The world economy has changed in significant ways during the past several decades, especially in the areas of international trade and industrial organization. Two of the most important new features of the contemporary economy are the globalization of production and trade. Therefore today's technological systems are characterized by orientation to productivity; this can be achieved through the apparel engineering.

This paper introduces the various concepts and methods that have been used in Industrial Engineering as a part of Apparel Engineering in Garment industries. Generally, Industrial Engineering is defined an approach applied to all factors, including human factor involved in the production & distribution of production and services. Further this paper discusses the various basic works of the industrial engineers and the importance of it in achieving the good productivity and improved efficiency.

Key words: Industrial Engineering, Capacity Study, Method study, Time study, WIP.

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About the Author:

The author is associated with the Department of Textile Technology at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.