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Preparing Time & Action Plan(TNA)| Scheduling in Garments Manufacturing

TNA- Time and Action Plan in Apparel

T&A or TNA is a Time and action calendar plan, a project management tools for Garments merchandiser and production team, process involve from receiving order to delivery to customer. It’s setting a time calendar to execute whole export order starting to closing. Generally TNA makes in a spreadsheet (excel) by merchandiser, like a merchandiser work planning sheet.This planning sheet is called time and action (TNA) calendar. Time and action plan (TNA) is very much important for apparel industry. TNA can be reviewed in PP meeting and Pilot Run meeting to see specific work calendar for every style up to Final Audit.

Factors of TNA in Garments Manufacturing
These factors are key to make TNA in apparel industry, merchandisers have to complete their task as per Time and action plan schedule.
                                      
1.    Got confirmation of an export order
2.      Received master L/C from Buyer
3.      Getting invoice (PI) from fabric, accessories and other suppliers
4.      Opening B/B L/C to fabric supplier
5.      Opening B/B L/C to thread supplier
6.      Opening B/B L/C to accessories supplier
7.      Submitting photo sample to buyer.
8.      Getting sample from buyer on photo sample
9.      Getting sample yardage from fabric supplier.
10.  Getting sample of fabric, trims and accessories.
11.  Submitting fit sample to buyer.
12.  Getting comments on fit sample from buyer.
13.  Submitting size set sample to buyer.
14.  Fabric Ex-Mill.
15.  Submitting PP sample to buyer.
16.  Getting approval on PP sample from buyer.
17.  In house of bulk thread and other accessories.
18.  In house of fabric on the store on Garment Factory
19.  Starting pilot production.
20.  Buying house QC will give comment on regarding quality.
21.  Going for bulk production.
22.  In house of finishing accessories.
23.  In line inspection by buying house QC and comment on quality.
24.  Start finishing of garments.
25.  Submitting production sample to buyer.
26.  In house of cartoon.
27.  Starting cartooning & assorting finished garments.
28.  Going for making shipping documents & booking vessel.
29.  Stitching will complete.
30.  Finishing of garments will complete.
31.  Final inspection Date.
32.  Loading of Truck. / EX factory.
33.  Shipments of goods.
34.  Submitting shipment confirmation documents to buyer.

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Preparing Time & Action Plan (Scheduling)          
Time and Action plan is pivotal for a manufacturing process. A well-made and strictly adhered time and action plan can prove to be a quite asset for the manufacturer. Time and Action plan refers to simple managerial tools that can be used to complete a certain task.

A sample of Time & Action plan in Apparel Manufacturing (Industry & Merchandising)

Serial N.O
Time
Action
1
1- 01-15
Got confirmation of an export order
2
4 -01-15
Received master L/C from Buyer
3
6- 01- 15
Will get invoice(PI) from fabric, accessories and other suppliers
4
8-01- 15
Will open B/B L/C to fabric supplier
5
8- 01- 15
Will open B/B L/C to thread supplier
6
8- 01- 15
Will open B/B L/C to accessories supplier
7
10- 01- 15
Will submit photo sample to buyer.
8
15- 01-15
Will get sample from buyer on photo sample
9
15 - 01-15
Will get sample yardage from fabric supplier.
10
15- 01- 15
Will get sample of fabric, trims and accessories.
11
17 -01-15
Will submit fit sample to buyer.
12
22- 01- 15
Will get comments on fit sample from buyer.
13
24- 01-15
Will submit size set sample to buyer.
14
24 -01- 15
Fabric will be Ex-Mill.
15
29- 01-15
Will submit PP sample to buyer.
16
1- 02- 15
Will get approval on PP sample from buyer.
17
1- 02- 15
In house of bulk thread and other accessories.
18
5- 02- 15
In house of fabric on the store on Garment Factory
19
8- 02- 15
Will start pilot production.
20
10- 02- 15
Buying house QC will give comment  on regarding quality.
21
12- 02-15
Will go for bulk production.
22
15-0215
In house of finishing accessories.
23
17-02-15
In line inspection by buying house QC and comment on quality.
24
20 -02 -15
Start finishing of garments.
25
22 -02 -15
Will submit production sample to buyer.
26
25 - 02 -15
In house of cartoon.
27
28 -02 -15
Will start cartooning & assorting finished garments.
28
01 - 03-15
Will go for making shipping documents & booking vessel.
29
05 - 03 -15
Stitching will complete.
30
07 -03 -15
Finishing of garments will complete.
31
09 - 03-15
Final inspection Date.
32
11- 03-15
Loading of Truck. / EX factory.
33
14 – 03 -15
Shipments of goods.
34
16 -03 -15
Will submit shipment confirmation documents to buyer.

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