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Fast & accurate labour costing

Know your true full cost of production, and maximise efficiency on the factory floor. With an estimate of $6m (2000 operatives) even small percentage savings make a significant financial impact. 

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About SATRA TimeLine

Accurately predicting time and labour costs before production starts.

SATRA TimeLine allows the management and adjustment of that line once production begins. The benefit? Fast and accurate product costing, facts to base your price negotiations on, precise production times, better use of resources and increased profits.

Where labour can account for up to 18% of manufacturing costs, low efficiency can add a further 7%. With labour costs increasing by up to 20% a year parts of the footwear industry, saving money on wage bills and improving efficiency has never been more important.


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$6m (2,000 operatives)




$15m (5,000 operatives)




$30m (10,000 operatives)




SATRA Timeline

Precise production times means better use of resources and increased profits


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A footwear solution for members

SATRA TimeLine is available exclusively for SATRA footwear members. SATRA membership provides a full suite of benefits including consultation, certification and support from our experts. To find out more about our member benefits click the link below. 

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Onboarding and Training

We provide a full onboarding and training package that will ensure your users become experts in all functionality. From creating stitching paths for stitching and folding operations, creating operation times and identifying variations to best practise working methods. 

Once set up, we wont leave you there - access to on going support will help you maximise the benefits of TimeLine. 

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Here to help

Have a question about TimeLine?  Frequently asked questions from our customers may help solve your query. If not, you can get in touch with one of our experts using our online form. 

Who can use SATRA TimeLine?

The system is designed for the footwear industry but can be used by any industry which manufactures consumer products with a need for accurate predictions of operation times and labour costs. The system has been successfully trialled in footwear, belt, bag and accessory manufacturers.

How quickly can I cost the labour in a style?

Very quickly. SATRA TimeLine draws on its database of standard styles and operations. The user-friendly interface takes you through a series of screens asking questions about, for example, your equipment, working method, number of operatives, and grade of work. It then calculates the most efficient use and cost of labour.

How can I be sure the operation times are achievable?

Our experts have put together operation values based on best methods and years of experience. SATRA TimeLine will produce a working method to help the operator meet the required time.

How do I get my stitch paths and other pattern information into the system?

For operations such as stitching, folding and skiving, the actual path is a key input into SATRA TimeLine as the length and curvature will affect the speed of operation. These paths can be entered using a digitising tablet, supplied as part of the package.

Does SATRA provide additional training at a later date?

Yes, you can always purchase additional training to meet your needs.

Can we use multiple databases within the same system?

Yes. The SATRA TimeLine software can use any number of different databases. You can only connect to one database at a time.

How will I learn about the software and the features it offers?

We provide comprehensive training covering all the functionality and benefits of SATRA TimeLine. The system is supplied with training materials to support the instruction given during the initial installation, and SATRA offer on-going support by telephone and email.

How many users can be logged into the system at any one time?

SATRA TimeLine can be configured to allow as many simultaneous users as you need. You will choose this configuration, based on your requirements and budget, prior to the installation. If you require more users in the future then this can be arranged at an additional cost.

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