# How to Calculate Machine Capacity in Apparel Industry?

**How to Calculate Machine (hr) Capacity in Apparel Industry?**

Machines (hr) capacity calculation is not a tough task that we have normally seemed. It is an important matter in the **readymade garments sector**. To calculate the production capacity of the garment industry, machine (hr) capacity must be needed. As its importance in the **garments manufacturing** sector, today I will present here the calculation method of machine (hr) capacity in the apparel industry.

**What is Machine (hr) Capacity?**

Machines (hr) capacity of a garment factory is totally related to the number of sewing lines, sewing machines, and working hours per day. Its directly proportional to the multiple results of those i.e. number of sewing lines, **sewing machine**, and working hours per day.

**Machine Capacity Calculation in Garments Industry:**

For calculating m/c (hr) capacity in the garments industry, we have needed the following information:

- Sewing line in that factory,
- Machines in each sewing line,
- Working hours per day.

Now, by using the below formula, we can easily calculate the m/c (hr) capacity in the apparel industry.

**Machine capacity,**

**= No. of sewing line in that factory × No. of machines in each sewing line × Working hours per day**

**Example:**

Suppose, Nishat Fashions Ltd. has 10 sewing lines where each sewing line has 20 machines and working hours per day for the factory is 8, then calculate the m/c capacity for that factory.

**Solution:**

Here,

No. of sewing line in that factory= 10

No. of machines in each sewing line= 20

Working hours per day= 8

So,

**Machine capacity,**

**= No. of sewing line in that factory × No. of machines in each sewing line × Working hours per day
**= 10 × 20 × 8

= 1600hrs.

So, m/c (hr) capacity for the above garments factory is 1600hrs.

**Speech from the writer:**

If you read this article with full concentration, then you can easily answer the following questions in the interview:

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Mayedul Islam is a Founder and Editor of Garments Merchandising. He is an Expert in Garments Merchandising. Writing is his passion. He loves to write articles about Apparel, Textile and Garment Washing specially on Merchandising. Mail him at mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

It’s really nice presentation for learning and understanding very easily. Need more topics so that we can learn from you. thanks for your nice presentation and waiting more…

Thanks for writing such an eayento-u-dsrstand article on this topic.

Thanks.

hi thanks.

i already have checked your calculation and I think this is Applicable only for BASIC T-SHIRT ITEM.which is need to completed lay out by 20 machines only.if its jacket or anything other than basic t-shirt then what you will do ?please advise….

best regards.

Mahatab