of operations is an important factor for calculating standard allowed minutes (SAM). If number of operations of an item is more, then standard allowed minute (SAM) will be higher number. Standard allowed minute (SAM) for polo shirt is not similar as basic T-shirt.

2. Length of Seams:

If seam length is higher, then standard allowed minute (SAM) will be higher. In the other case, if seam length is shorter, then standard allowed minute (SAM) also lower. Length o seams is directly proportional to standard allowed minute (SAM).

3. Type of fabrics:

Fabric types is one of the most important key factor which directly affects on standard allowed minute (SAM). Standard allowed minute (SAM) for denim fabrics is not similar as knitted fabrics. In case of denim fabrics, standard allowed minute (SAM) is more than knitted items.

4. Stitching accuracy:

Stitching accuracy is another one which has huge impact on standard allowed minute (SAM). Standard allowed minute (SAM) is not same for all types of stitching accuracy. In case of hand stitching accuracy, standard allowed minute (SAM) will more than chain stitching.

5. Sewing technology:

Sometimes sewing technology affects on standard allowed minute (SAM). Due to using of new sewing technology, standard allowed minute (SAM) can be increased. Because, sewing operators are not habitual with new sewing technology. As a result, he takes more times to complete the processes.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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