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How the Inspection Process is conducted in the Garment Industry?

The quality should
not be
“inspected into” a garment after it has been made
instead, quality should always be
“manufactured into” a garment at every step and checked repeatedly during production.

Inspection Process
in the garment industry includes majorly 3 steps-:



This is done before
production starts. In this stage, pieces are inspected during various stages of
bulk production before the final assembly of the garment takes place. The
quality of the garment, if inspected close to the manufacturing point, lowers
the rework costs of quality by reducing the amount of rework required as the
source of the problem is identified as early as possible.

Pre Production
inspection aids in the identification of the workmanship insufficiencies and
equipment malfunctioning. It should be conducted in every production section;
spreading, cutting, ticketing, bundling, sewing, pressing and finishing.



The requirement to
detect the error at the source gives strength to the need for inline
inspection. After the initial inspection has identified the discrepancies, key
manufacturing points are inspected for conformance to the specifications, like
stitches per inch, seam allowance, stitch types, machine types and work aids
usage methods, etc. the critical operations are identified for the style by the
technical team and products on those operations are inspected.



End-line inspection
refers to the manufacturer’s installed inspection station at the end of the
production line to inspect the final garments. In this stage, often a 100%
inspection criterion is used.

In the end line
inspection, the sample size can be determined based on the batch or the lot
size, and the sample’s acceptance criteria are based on the AQL level as needed
by the buyer. The garments are inspected for their conformance to the size and
appearance specifications, where the defects identified are stickered to make
the rejected pieces identification easy on the floor.

The observations
from this inspection are recorded into an End-Line Inspection report, and the
production line supervisor is thus notified about the defects, who in turn,
gets the rework done on those pieces. Once the defects are rectified, the
pieces are re-inspected for quality.


How BlueKaktus helps in the Inspection

Cutting out
Nothing adds to your time and costs like avoidable mistakes,
especially when it comes to quality inspections. If a bad batch of products
slips through, it can damage the reputation all around, which may hamper future
business. BlueKaktus quality inspection software ensures that quality
inspections are carried out in a well-structured manner, minimizing the chances
of errors.

Statistics for Each Supplier-
The traditional approach leaves much to be
desired when it comes to gathering and viewing statistics, but BlueKaktus
offers dashboards for defect analysis and quality analysis allowing you to
review and track vendor/ QC’s performances.

Clearing out
Another advantage of using BlueKaktus is that it removes the
paperwork that clutters up offices and desktops. The data is stored on the
cloud, accessible to all, avoiding duplication and corruption of files.

Application –
With the BlueKaktus Quality Mobile application, QCs can do
their work from anywhere, allowing them to take pictures of defects using
mobile and upload them in real-time.

Not only does our software save time for the QCs but it also
enables the buying house and the suppliers to review each activity with
real-time data. This may result in quicker and more accurate decision making.

Inspections are
especially important when manufacturing garments, as manual production
processes often result in products that are more prone to human errors and
mistakes. These steps to garment inspection convey the essential basics of
quality control inspection for garments.






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