It is common now to adopt work from home for many companies including Apparel Industry during lockdown and at least for months. Many industries like IT, Ecommerce, Digital Marketing have easier to adopt work from home, unlike the apparel industry. As the apparel industry is labor-oriented, work from home could be adopted by executives and managers but it is not feasible for skilled laborers and core manufacturing staff. Surprisingly, in this article, we will discuss about implementing work from home including labors.
Setting up individual machines in Skilled Operators’ houses
While this may sound easy but there are complications as each product has many operations which are done with different machines and to make a complete product all required machines cant be installed in one operator’s place. However, production can be done in subassemblies and assembly at a separate place. Of course, material movements and quality control would be a challenge and may take the time to get adopted.
Training operators for self-quality control
It is always better when production is defectless. Trained operators should know the quality parameters so that good quality is produced, self-checked, and the same is ensured. Giving training and continuous monitoring by production managers and quality managers can be an essential part of this setup.
Performance evaluation based on productivity and quality
Once machine setup at individual houses is done and the training part is completed, during production performance evaluation must be based on total production per day/per hour and passed goods % for quality measures. Salary and incentives can be fixed based on performances.
Motivation and reward to maintain dignity
Educating and making aware to each workforce about the nature of the business, challenges to maintain profitability for the business and secured job. Skilled operators must be morally motivated to maintain dignity. This will help the organization to control pilferages.
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