Cost Analysis of a Knitted Garment

Mr. V. Rajendran, S. Ganesh Prabhu, Mrs.D. Anita Rachel


Cost of manufacturing a garment is dynamic as the cost is influenced by factors that are dynamic in nature. Cost of the Garment price is arrived at the time of sample development based on the prevailing cost of raw material and other overheads. Price of the garment is negotiated with the Buyers based on the price arrived at in sample development. Manufacturing cost is not always the same pas predicted. Garment Industry is looking for a sustainable cost analysis solution which can provide actual cost finished goods and to identify whether the industry gained profit out of a particular style or not. Even though many products are available for analysing product cost industry in looking at a simple solution that can clearly identify profit made in each style. Therefore in this study, it is suggested to have modifications on to the existing ERP software as an add on model to cater specific requirements of the apparel industry such as Cost analysis model. This Proposed Cost analysis model can work independently as a module or it can be integrated to existing ERP application as add on module by creating an interface to existing information. This module enables the apparel industry to capture the information relating to production thus helps to compare the expenditure incurred in making each style with the order price to arrive at the actual profit made out of each style manufactured in the industry.



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