Key Business Processes Re-Engineered by ALGOERP
 
   

The AlgoERP features that either transform or improve the existing business processes in this industry are:

 
Software Feature
What does This Software Feature do?
Current Business Processes in the Industry
Advantages of the Re-engineered Business Processes
Apparel and Home Textile Product Configurator
It defines, stores, edits and maintains versions of apparel and home textile product specifications in a product database. It is this central repository of product and order specification data that is accessed by all concerned.
The industry practice is to maintain bulky paper based files on product specifications and to rely on the experience, efficiency and memory of merchandisers in maintaining these files. Consequently, any errors in up dating these files result in costly mistakes and product failures due to wrong product specifications.
The software maintains accurate, transparent, up to date, information rich, graphically illustrated product specifications library, accessible anywhere, any time. The controlled versions ensure that every one in the organization gets to see only one set of product specifications.

Sewing Process Engineering

Creates a detailed sewing line layout and calculates the sewing costs and lead-time.

This business process is mostly ignored by the industry resulting in reduced productivity, increased costs, lower sewing quality and delayed shipments. Some good factories, however, hire foreigners at exorbitant salaries to create sewing process layouts on spreadsheets or standalone proprietary software tools.

The software creates efficient and balanced sewing machine layouts and predicts competitive worker wages as well as sewing lead-time. This results in at least 30% increase in sewing productivity, without requiring the services of expensive foreign garment engineers.
Thread Requirement Calculator
Calculates thread procurement requirements based on seam lengths, sewing machine properties and the sewing layout.
Thread requirements are generally calculated using hand held calculators. The requirements are based on average thread consumption per piece, which is a very inaccurate method. It results in excess purchase and ensuing wastage or worse still, thread shortages that disrupt smooth sewing operations.

The software eliminates unplanned stoppage of work due to thread shortages. It also ensures that after completing the sewing there is no left over thread. This results in smoother sewing floor operations and reduction in costs of thread procurement.

Apparel Product Costing
The software automatically costs the apparel product based on product specifications captured in the product configurator.

Excel spreadsheets are widely used by very experienced merchandisers for calculating initial product cost. The cost is based on their experience, guesstimates and their knowledge of the product specifications. It takes years of practice to create accurate initial cost sheets in quick time. Initial costing is also a risky business. Overstated cost sheet discourages new business and when understated, it wins orders all right, but at a loss.

The software completely does away with the requirement of an experienced and well- seasoned person for costing. Manual work is completely eliminated and so are the risks of costing either too low or too high. The entire process is driven with the costing database. As long as the product specifications are available, a product cost is also available automatically. The costs are always based on the actual product specifications as present in the system's product database.

 
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