What is GSD System?

Question: What is GSD system? How can I find SAM or SMVor Standard Time by GSD? How can I use GSD for my production? ...asked by Phakdey Keo

Screenshot of gsdhq.com the original website. Now this website does not exist. 

What is GSD system?

General Sewing Data (GSD) is a PTS (Pre-determined Time Standards) based time measuring system. As per GSD official site, GSD system can be explained as (2013) –
 “GSD provides a scientific, ethical and auditable approach to quantifying manufacturing methods, times and costs and accurately and consistently establishes International Standard Time for complete products (styles), or individual product components (features). GSD provides the ability to establish and quantify each step or operation in the manufacturing process”
Now GSD system have beed rebranded as GSD cost and it is now part of Coats Digital. Know more about GSD cost at https://www.coatsdigital.com/en/manufacturer/gsdcost/

How can I find SAM or SMV or Standard Time by GSD? 

First of all if you want to determine standard time (SAM or SMV) using GSD system, you have to purchase GSD. Once you purchase, GSD will provide you training on how to use the system, how to study sewing methods and measure standard time based on motion analysis and TMU value of each motion codes.

Related post: 5 Software to establish garment SAM (SMV)

How can I use it for my production?

There are multiple benefits of using GSD system. If you are concern about production, GSD system can help you meeting following goals
  • You can set standard time of your product (each individual job/operations) to measure and improve performance. 
  • For line capacity planning and line balancing based on standard time
  • In reducing operation cycle time by improving method through motion analysis
  • You also can standardize your method across the production line.

Also see: How to Get Training on General Sewing Data (GSD)?

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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