# How to Calculate Operator Efficiency in Textile & Garments Industry

Calculate Operator Efficiency:
For making a maximum profit in the garments industry every production officer should know operator efficiency. An operator with higher efficiency produces more garments than an operator with lower efficiency in the same time frame. When operators work with higher efficiency, the manufacturing cost of the factory goes down. And the garments industry will make a profit easily.

In garments manufacturing, the skills and expertise of a sewing operator are being presented in the “Efficiency” term. As a result, a garments factory capacity is estimated according to operator efficiency or line efficiency. Hence, efficiency is one of the most used performances measuring tools. By using the following formula you can calculate operator efficiency in textile and garments industry.

For finding out operator efficiency we can use the formula. The operator efficiency formula is one of the most useful formulas in the garments industry. Depending on it we can easily find out the more or less efficient labor or operator. Then we can concentrate on those operators whose efficiency is less and try to improve their efficiency. So that we can increase our production efficiency and also make more profit.

### How to Calculate Operator Efficiency in Textile Industry

Operator Efficiency Formula:
To calculate the operator efficiency following formula should be followed by any industrial engineer.

………………………………………….Total minute produced by an operator
Operator efficiency (%) = ………………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………….Total minute attended X 100

Where,
Total minute produced=Total piece made X SAM of the operation (Cutting or Sewing) &
Total minutes attended=Total hours worked in the machine X 60

Example:

An operator was doing an operation of SAM for 0.50 minutes. On an 8 hours shift day, he produces 500 pieces.

So according to the efficiency calculating formula, that operator’s overall efficiency,

……………………………………Total minute produced by an operator
Operator Efficiency% = ……………………..………………………………………
…………………………………..Total minute attended by operator X 100

= (500 x 0.50) / (8 X 60) X 100%
= 250/480 X 100%
= 52% (ANS)

```Author of this Article:
Noor Ahmed Raaz
Asst. Merchandiser
A.M.C.S Textile Ltd
Email: [email protected]```

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