**What is Productivity in Apparel Sector?**

Productivity always refers to speed. It is converted of how speedily a product or service of required quality is produced. Productivity is thus defined as a rate of apparel production per unit time or per unit of qualified worker or per unit of faultless machine.

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It is also a measure of how much output is generated from a certain amount of input or resources. It is thus a ratio of output and input expressed in percentage.

Thus, productivity= (Output/Input)× 100

**Apparel Production Calculation of Sewing Line:**

In readymade apparel industry, garments production or productivity can be calculated by using the below formula. Here, some important formula also has shown which are necessary to calculate Input-hour, Output-hour and Indirect productivity of apparel sewing line.

**Productivity or production per hour in the sewing line,**

**= (Number of garments produced per hour / Number of working hours)**

**Example:**

A production line of Abonty Fashion Limited works with 45 operators for 10 hours a day and produces 1400pcs dress shirts. The shirt has a standard time of 1000 seconds. Calculate productivity of the line.

**Solution:**

Here,

No. Of operator= 45,

No. of garments produced per hour= 1400pcs,

Standard time = 1000 seconds,

Total working hour= 10,

**Now,**

Input-hour in seconds,

= Number of operator’s × Number of hours worked × Number of seconds in an hour

= 45 × 10 × 3600

= 1620000 seconds.

**Again,**

Output-hour in seconds,

= Number of garments produced × standard time in seconds

= 1400 × 1000

= 1400000 seconds.

**Now,**

Indirect productivity= {(Output-hour / input-hour) × 100}

= {(1400000 / 1620000) × 100}

= 86.42%

**So,**

Productivity or production per hour in the sewing line,

= (Number of garments produced per hour / Number of working hours)

= (1400/10)

= 140pcs per hour.

**So,**

Apparel productivity or production per hour in the sewing line of Abonty Fashion Limited is 140pcs.