timeSSD – The Chronometer of the Students from the Textile Faculty

timeSSD was chosen to provide the support for student practices from the “Textile Leather and Industrial Management” faculty of “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University from Iasi. Thus, the “Standard times and work method development” course module for the “Process Innovations” (MSc), “Industrial Engineering” (BSc) and “Engineering and Management” (BSc) specializations includes the use of timeSSD for editing and documenting the work methods respectively based on the selected motion elements, provides the benchmark time.

Predetermined Motion Time Systems (PMTS) are used in the fashion industry by each brand to establish the benchmark time for a style, they only pay for the minutes provided by such a system. PMTS in apparel factories is an indispensable element of the industry’s only viable price based costing model and provides the benchmark for the manufacturing efficiency tracking so as to be comparable to competition figures.

timeSSD is the new paradigm in PMTS dedicated for the garment industry, is available in the Cloud, attainable from a browser without user license, no investment and no annual fee.

The pricing of it is “pay per use”, the user – after the free trial period – pays only for the standard minutes of the selected items from the software’s own database.

Through the 14 languages available in timeSSD and through the integrated work method sharing option, communication between the brand and the manufacturer is fast, accurate and transparent, strengthening trust between the parties.

By using timeSSD, students will master the motion analysis, exercise workplace optimization and practice the rapid development of standard, universally accepted and in detail documented work methods.

Acquired knowledge contributes both to individual development and to increasing the competitiveness of industry.

PMTS software dedicated to the apparel industry has been available on the market for more than 30 years, but its widespread spread has been hampered by its high price, the cost of implementation being tens of thousands USD.

The most beneficial novelty of timeSSD is even its rule of costing, making it accessible to all companies in the industry, regardless of financial strength.

Laszlo Szabo, managing director of DataS, says: “We are honored by the decision to include timeSSD in the curricula of the textile faculty from Iasi and we are proud for academic recognition.

As the second faculty, after the “Institute of Clothing and Textile” of TTK University of Applied Science from Tallinn, Estonia, which uses timeSSD for the schooling of the future professionals, I am pleased that our efforts are once again appreciated.

These events reinforce us and commit ourselves to the future. We wanted to develop an affordable solution for every company in the world involved in the fashion industry. Today we offer a solution that the professionals use then and as much as they need, paying only a few dollars for each model developed with timeSSD. For example, a workflow for a shirt style is developed through timeSSD with an effort between one and five hours of analysis and with a cost between 5,50 and 16,50 USD. Using the stopwatch the required effort from a industrial engineer would be between one and five business days, and the description of the operations would be brief, far away suited to the easy training of the operators. The benefits are obvious: celerity, expensive human resource saving, predictable fix cost per pieces, well-documented working methods, all obtained without any initial investment.”

timeSSD can connect through APIs with third-party software solutions dedicated for production planning and tracking, efficiency control, labor cost and incentives calculation.