Textile Production Methods And Systems

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  • 1. 
    One off production is also known as:
    • A. 

      Unique production

    • B. 

      Job production

    • C. 

      Only production

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 7. 
    How many hours a day does continuous flow production work?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      24

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Identify products made by batch production.
    • A. 

      Tent

    • B. 

      Cotton yarn

    • C. 

      Dish cloths

    • D. 

      M&S blouse

    • E. 

      Duvet cover