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Vertical Knit Producer Nettalco Industries Upgrades to Engineered TruCost

The Lima, Peru based manufacturer of cotton knits and apparel has replaced legacy costing software with the latest ETC methods engineering and labor costing solution from Methods Workshop. Leveraging advanced industry-specific standards and the Microsoft technology platform, the ETC software is driving improved productivity, accuracy, and collaboration across three Nettalco locations.

Vertical Knit Producer Nettalco Industries Upgrades to Engineered TruCost
Lake Worth, FL, June 08, 2013 --( Methods Workshop LLC (, a leading developer of methods engineering and labor costing solutions for the apparel and sewn products industries, announces that vertically integrated manufacturer INDUSTRIAS NETTALCO S.A. has successfully implemented the Engineered TruCost™ (ETC) solution at its Lima, Peru headquarters. After replacing its legacy costing software, the producer of fine cotton knits and family clothing reports significant improvements in system performance, costing accuracy, and user productivity.

According to Hector Pacheco, Nettalco Manager of Engineering Development, “Because it has a more modern interface and architecture, ETC is much easier and faster than our old software. It gives us the accuracy and flexibility we need to better engineer our operational methods and determine costs even before we start production. With its advanced networking capabilities, we were also able to easily add two new workstations at our other facilities and can now share information like never before.”

Engineered TruCost leverages advanced industry-specific motion/time standards and the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver these and other improvements for Nettalco. Methods Workshop developed ETC around the Microsoft® .NET® Framework to provide the ultimate in usability and performance. All Nettallco data is securely maintained and accessible through the Microsoft SQL Server® database platform, which also simplifies and secures networking and across multiple locations.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to help Nettalco upgrade their engineering and costing capabilities,” noted John Stern, President of Methods Workshop. “Their success serves as an example of how advancing beyond the limitations of legacy software can result in significant business improvements. As fashion and sewn products companies face ever-increasing cost and productivity pressures, the requirement for up-to-date systems becomes more obvious every day. ”


Based in Lima, Peru, NETTALCO is a vertically integrated textile company that produces and exports custom-made cotton knit wear for fashion retailers and direct marketers around the globe. As a contract apparel manufacturer, the company manufacturers garments according to the design and specifications of its customers. NETTALCO is certified by the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) organization, its garments by Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Product Class I, and its processes by Business Alliance and Secure Commerce (BASC). For more information, visit:

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.

As a companion or standalone product, Quick TruCost™ (QTC) is an easy-to-use costing solution for early-stage design and development needs. Based on answers to eight or ten simple product description questions, QTC provides an immediate estimate of total manufacturing costs with significantly higher accuracies when 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). For more information, visit

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

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