For brands and retailers
GSD QUEST is a pre-costing software solution which enables staff with little or no manufacturing expertise to quickly develop a “time-cost analysis” for any chosen apparel product through the use of standard product templates and a simple “drag and drop” approach.
Used at an early stage in the product development cycle, design and cost variations can be assembled and assessed, and the optimum price/performance balance achieved as part of a cost and value comparison. The design team can play “what if” with product components to reduce the Standard Time to achieve lower “in store” price points, and optimise the associated margins and supply chain options.
Combining creativity with manufacturability, QUEST uses standard components and data libraries to establish an internal labour time and cost estimate using the same principles, standard and parameters used in production and within GSD Enterprise. This provides an accurate and realistic pre-production benchmark and also reduces sampling rounds and costly re-design activity, thereby enabling enhanced on time delivery performance and lead-time reduction.