Apparel Manufacturing : Sewn Product Analysis
Our goal for the 4th edition Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis remains the same as it was for the first edition: to provide a broad conceptual and somewhat theoretical perspective of apparel manufacturing that will serve as a foundation for future apparel professionals. We have consulted professionals, industry trade associations, visited factories in national and international locations, and participated in numerous apparel related conferences and workshops to supplement academic research and personal observations.
- Paperback | 672 pages
- 196 x 263 x 30mm | 1,297g
- 30 Nov 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- 4th Revised edition
Back cover copy
`Apparel Manufacturing: Sewn Product Analysis` is designed to provide a conceptual framework of the manufacturing process for future apparel professionals. It helps students understand the complex decision making involved in marketing, merchandising, and producing apparel to meet the needs of the target customer. Our intent, is to provide a global, integrated perspective so that readers will understand the interrelationships among processes and decisions. The content is divided into five parts that focus on the factors that determine the cost, price, quality, performance, and value of garments. Part I presents a broad perspective of the organization of the apparel business, the roles of marketing and merchandising, and the complexities of operating in a worldwide market.Part II provides a comprehensive discussion of apparel development processes including development of product standards and specifications. Specific roles of design and technical design are enhanced with new sections on establishing garment fit and finishing.Part III focuses on apparel management with emphasis on quality, cost, materials, product development, and production sourcing.Part IV examines production processes considering engineering, production planning and management, and human resources that underlay preproduction, sewing, equipment, and finishing operations.Part V focuses on management, issues and decisions related to support materials, closures, and trims.Appendices enable readers to relate sewn product decisions to three basic apparel products including t-shirts, men's dress slacks, and dress shirts.
Table of contents
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary, References and Reading List, Key Words, and Discussion Questions and Activities.) PART I. INTRODUCTION TO APPAREL MANUFACTURING. 1. Organization of the Apparel Business. Nature of Apparel. Structure of the Apparel Industry. Globalization of Apparel Manufacturing. Organization of Apparel Firms According to Areas of Specialization. 2. Marketing Strategies. Marketing Responsibilities in Apparel Firms. Strategic Marketing Processes. Retail and Wholesale Marketing Strategies. Labeling and Licensing. 3. Merchandising Processes. Context of Merchandising. Concepts of Apparel Product Lines. Dimensions of Product Change. Nature and Timing of Merchandising Responsibilities. PART II. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. 4. Product Standards and Specifications. Product Standards. Sources of Quality and Performance Standards. Company Standards for Quality, Size and Fit, and Performance. Developing and Using Specifications. Writing Specifications for Apparel Manufacturing. Professional Perspectives on Product Development. 5. Garment Analysis and Specification Development. Role of Garment Analysis. Style Description. Positioning Strategy. Sizing and Fit. Materials Selection. Garment Components Assembly. Final Garment Assembly and Finishing. Style Presentation. 6. Creative and Technical Design. Influences on the Design Process. Creative Design. Technical Design. Apparel Design Technology. PART III. DIMENSIONS OF APPAREL MANAGEMENT. 7. Management of Quality. Systems of Quality Management. Methods of Assuring Quality. Costs and Benefits of Quality Programs. 8. Costs, Costing, Pricing, and Profit. Costs and Profits. Systems of Costing. Stages of Costing. Determining Product Costs. Cost/Volume Relationships. Pricing Strategies. 9. Materials Sourcing and Selection. The Global Textile Complex. Producer and Consumer Goods. The Role of Sourcing Decisions in an Apparel Firm. Materials Sourcing Processes. Selecting Fabrics. Predicting Aesthetics and Performance. Evaluating Fabric Quality. 10. Sourcing Product Development and Production. Sourcing Issues. Global Sourcing. Economic Development Trade Legislation. Sourcing Priorities and Processes. Costing Imported Goods. PART IV. FOCUS ON PRODUCTION. 11. Apparel Engineering. Productivity Concepts. Production Strategies. Workflow. Apparel Production Systems. Production Processes. Work Study. Ergonomics. 12. Production Planning and Management. Production Strategies. Production Planning. Human Resource Management. Inventory Management. Waste Management. Equipment Management and Plant Modernization. 13. Preproduction Operations. Initiation of Preproduction Operations. Marker Making. Spreading. Cutting. Off Loading. 14. Stitches, Seams, Thread, and Needles. Stitches. Seams. Sewing Threads. Needles. 15. Equipment for Assembly and Pressing. Stages of Technology Advancement. Sewing Machine Fundamentals. Work Aids. Pressing Equipment. PART V. FINDINGS MANAGEMENT. 16. Support Materials. Purposes of Support Materials. Interlinings. Linings. Other Support Materials. 17. Closures. Purposes and Costs of Closures. Zippers. Buttons and Buttonholes. Snaps and Hooks. Elastic. Hook and Loop Tape. 18. Trims. Types and Sources of Trims. Knit Trims. Embroidery. Appliques, Insets, and Lace Trims. Screen, Heat Transfer, and Digital Printing. Appendices. Garment Analysis Application #1: Analysis of T-Shirts. Garment Analysis Application #2: Analysis of Men's Dress Pants. Garment Analysis Application #3: Analysis of Men's Dress Shirts. Glossary. Index.