Coats Digital is pleased to announce that European fashion retailer C&A has adopted Coats Digital’s GSDCost solution to introduce more accurate and transparent costing and capacity forecasting across its extensive supplier network. By establishing international standard time benchmarks based on accurate Standard Minute Values (SMVs), C&A’s vendor partners will be able to offer accurate Cost to Make quotations, using the same scientifically grounded language. The use of a common language and standards will ultimately support more accurate cost predictions, fact-based negotiations and a more efficient garment manufacturing process, while concurrently delivering on CSR commitments, throughout C&A’s wide-reaching, global supply chain.