GSD was acquired by Coats in 2015 and is a UK based company supplying expert management solutions that analyse time, cost and production capability in the sewn products sector with the focus on maximising productivity and controlling costs.

It offers customers a range of software solutions such as GSD Enterprise a costing and productivity enhancement solution which allows manufacturers to establish and optimize detailed construction methods, time and cost for all sewn products, providing the basis for cost benchmarking and driving improved production performance.

GSD Quest is a pre-production cost benchmarking solution which enables staff with little or no manufacturing expertise, to use a drag and drop approach to quickly develop a time cost analysis of apparel products. Quest allows brands to assess product viability early in the development cycle and to benchmark supply chain options and costs.

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