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SimFactory - A Computerized Coaching System for Sewing Line Management (Phase II)

This original Simfactory project aims to develop a computerized system for the frontline supervisors and managers to apply industrial engineering techniques in making their resource allocation decision. After interacting with the system, they can acquire the knowledge of correct steps in arranging manpower, machine and production process based on scientific manipulations. Further to the successful development and commercialization of SimFactory project, we delivered the system to various clothing manufacturing companies for demonstration / implementation. Positive feedbacks have been solicited. Users request for additional features that could further enhance the usefulness of the simulation software; these include: 1. One-piece flow production 2. Style changeover 3. Consecutive manpower re-allocation To adopt those functions and make it closer to real operation, we target to work with group of leading garment factories. Based on their benchmarking in garment production, we will use process mapping techniques to define details of each function and formulate the interaction of parameters by the regression technique. After the enhancement of original Simfactory, more in depth knowledge of industrial engineering could be learnt by the user and lead them to apply those knowledge in real production environment. (More details please refer to Annex 9-I) This original Simfactory project aims to develop a computerized system for the frontline supervisors and managers to apply industrial engineering techniques in making their resource allocation decision. After interacting with the system, they can acquire the knowledge of correct steps in arranging manpower, machine and production process based on scientific manipulations. Further to the successful development and commercialization of SimFactory project, we delivered the system to various clothing manufacturing companies for demonstration / implementation. Positive feedbacks have been solicited. Users request for additional features that could further enhance the usefulness of the simulation software; these include: 1. One-piece flow production 2. Style changeover 3. Consecutive manpower re-allocation To adopt those functions and make it closer to real operation, we target to work with group of leading garment factories. Based on their benchmarking in garment production, we will use process mapping techniques to define details of each function and formulate the interaction of parameters by the regression technique. After the enhancement of original Simfactory, more in depth knowledge of industrial engineering could be learnt by the user and lead them to apply those knowledge in real production environment. (More details please refer to Annex 9-I)

Awards

中國服裝行業“優秀科技成果獎”(2014)
Project No. (ITC) ITP/047/14TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. YEUNG Philip Kwok-wing
Research Institute Clothing Industry Training Authority
ITF Amount HK$ 1,928,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2014-11-17
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2016-11-15
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Sponsors
Delta Global Sourcing Ltd
Esquel Enterprises Limited
Glorious Sun Enterprises (BVI) Ltd.
Magic Link Garments Limited
TAL Apparel Limited
Top Form Brassiere Mfg. Co. Ltd.