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Methods Workshop Debuts Costing Software for Textile Products

Methods Workshop, leading developer and provider of engineering and costing software solutions for global fashion and sewn products companies, recently debuted the latest versions of its software designed to help fashion and textile companies predict labor costs and manufacturing time. The company presented its Quick TruCost (QTC) v9 and Engineered TruCost (ETC) v9 platforms to the European market following positive reviews in the U.S. and Latin America.

QTC is described by the developer as the perfect solution for early-stage design and development costing requirements. It can be used on its own or as a companion to ETC.

Using the answers of eight to 10 simple product questions, the program provides an immediate prediction of total manufacturing costs with near-engineered cost accuracy. It uses the information on common construction details to calculate total manufacturing time and cost. Full product costing can be achieved in less than 10 percent of the time of standard data systems with no loss in accuracy.

QTC is “highly affordable,” according to the company, and it offers a quick return on investment by providing time savings, increased productivity and improved early costing results.

ETC is described as the premiere standard data costing solution for the industry. By describing the methods used to produce their products, engineers and other manufacturing professionals can quickly and accurately determine the time and cost of complete products and individual operations. ETC provides detailed cost analyses in minutes. This feature lets production and sourcing professionals define operational best practices, plan for production and supply chain execution and benchmark manufacturing costs against global standards.

The ETC software was developed based on a fourth generation Methods Time Measurement (MTM) statistical database. This data allows the software to produce a logical, accurate and consistent time and cost evaluation. ETC simplifies the use of this data to create a quick and easy-to-use software.

Some companies using the program include, Brooks Brothers, Dickies and Carhartt.