Sustainability: people, planet, performance
Connecting talent and technology in the fashion supply chain to make a better, more transparent and sustainable world
The critical importance of sustainability
Driven by a multitude of forces including ethically-minded consumers, sustainable investors and regulatory pressure, and profitability, fashion businesses are beginning to translate and progress sustainability rhetoric and aspirational targets into tangible actions. Taking action to embed sustainable business practices and processes at the heart of a company accelerates progress towards the urgent environmental and social transformation that our industry desperately requires, as well as driving sustainable growth and profitability.
Time is running out
Translating sustainability targets into actions and outcomes, requires the optimisation, automation and digitization of business critical processes which support increased agility and a move to on-demand production, more targeted product development, increased efficiency and reduced wastage, as well as the adoption of international standards for sustainable manufacturing methods and living wages.
Operational outcomes driving sustainability
The optimisation, automation and digitization of business critical processes delivers significant, measurable improvements in operational performance, driving environmental, social and financial sustainability. Typical business benefits include:
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Reduction fabric wastage
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Increase in productivity
Sustainable work method-time
Business critical software solutions
Positive impact on people, planet and performance
Coats Digital business critical apparel software solutions are embedded with deep industry expertise and allow fashion manufacturers to transform key processes from design and development to method-time-cost optimisation, production planning and control, fabric optimisation and shop floor execution.
Coats Digital solutions are fast to implement, intuitive
to use and proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in operational performance, driving environmental, social and financial sustainability and supporting a typical return on investment of less than 12 months.
Business critical solutions for fashion brands and supply chain partners
Sustainable business processes and outcomes
Design & development
Fast, efficient and sustainable design and development, with seamless buyer collaboration, is critical to more targeted ‘right first time’ product in an on-demand world, reducing waste, cost and time to market.
Design for value with a common language and international standards supports accurate cost prediction and sustainable manufacturing methods and times, enhancing worker motivation, retention, performance and providing a platform for fair wages.
The adoption of best practice processes and a dynamic, digitized planning infrastructure drives more accurate and realistic planning, reducing the need for overtime and sub-contracting, improving sustainable worker performance and retention.
Automating and optimising the estimation of fabric consumption, together with cut planning and execution eliminates time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks and reduces fabric wastage, which in turn reduces water and energy consumption.
Shop floor execution
Creating a ‘digital copy’ of your shop floor, delivers powerful, real time data insights which result in more agile, efficient and sustainable use of key manufacturing resources.
“Time is running out, and simply stating an ambition to change is no longer good enough.”The Business of Fashion: The Sustainability Gap
What our customers say
Delivering real results
PT. Apparel One Indonesia projects a $397,060 rise in monthly profit with GSDCost
GSDCost helped Apparel One Indonesia to establish accurate manufacturing standards and consequently improve productivity and arrive at accurate CM costings.
PT. Sumbiri boosts productivity by 13% with GSDCost
The implementation of GSDCost allowed PT. Sumbiri to create accurate method standard for production to help them establish and optimise international standard time benchmarks and accurate SMVs, providing the foundation to optimise processes, driving increased efficiency and productivity.