Work Study might be the Paramount Methodology to Improve Productivity in the Apparel Industry of Bangladesh

Saiful Islam Tanvir, Suhal Ahmed


Bangladesh has disappeared all the way through and unprecedented augmentation of export-oriented apparel industries. The augmentation rate is extravagant if seen from the observation point that progress in any other sector of industry was lethargic and of indispensable textile sector, in particular, was pessimistic and had been a source of drain on our possessions. Productivity of apparel items is rather a very multifaceted work under a lot of anxiety points and the obligatory methodical operations. Added to the particular intricacy and inimitable features of apparel production there is the lack of apposite management procedures. A numeral of actions should be undertaken to substantially improve productivity. The first and foremost measure to be implemented is introduction of work study principles in the apparel industries of Bangladesh. Work Study is a management technique that agrees on standard time requisite to complete a task and ascertains the best methodology to bring about the task in the easiest and cheapest manner. As manual work abounds in the apparel industry of Bangladesh, work study might be the only methodology to stipulate a time frame to complete each task. Work study also specifies the precise method of doing the task. Thus work study helps to enhance productivity to the preferred level as a paramount methodology evidently. In a nutshell, this is a science of setting up standard time of a job (work measurement) and discovering the best and the easiest way of performing the task in a production floor of an apparel industry like Bangladesh because work study might be the only systematic method of examining existing ways of doing a task so as to improve productivity up to the mark and to set up standard time to maximize production efficiency.

Key Words: Apparel Industry, Productivity, Production, Work Study, Efficiency, Method, Process and System.

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