If you have
an experienced cutting room staff to
inspect, do NOT assume that they are doing
every thing perfectly.
inspection requires random examination of
cutting operations. The inspector should
not develop a set routine. You do not want
the workers to be in the habit of knowing
when and how you will conduct your
inspection. You should make every effort to
get a fair representation of the cutting
production by making random checks on the
cutting room floor. When checking
spreaders, make certain to check for marker
placement, shading, table marks, etc. Here
are a few issues to check.
Placement: check that the
marker is placed
on the spread with the edge parallel to the
selvage of the piece goods. Verify that all
cut pieces will be complete.
unless all parts are plymarked, it is
essential to have a system to control
: check the table marks as they table is
marked. Allow no minus tolerance for the
ensure that no markers are creased, damaged,
or have overlapped parts.
after completion of the spread, check splice
laps to see that both piles extend past the
marked splice by no less then 1/2 inch and
no more then 1 inch.
Goods: after completion of the spread,
check the far edge of the spread to see that
all plies extend beyond the marker line.
check tension during spreading. This is
very important on knit fabrics.
check the count after completion of
spreading, and before cutting. Count all
plies at both ends. There should be no
check carefully to ensure that one edge of
the fabric is square to table top. Visually
inspect the alignment of the edge with the
spreading defects by the quantity of defects
found for each checkpoint. Any defective
work discovered by the inspector should be
Do not only record the problem.
Make sure to fix the problem immediately.
If you have
new employees, you should certainly monitor
them more closely and more often.