How to Calculate Carton Consumption in Apparel Industry?

How to Calculate Carton Consumption in Apparel Industry?

Carton consumption is a very important matter in readymade garments sector. Every garments merchandiser should have clear idea about it. Though there are so many garments merchandisers, whom have no correct idea about carton consumption. As its importance in garments merchandising, today I will present here an easy method for carton consumption calculation in apparel industry.

Carton Box:

Carton box is made by using ply board. Ply board can be 3ply, 5ply or 7ply. Carton box is needed to deliver the finished goods to the buyer. It should be strong enough to protect the finished goods. Goods may damage during transportation if the quality of carton box is not good and ultimately buyer will complain if there’s any damage in the goods. At present, some buyer asks to do busting test of carton box to ensure the right quality of carton box. It should be noted that, every carton boxes should have two ply boards to increase product security.

Carton Consumption Calculation Method in Garments Industry:

Here, carton consumption means “consumption of ply board”. Because, carton box is made by using ply board. Before calculating ply board consumptions or carton consumptions, a garments merchandiser should confirm the following information:

  1. Length of carton in cm,
  2. Width of carton in cm,
  3. Height of carton in cm.

Now by using the below formula, a garment merchandiser can easily calculate ply board consumption or carton consumption in apparel industry.

Ply board consumptions (Per pc carton in square meter),

Now, I will submit an example here to remove your all the confusions from the above discussion.

Example:

Suppose, a 7 ply carton having length 80cm, width 60cm and height 30cm. Now calculate ply board consumptions or carton consumptions for 500pcs carton box.

Solution:

Here,

Length of carton- 80cm,
Width of carton- 60cm,
Height of carton- 30cm,
Total carton-500pcs.

So,

Ply board consumptions (Per pc carton in square meter),

= 2.74 square meter per pc carton.

So,

For 1pc carton, 7 ply board needs 2.74 square meters.

And,

For 500pcs carton, 7 ply board needs (2.74 × 500) = 1370 square meters.

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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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