Inventory Control in Textile Industry

Last Updated on 23/02/2023

Inventory Control in Textile Industry:
Store is the place where every type of raw materials, spares, finished goods are kept in proper system. Inventory control is a critical aspect of the textile industry, which involves managing the flow and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP), spares, and finished goods. The main objective of inventory control in textile industry is to ensure that the right quantity of materials and finished goods are available at the right time to meet production demands while minimizing the costs associated with holding inventory.

inventory control in textile industry
Fig: Inventory in textile industry

Inventory control in textile industry is necessary because: 

  1. To know about the required amount of raw material
  2. To know about the job no which would be processed
  3. To be continued the production process
  4. To find out the profit or loss of a company
  5. Stock and stock value for consumption measuring

Frequency of Inventory Update:

  1. Monthly inventory control.
  2. Annual inventory control.

Scope of Inventory Control:

1. Raw materials

  • Dye store.
  • Other chemicals.
  • Grey fabrics.

2. Finished fabric.
3. Spare parts.
4. General store

  • Capital equipments.
  • Accessories.
  • Stationary.
  • Maintenance parts.

Inventory Control for Raw Material:

  1. Raw materials partially received from production planning and directly from head office.
  2. Material receiving and inspection report is prepared. Received quantity is mentioned and noted down.
  3. Submitted to Q.C. department. Some are OK and few rejected.
  4. Entry of data of goods in DATATEX.
  5. Goods are arranged according to OK or rejected group.
  6. Department gives store requisition to warehouse.
  7. As per requisition materials supplied and this record are noted down.

Grey Fabric Store:
All the grey fabrics are stored in the fabric store near the batch section. Different types of fabric are listed in the sheet according to fabric types, quantity and consumer’s requirement. Fabrics GSM, shrinkage, diameter and other properties are also taken into consideration. The batches are prepared by taking the required fabrics from the grey store.

Stages of Grey Fabric Inventory Control:

  1. After knitting production.
  2. Grey inspection.
  3. Warehouse.
  4. Batch preparation.
  5. Dye house.

Dyes and Chemicals:
There is a different store for dyes and chemicals. Varies types of dyes and chemicals are stored here according to dyes and chemicals companies. Different types of dyes and chemicals are listed in a sheet. In the sheet the stored quantity of dyes and chemicals are also included. Every day the sheet is updated and a copy of this sheet is supplied to the dyeing manager, dye house and lab section.

In any textile mill required amount of spears of different machines are stored in the mechanical store room. All the spears are listed in a sheet which is controlled by the mechanical and maintenance personnel. Spares are arranged in the store room according to their size, quantity and requirements. There are shelves in the store room to keep the small spare parts.

Finished Goods:
Any textile mill supplies its finished dyed fabrics to its garments section. So, dyed finished fabrics are stored for short time in the finishing section. All the delivered fabrics are noted on the tally khata according to the lot no, quantity, fabrics diameter, buyer’s name, Color and considering other technical parameters.

Stages of Finished Fabric Inventory Control:

  1. Finishing section.
  2. After final inspection.
  3. Warehouse.

Normally keep a central store at mill. In that store the various types of forms, papers; stationary and other necessary goods are kept.

Inventory Procedure in Textile Industry:

  1. Bin Card
  2. Store Requisition
  3. Store Ledger Account
  4. Daily Inspection and Package Report
  5. Monthly Stock and Consumption Report
  6. Monthly LIC wise Delivery Report
  7. Received Delivery and Balance Stock

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