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Remaking the same styles over and over? Got thousands of repetitive operations for hundreds of ordered styles?

Break down hours of operations into their elements, and find the secret in leaner production — optimized work designed to reduce motion waste. Wastes take value out of your production chain, and adds to your cost. Take control, increase efficiency, work smarter and learn better with work analysis done right. Continuously discover new ways to sew styles better for the 21st century. By designing work better, GPRO’s work analysis solution can help you realize savings of up to 25%.

Work analysis solution to improve sewing operations with time and motion data.

Work analysis solution to improve sewing operations with time and motion data.

Standard work data to eliminate waste

For industrial engineers, starting in pre-production, GPRO’s solution improves how you collect stop watch time and motion studies, with efficient and intuitive short cuts. You can then share the updates with shop floor staff  when you need to deploy work improvements on the shop floor. With GPRO’s award winning and made for industry solution — its standard work analysis done right.

Advancements to make work better for every one

Customers rely on our solutions today to find, tag, compare, and analyze the impact of work improvement changes quickly from historical work and motion study analysis data. No more guess work. For supervisors and operators, they get better instructions and techniques to help them perform better. For production planners, they get more reliable estimates, which helps scheduling and forecasting.

We’ve taken modern advancements in video and information management to create an award winning work analysis solution for the industry. With support for motion analysis videos recorded in a variety of video codecs, stored time data to aid future reference, and all changes are checked-in, version-controlled and logged. Work together, better, with a multi-user workflow. With easy motion logging shortcuts, easy backup, and seamless integration option with our shop floor data collection solutions,  you get a compelling, proven work analysis solution that does what you need.

How work analysis improves productivity without the stress

Fix the right work methods from the start. Adequate work analysis, done early in process, takes out wasteful work motions, reduces WIP, optimizes machine usage, improves line planning decisions and equipment placement.

Achieve higher ROI on training. In high volume apparel manufacturing, optimizing repetitive motions with good work study is critical but hard to measure. For example, skilled operators tend to have economical motion control in certain operations but inexperienced or poor performing operators incur more waste. Training and efficiency tends to improve quicker when new operators have a standard work method to measure up and learn from.

Seamless integration, low maintenance. If you have GPRO’s shop floor data collection solution, GPRO’s solution integrates with your shop floor data collection solution so you can remove redundancy, reduce maintenance, increase ROI and automate information updates across your business.

More ways that work analysis improves textile and apparel manufacturing

  • Better pre-production process and time planning.
  • Simplified work.
  • Sewing operators can learn leaner methods better, faster.
  • Get more predictable work methods.
  • Lower WIP.
  • Centralized repository of  best practice work methods.
  • Faster time to market.

How benchmarking and standard work analysis works

  1. Collect motion and time data — With video camcorders, industrial engineers  capture sewers time and motion measurements of  operations in a style before mass production starts.
  2. Upload for analysis — In GPRO’s work analysis solution, digital motion videos and time data are uploaded and categorized.
  3. Define and work break down — Video of work motions are analyzed, time and work elements broken down and defined. Standard time is derived. Additional work factors such as machine RPM, material handling time, etc are factored in.
  4. Analyze and summarize — Compare before and after charts. Simplify. Review methods used by operators.
  5. Improve — Identify improvement opportunities. Measure gains, check in and reuse.

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G.PRO IEES – Time, measure, analyze and improve work estimates
Benchmark shop floor sewing and work motions, set up operator best practices and get predictable, reliable estimates you can trust.