The critical importance of method-time-cost benchmarking

Unprecedented volatility, increasingly fragmented order books and a move to on-demand production, is driving greater complexity and margin pressure in the fashion supply chain. As brands and manufacturers respond to these challenges, the need for a common language and industry standard benchmarks for method and time driven by best practice industry techniques, is critical for sustainable costing optimisation and manufacturing excellence.

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Optimise costs

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Increase productivity

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Improve OTDP

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Reinforce CSR

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Why change?

Sustainable cost optimisation and manufacturing excellence

The largely non-standard method and time study approach to calculating the work content of a garment, does not allow for performance rating, rest allowance or other contingencies, and thereby results inaccurate Standard Minute Values (SMVs). In addition, dramatically lower Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) and data typically held in multiple spreadsheets and documents, indicates that the current approach is unsustainable.

Garment manufacturers need industry standard benchmarks for method and time, harnessing the science of human motion, and a common language and recognised standard for use in discussions on time, cost, capacity and compliance.

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Industry standard benchmarks

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Harness science of human motion

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Common language & standards

Typical business benefits

Establishing and optimising accurate method-time-cost benchmarks drives significant, measurable and sustainable improvements in operational and financial performance. Typical business benefits include:

10 %

Improvement in OTDP

5 %

Increase in productivity

5 %

Reduction in SMVs

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Market leading solution

Establish and optimise accurate, sustainable method-time-cost benchmarks

GSDCost is the international standard for establishing and optimising accurate method-time-cost benchmarks for sustainable garment cost optimisation and manufacturing excellence.

The market-leading solution supports a more collaborative, transparent and sustainable supply chain, in which brands and manufacturers share a common language and standards. GSDCost supports accurate cost prediction, fact based negotiation, and a more efficient garment manufacturing process, while concurrently delivering on CSR commitments.

GSDCost is fast to implement, intuitive to use and proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in delivery performance, productivity and quality, supporting a typical return on investment of less than 12 months.

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Delivering real results

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PT. Sumbiri boosts productivity by 13% with GSDCost

“GSDCost helped us to boost and align our efficiency globally. We can now use more accurate information in our business, improving our sewing method and standardising the sewing process.”

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Industrias Manufactureras MyR selects GSDCost to standardise manufacturing method and cost

“Implementing GSDCost will allow us to accurately calculate fair labour costs, standardise our working methods and further improve our productivity.”

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Sportswear brand, ODLO, increases productivity by 10% with GSDCost

“GSDCost has enabled ODLO to optimise profit margins, secure new business and enhance team members’ motivation and earning capacity”