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
Stage outfit for Lady Gaga
Haute couture dress
Coat from Ted Baker
Cheap to do, producing inexpensive products.
Involves highly skilled workers
Quick to make the product
Uses versatile machinery (machinery that can easily be adapted to suit any textile process)
Garments that will fit a variety of people.
Garments that are individually tailored to fit the exact shape of a persons body.
Continuous Flow Production
Repetitve Flow Production
Labour has to be highly skilled
Materials can be bought in bulk
The production line can be fully or semi automated.
Lot's of items can be made very quickly
Can be broken down into sub assemblies.
They are paid according to how many hours they do in a week.
They are paid according to how many products they work on - Piece work.
Makes a very large quantity of products continuously.
A flexible system that can be easily changed to meet the demands of new orders coming in.
Very cheap to make products
Workers are not bored as they make a variety of styles and use different skills on each batch.
Products are very detailed
Working time lost due to the change in production from one textile product to another.
Equipment has to be reset after each production run.
The increased numbers of products in batches could produce storage problems.
Staff only carry out one aspect of production which may become repetitive and boring.
A slow way to make products
Complicated to organise
Smaller lot sizes for workers which sppeds up production
Cannot be combined with straight line production
Requires lot's of storage for materials.
Speeds up production as long as materials arrive ontime.
Materials and therefore products are generally fault free as they cannot be damaged in storage.
Costs are increased storing materials
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