The cutting process is one of the most important steps for apparel production and it creates the actual production stages with the sewing process. Because of this importance, the capacity utilisation rate of cutting room department affects the whole production. In this study, a survey was conducted to apparel companies for investigating the capacity utilization rates and problems on the low capacity utilization rate of cutting room departments of apparel companies and the data obtained were evaluated. Research results have shown that the capacity utilization rate of the companies varies between 75-100% and the companies have 4 different problems on low capacity utilization rate.
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