Home News Methods Workshop to Debut Latest Costing Solution Release at Texprocess Americas

Methods Workshop to Debut Latest Costing Solution Release at Texprocess Americas


(Lake Worth, FL – April 17, 2012 ) Methods Workshop LLC will present its latest Engineered TruCost™ Version 9.3(ETC) sewn products costing and engineering software at Texprocess Americas on April 24 – 26 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Driven primarily by global client input, the wide range of new and enhanced capabilities of ETC 9.3 include user-configurable workspaces, advanced search tools, expanded information displays and reporting, and export to standard file formats. The company will offer hands-on demonstrations of ETC and its pre-production cost estimating companion Quick TruCost (QTC) in Booth 3032 at the event, which is the largest sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas.

“As cost control and operational efficiency continue to define the competitiveness of apparel and sewn products manufacturers, we are experiencing strong growth throughout the Americas”, noted Methods Workshop President John Stern. The close partnership we share with our customers enables us to constantly innovate with our products as we help these companies increase profits and expand business opportunities.”
Engineered TruCost utilizes methods time measurement (MTM) standards that enable engineering, product development, sourcing, and production professionals to quickly and accurately predict product costs, define operational best practices, and benchmark manufacturing performance against global standards. Built on the Microsoft .NET connection software, SQL Server® database, and Visual C# development tools, ETC 9 sets the standard for industry functionality and performance with an unparalleled user experience and secure, reliable computing platform.

Key enhancements included in Engineered TruCost Version 9.3 include:

  • Direct Export of Operations to PDF, XLS, CSV, and other popular formats
  • Expanded and Improved Operation Search Capabilities
  • Expanded Machine Description Displays and Reporting
  • Collapsible Search Lists Maximize User Workspace
  • Improved Macro Function and Report
  • Enhanced Operation Add, Copy, Paste, Save, Export and Display
  • Configure Print Output to One or Two Pages

About Methods Workshop LLC

Methods Workshop is a leading developer and marketer of engineering and costing software solutions for the global fashion and sewn-products industries. Since its inception in 1982, Methods Workshop has provided more than 400 apparel, footwear, furniture, home fashion, transportation, industrial textiles and other sewn-products companies with the systems, certification, consulting, training and support they need to increase competitiveness and accelerate speed to market.

Engineered TruCost™ (ETC) is an industry-specific Predetermined Motion Time System (PMTS) that enables production and sourcing professionals to quickly and accurately predict product costs in advance of production, define operational best practices, plan for production and supply chain execution, and benchmark manufacturing performance against global standards.

Quick TruCost™ (QTC) is a companion or stand-alone costing solution for early-stage design and development needs.  Based on answers to eight to ten simple product description questions, QTC provides an immediate estimate of total manufacturing costs with significantly higher accuracies compared to alternative methods.

Methods Workshop markets and supports these and other time and cost-saving business solutions from its headquarters in Lake Worth, Florida. Clients include Brooks Brothers (USA), Elite Sportswear (USA), Hardwick Clothes (USA), HMX (USA), Hermeco (COL), Malwee (BRA), Rori International (VEN), Teamwork (USA), Textil del Valle (PER), Topy Top (PER), Weissman Designs (USA), and Williamson-Dickie (USA).

# # #

Microsoft, .NET, Excel, SQL Server and Visual C# are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Engineered TruCost and Quick TruCost are trademarks of Methods Workshop LLC.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.