GSD refers to General Sewing Data. GSD Corporate Ltd is a UK company based in the North of England, traditionally the heartland of the UK garment and textile industry since 1976. GSD is a global market leader in supplying methods analysis and productivity improvement solutions to the sewn products sector. GSD is active in more than 62 countries and has more than 5,000 customers worldwide. There are also more than 12,000 formally licensed “GSD Practitioners” in the world today – It is truly a globally recognized qualification. GSD specialises in solutions for Time – Cost Benchmarking, Productivity Improvement and Social Compliance in Work Measurement. GSD solutions are used not only in the Product Development and Costing departments of global brands and retailers, but also in Industrial Engineering and Costing departments in the worldwide manufacturing sector, where the benefit of GSD is also seen in production planning, production management, human resources and sales departments. Productivity improvements in the factory environment have significant impact on internal costs, factory efficiency, profitability and competitive edge.