Textile Production Methods And Systems

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Find out how much you know about production methods used in the textiles industry. Useful revision for the GCSE Textiles exam. If you don't know an answer look it up on www. Textiles4u. Wikispaces. Com


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  • 1. 

    One off production is also known as:

    • A.

      Unique production

    • B.

      Job production

    • C.

      Only production

    Correct Answer
    B. Job production
    Explanation
    One off production refers to the manufacturing of a single, unique product tailored to meet specific customer requirements. This process is commonly known as job production, where each product is produced as a separate job or project. It involves customizing the production process and resources to create a unique product, often in small quantities. This approach allows for flexibility and customization, making it suitable for specialized or niche markets.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these items would be made by one off production? Tick all that are correct.

    • A.

      Wedding dress.

    • B.

      Stage outfit for Lady Gaga

    • C.

      Carpet

    • D.

      Haute couture dress

    • E.

      Coat from Ted Baker

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Wedding dress.
    B. Stage outfit for Lady Gaga
    D. Haute couture dress
    Explanation
    Products that only one or two would be made of, a carpet would be continuous flow production and a coat from Ted Baker would be batch production.

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  • 3. 

    One off production is:Tick all that are correct.

    • A.

      Cheap to do, producing inexpensive products.

    • B.

      Labour intensive.

    • C.

      Involves highly skilled workers

    • D.

      Quick to make the product

    • E.

      Uses versatile machinery (machinery that can easily be adapted to suit any textile process)

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Labour intensive.
    C. Involves highly skilled workers
    E. Uses versatile machinery (machinery that can easily be adapted to suit any textile process)
    Explanation
    One off production uses highly skilled workers to make expensive, detailed products that would take along time to make. Workers would have a variety of skills and would used versatile machinery that would do various jobs such as button holing and lockstitching. Some work might be done by hand.

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  • 4. 

    Bespoke garments are:

    • A.

      Garments that will fit a variety of people.

    • B.

      Garments that are individually tailored to fit the exact shape of a persons body.

    Correct Answer
    B. Garments that are individually tailored to fit the exact shape of a persons body.
    Explanation
    Bespoke garments are made to fit a particular person and are an example of One off production. They could be dresses made for a actress for the Oscars or a suit made on Saville Row.

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  • 5. 

    Name the two production methods which are examples of Mass Production

    • A.

      Continuous Flow Production

    • B.

      Batch Production

    • C.

      Repetitve Flow Production

    • D.

      Individual Production

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Continuous Flow Production
    C. Repetitve Flow Production
    Explanation
    Mass production involves a large quantity of a product being manufactured. Either in a repetitive or continuous way in a factory.

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  • 6. 

    The advantages of Repetitive Flow (flow line production) which make it a cheap way to make products are:Tick all that are correct

    • A.

      Labour has to be highly skilled

    • B.

      Materials can be bought in bulk

    • C.

      The production line can be fully or semi automated.

    • D.

      Lot's of items can be made very quickly

    • E.

      Can be broken down into sub assemblies.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Materials can be bought in bulk
    C. The production line can be fully or semi automated.
    D. Lot's of items can be made very quickly
    E. Can be broken down into sub assemblies.
    Explanation
    Repetitive Flow (flow line production) is a cheap way to make products because materials can be bought in bulk, allowing for cost savings. Additionally, the production line can be fully or semi-automated, reducing the need for manual labor and increasing efficiency. This method also allows for the production of a large number of items quickly, further reducing costs. Furthermore, it can be broken down into sub-assemblies, making it easier to manage and assemble the final product.

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  • 7. 

    How many hours a day does continuous flow production work?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    D. 24
    Explanation
    Continuous flow production refers to a manufacturing process where products are produced continuously without any interruptions. This type of production operates 24 hours a day, as there are no breaks or downtime in the production line. Therefore, the correct answer is 24.

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  • 8. 

    Which textiles procucts are usually made by repetitive flow production?Tick all that are correct.

    • A.

      Socks

    • B.

      Gucci bag

    • C.

      Topshop dress

    • D.

      Bandages

    • E.

      Vests

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Socks
    D. Bandages
    E. Vests
    Explanation
    Repetitive flow makes large numbers of identical products at a relatively low cost. Fashion items are usually batch production as smaller amounts are made.

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  • 9. 

    Straight line production produces large batches of products for big retailers. Work flows in a straight line through a series of assembly stations. Each worker performs the same process over and over again on the same part of the textile product.How are these workers normally paid?

    • A.

      They are paid according to how many hours they do in a week.

    • B.

      They are paid according to how many products they work on - Piece work.

    Correct Answer
    B. They are paid according to how many products they work on - Piece work.
    Explanation
    Workers in straight line production are typically paid according to how many products they work on, known as piece work. This means that their wages are directly linked to their productivity and the number of items they complete. This payment method incentivizes workers to be efficient and productive, as they can earn more money by completing more products. It also allows employers to accurately track and measure individual performance based on output.

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  • 10. 

    Batch Production is used for larger fixed quantities of identical textile products, often fashion items. Tick two advantages of this system of production.

    • A.

      Makes a very large quantity of products continuously.

    • B.

      A flexible system that can be easily changed to meet the demands of new orders coming in.

    • C.

      Very cheap to make products

    • D.

      Workers are not bored as they make a variety of styles and use different skills on each batch.

    • E.

      Products are very detailed

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. A flexible system that can be easily changed to meet the demands of new orders coming in.
    D. Workers are not bored as they make a variety of styles and use different skills on each batch.
    Explanation
    Batch production is flexible and changes for each order, however batches can be repeated as many times as needed. A variety of styles can be made at a reasonable cost and staff enjoy flexible working conditions.

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  • 11. 

    Identify three disadvantages of batch production.

    • A.

      Working time lost due to the change in production from one textile product to another.

    • B.

      Equipment has to be reset after each production run.

    • C.

      The increased numbers of products in batches could produce storage problems.

    • D.

      Staff only carry out one aspect of production which may become repetitive and boring.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Working time lost due to the change in production from one textile product to another.
    B. Equipment has to be reset after each production run.
    C. The increased numbers of products in batches could produce storage problems.
    Explanation
    Batch production has three disadvantages. First, working time is lost when switching from one textile product to another, as the production process needs to be adjusted. Second, equipment needs to be reset after each production run, causing additional time and effort. Third, the increased number of products in batches can lead to storage problems, requiring more space and potentially causing logistical issues. Additionally, staff may find their work repetitive and boring, as they only focus on one aspect of production.

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  • 12. 

    The progressive bundle system is where workers are organised into sections to make sections of a textiles product possibly sleeves, pockets, collars etc. These are then joined to make the whole product. Show an advantage of this system.

    • A.

      A slow way to make products

    • B.

      Complicated to organise

    • C.

      Smaller lot sizes for workers which sppeds up production

    • D.

      Cannot be combined with straight line production

    Correct Answer
    C. Smaller lot sizes for workers which sppeds up production
    Explanation
    This is a fast, flexible system which is often combined with straight line production.

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  • 13. 

    Just in time production helps to manage and control stock. What are the advantages of this system?

    • A.

      Requires lot's of storage for materials.

    • B.

      Speeds up production as long as materials arrive ontime.

    • C.

      Materials and therefore products are generally fault free as they cannot be damaged in storage.

    • D.

      Costs are increased storing materials

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Speeds up production as long as materials arrive ontime.
    C. Materials and therefore products are generally fault free as they cannot be damaged in storage.
    Explanation
    Just in time the materials and components for the product are delivered to the factory justy as the product is being made, reduycing the need for storage. Once the products are made they are delivered to the stores straight away without being stored. A good system as long as logistical (organisation) systems are good.

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  • 14. 

    Identify products made by batch production.

    • A.

      Tent

    • B.

      Cotton yarn

    • C.

      Dish cloths

    • D.

      M&S blouse

    • E.

      Duvet cover

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tent
    D. M&S blouse
    E. Duvet cover
    Explanation
    Cotton yarn and dish cloths are continuous and repetitive flow production. Batch production makes fashion products or products where only a limited number are needed.

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