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Fabric Sourcing in Garment Manufacturing

In a garment factory, fabric sourcing department is basically engaged in determining how and where its merchandise i.e. fabric will be obtained.

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Fabric Sourcing

Fabric sourcing department is basically engaged in determining how and where its merchandise i.e fabric will be obtained. It works in coordination with the merchandising department and looks after the delivery of the required goods at the scheduled time and cost. A fabric source must have a knowledge about all varieties of fabric in order to execute their function effectively.

Storage

The location system of storage is followed i.e. fabric packages are stored in two areas

  • Checked fabric and
  • Unchecked fabric.

Such system maintenance of the store makes it easy to locate the fabric whenever needed in future.

Fabric Issue

The fabric store issues the fabric for cutting on challan. All fabric is not issued at one go; instead, it is issued as required. The challan contains information regarding style no, color, buyer’s name, and quantity to be issued and issued for which production unit.

Fabric Sourcing Workflow

fabric sourcing flow chart