Time and Work Study

This program is a classical and foundation to understand the industrial engineering working methods and create a platform for achieving high productivity. This course teaches how to measure time in manufacturing, and how to use that information to improve efficiency. The concepts of waste time and wages, but, even more significant, the lost of the value of the pieces that are not produced will be explained in detail, a particular focus will be given to Line Balancing. Forty hours of classroom training are followed by 50 hours of in-factory coaching and guidance in applying the new skills. The program is to be taught to future IE team and also to supervisors and Line Leaders so there is better cooperation and understanding on Line Balancing.  (Attached outline and descriptive of the course as requested by Dewhirst) – We recommend 2 weeks, one week theory and 7 days onsite.

Duration: 40 hours classroom and 40-50 hours in-factory

Requirements: Some university education desirable but not mandatory
                        Good understanding of basic mathematics 
                        Experience in an industrial sewing operation 
                        Familiarity with garment construction
                        English fluency helpful; Khmer acceptable (Chinese translation available)

Who Should Take This Course? Sewing supervisors, middle managers, high potential line leaders, Industrial Engineering Department personnel


Participants will learn to identify the most efficient work methods to improve performance at the individual work station level, and in the overall flow of operations from cutting to shipping.

The course will develop the analytical skills regarding work methods and processes in the garment industry. The participant will learn to use basic motion study concepts to optimize the use of labor, materials and equipment to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing cost.


Course content:

·         Characteristics of fabrics and materials

·         Definition of efficiency, performance and productivity

·         Review of time study and cycle control

·         Garment analysis and sequence  

·         Production layout

·         Using standard time for production targets and work balancing

·         Identification and development of possible improvements

·         Implementing and maintaining productivity improvement

·         Estimating potential savings


Equipment recommended: Electronic stopwatch denominated in 100ths/minute

Competencies:   At the end of the course, the participant will be tested for the ability to analyze each sewing operation and improve the overall process of assembling a garment.

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