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Title: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: SEPSINK on March 01, 2019, 10:22:10 AM
Hey there! Been trying to help streamline some things in our embroidery department.

Was curious how you schedule time on your presses or estimate run times at your shop? What works for you? I was thinking about making a google doc calculator to help estimate run times etc...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: Catnhat on March 01, 2019, 06:24:52 PM
Came across this little formula a long time ago and been using it ever since to schedule our embroidery.

# Stitches in design  ÷  Stitches Per Minute (higher for flats, lower for caps  = A
A  X  # Pieces in Order  =  B
B  ÷  # Heads Running  =  C
C  X  1.5  =  Total Production Minutes (includes goods check in, thread changes, hooping, thread breaks, bobbin changing, needle breaks, unhooping, trimming, steaming, boxing, paperwork, etc.)
TPM ÷  60(minutes)  =  Hours to run job.

For Example:  19822 stitch crest design, 48 pc order on our 6 head Barudan with 1 operator doing everything.

19822 ÷ 850/Stitches per min = 23.32 min. per piece X 48 pcs = 1119.36 minutes ÷ 6 (number of heads) = 186.56 X 1.5 = 279.84 Total Production Minutes ÷ 60 min. = 4.7 Hours 

Sometimes it seems like a lot of time for a job, and sometimes when the stars all line up, it is.  Other times, I could quadruple it and it still wouldn't be enough.  So it's a nice, comfortable average.

Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: SEPSINK on March 07, 2019, 09:13:19 AM
We use pretty much the same math with the exception of the 1.5. Going to give this a whirl and see where I land. Thanks for taking the time to share!
Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: RICK STEFANICK on March 07, 2019, 12:34:36 PM
 I have a 3 part spread sheet created for calculating embroidery costs and times based on your overhead I am willing to share. THE FORMULAS ARE VERY COMPLEX so please only change whats in blue. Please let me know how you like it.All costs on tabs 2 and 3 are based on your numbers on tab 1 for costing but it also gives you exact production times based on stitches per min, down time,. the thread stops and all that are built in also. The numbers on page 1 are just random to give you a example. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
[email protected] and I will email it to you. It is a excel file and It won't let me uplaaod it
Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: 1964GN on March 08, 2019, 06:51:16 AM
Can you .zip it and attach?
Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: RICK STEFANICK on March 08, 2019, 09:10:14 AM
Can you .zip it and attach?

please email me and i will send it to you and if you want to do that Thanks
Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: BorisB on July 03, 2019, 03:22:48 AM
I have a 3 part spread sheet created for calculating embroidery costs and times based on your overhead I am willing to share. THE FORMULAS ARE VERY COMPLEX so please only change whats in blue. Please let me know how you like it.All costs on tabs 2 and 3 are based on your numbers on tab 1 for costing but it also gives you exact production times based on stitches per min, down time,. the thread stops and all that are built in also. The numbers on page 1 are just random to give you a example. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
[email protected] and I will email it to you. It is a excel file and It won't let me uplaaod it

Hello Rick,
would you mind sharing your formula with me as well? I started business as a screenprinter and struggle to understand/predict/schedule embroidery part of our business. So we keep getting in situations where our embroidery dep. manager keeps yelling: no more orders we are unable to do anything for ten days. Then two days later she walks  in to me saying, we leave earlier today boss, we have no orders to do...




Title: Re: Embroidery Scheduling and Run Times
Post by: RICK STEFANICK on July 11, 2019, 12:46:39 PM
Those of you I shared the spread sheet with do you have any feedback?