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Protective clothing - A report for the YMI scheme on the manufacturing processes of work wear.

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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING A REPORT FOR THE YMI SCHEME ON THE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF WORK WEAR Written by: Kerry Doyle 09/08/2004 1.0 Summary 1.0 The government has set up a youth manufacturing initiative (YMI) to provide start up capital for young people who can demonstrate that they have the appropriate skills to develop their own manufacturing business. This report has been compiled to show that we have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to develop a small business in protective clothing for the beauty industry. The focus is specifically on the individual processes involved in the development and manufacture of protective clothing e.g. the design, cutting, the production, pressing and quality control, identifying the equipment required at each process. We will analyse how the manufacturing processes and equipment required will impact and influence our choice of premises. 2.0 INTRODUCTION 2.0 The purpose of this report is to demonstrate to the YMI that we have the appropriate knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing process involved in the production of protective clothing to establish a viable business. In doing so, we hope to obtain start up capital through the YMI. We are both graduates from the Manchester Metropolitan University were we studied a four year degree programme in Clothing Design and Technology. In year three we participated on a work placement in a large clothing manufacturing company. ...read more.

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Due to the relatively small size of our company, this will be done manually. The cutter will place the pattern pieces onto the cloth, so that all the pattern pieces are arranged close together in a way to minimise cloth wastage and optimise usage. After the pattern pieces are arranged onto the cloth, our cutter will mark around the pattern pieces with tailors chalk or marking pencil, transferring the markings onto the cloth, this forms the first lay. Our cutter will proceed to cut around the pattern pieces using an industrial cutting knife, cutting as close as possible to the chalk line to maintain accuracy in garment size. All pattern marking for example, pocket markings and side seams balance marks, are transferred through the layers of cloth using notching equipment and drill holes. After the garments are cut the pieces will be separated and bungled into garment sizes and garment sections with docket tickets. These are transported to the production area. 5.0 PRODUCTION AREA 5.1 Once the garments are in the cutting area, it will be the responsibility of our production manager to organise and manage how the cut parts are put together, to form a complete garment. This will occur in a pre-designed production line defining exactly what is done at each stage of the manufacturing process and by whom. 5.2 Every production operation will go through the process of garment engineering; the process of time and motion studies will be applied ...read more.

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7.2 So it is vital for all of these areas and machinery to be in a suitable premise with enough space to make a safe environment and the best product. 8.0 PREMISES 8.1 They are many factors that will influence and determine our choice of premises; that is required for carrying out our manufacturing process. 8.11 The size: must be appropriate to facilitate for all our production functions and equipment. 8.12 Suitability: should preferable be located in an industrial complex, offering easy rail and road connections. 8.13 Location: clearly sign posted, positioned for easy access to the motorway, easy rail and road connections. 9.0 RECOMMENDATIONS 9.11 That subject to further research and the development of a sound business proposal presented to the Youth Manufacturing Initiative, that the board should consider supporting our application for start up capital to assist us in the establishment of our small business. 9.12 On completion of our business proposal the YMI should present us with the earliest opportunity to make representation. 9.13 We will take action to develop more effective business and managements skills. 10.0 CONCLUSION 10.1 We fulfil all the requirements stipulated by the board of the YMI, we are young granulates, with the knowledge, skills and experience, with a clear understanding of the manufacturing processes which are required in establishment of a small clothing business in our chosen area of protective clothing. We possess drive and ambition to succeed. For these reasons we think that we are prime candidates to receive capital assistance from the YMI scheme. 11. ...read more.

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