Standard Time

Estimates & Historical Data

When Time Study fail, the “fall back” position is all too often to simply estimate production capability. Estimates (usually based on historical information) are certainly quick - but they may also be dangerously inaccurate and inconsistent.

The more that styles vary, the more inaccurate and inconsistent the estimates become. Over a period of time, estimates are based on earlier estimates, which are perhaps themselves based on historical information - so, ultimately, there is a “drift” away from reality.

Because materials, styles, machinery, workplaces and people change, estimates and historical data (which also includes everything that went wrong in the past) are simply not accurate enough and become little more than guesswork. Over time the “drift” away from reality invariably increases, and times become more and more inaccurate and inconsistent.


















Apparel and Sewn Products

Supply chain pressure

...brings shorter production runs and design cycles, quick delivery, and smaller margins... meaning traditional methods of product development and manufacture... be that of new or existing products... may no longer be relevant. All this whilst maintaining a high degree of Social Compliance !