Development of a modular garment assembly line simulator
International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Article publication date: 13 March 2020
Issue publication date: 28 August 2020
The purpose of this study is to develop a modular garment assembly line simulator that can be used for various production methods such as traditional mass production or modern small quantity batch production.
For realistic simulation, the actual shape and sewing information of the garment patterns were used. The assembly line consists of process units including the cutter, preprocessor, module assembly, final assembly, finish, and stack units. Any number of units can be arranged and connected to form various layouts. The simulation can be run at an arbitrary speed.
This system can be used to estimate the time required to process the given order for a specific layout. Therefore, it can be utilized as the basis for optimum production line design.
This system is expected to be utilized by garment manufacturers for obtaining the productivity improvement, production cost reduction, and increased competitiveness.
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2017-Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program).
Kim, E.T. and Kim, S. (2020), "Development of a modular garment assembly line simulator", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 32 No. 5, pp. 645-659. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-10-2019-0151
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