Event details

  • Date: 03/10/2023
  • Time: 12 Noon India / Sri Lanka | 11:30 AM Pakistan | 12:30 PM Bangladesh | 6:30 AM GMT UK

How to boost productivity by 2-8% by improving manufacturing methods-time-cost (SMVs)

The global fashion industry is under cost pressure stemming from high raw material prices, increasing labor costs, combined with fragmented order books and a move to on-demand production. These challenges introduce greater complexities which are negatively impacting profit margins. Adopting GSD, which sets the industry standard benchmarks for SMV calculation, can significantly boost productivity and right first-time percentage.

Join us on October 3rd to learn how fashion manufacturers are improving manufacturing sewing methods and standards to simplify operations as well as drive significant improvements in productivity and profit margins. Gain valuable insights on:

  • Challenges facing the apparel manufacturing industry
  • Improving method-time-cost standards and establishing accurate SMVs
  • Optimising project / proposal costings
  • Building stronger relationship with brands by sharing a common language
  • Effective line balancing with faster delivery
  • Supporting workers motivation, retention, and fair wages
  • Real examples from the industry with tangible ROI

Developed specifically for fashion manufacturers, Coats Digital’s GSDCost is the international standard for establishing and optimising accurate method-time-cost benchmarks for sustainable garment cost optimisation and manufacturing excellence.. Join our webinar to learn about how to improve manufacturing methods-time-cost (SMVs) and boost productivity.


Wesley Ekman
Global Sales Director, Coats Digital

An alumnus of GIBS Business School, University of Pretoria, Wesley is the Global Sales Director for Coats Digital – a global technology business transforming the fashion supply chain.

He led the integration of the key acquisitions of GSD, Fast React Systems and Threadsol into a single go-to-market strategy, to deliver a digital transformation roadmap specifically for apparel manufacturers. This covered design, development & costing through to production planning & shop floor execution underpinned by a re-engineered customer experience.


Harry Champaneri
Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Coats Digital

An Industrial Engineer (IE) by qualification, Harish (Harry) is Senior Pre-Sales Consultant at Coats Digital – the software arm of Coats Group plc.

He has led numerous Consulting & Implementation projects mainly in the Apparel & Footwear manufacturing sector. He is also applying IE & Pre-determined Method-Time-Cost techniques in other industries such as Tyres, Camshaft, Bandages & Jewelry Manufacturing! He’s been delivering excellent consulting / trainings on GSD across stages viz. Sales, Pre-sales, Implementation, After-sales and helping fashion manufacturers achieve optimum operational efficiencies.