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Independent study validates Shimmy’s upskilling method with a 20%efficiency gain


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  • Published: 27 Mar 2024, 10:04 AM

A recent independent study has confirmed the efficacy of Shimmy Technologies’ innovative upskilling methods, showing a significant 20% gain in efficiency within the textile and apparel manufacturing factories who partnered with Shimmy.

A new approach to training is right timed as factories navigate reduced order sizes juxtaposed with a demand for a wider variety of styles, straining traditional levers to drive efficiency and quality.

In a strategic collaboration with Zalando, Shimmy Technologies has risen to meet these challenges. The study scrutinized the impact of Shimmy’s interventions in factories like Billah Resources Limited and Fashion Step Ltd, focusing on the ability to enhance skills and adapt to supply chain shifts in line with Zalando’s goals for workforce readiness. Shimmy’s blended learning model—infused with gamification and accessible instructional design—not only upskilled workers with technical and machine skills but also catalyzed a lean mindset, kindling continuous improvement and a proactive work ethos.

An impressive 99.9% of the workers trained reported a marked increase in technical skills, underscoring the tangible impact of the program. The study also revealed some compelling outcomes: A 20% average efficiency boost post-training with Shimmy’s upskilling program, quality advancements indicated by fewer Defects per Hundred Units (DHU) and enhanced productivity, showcasing upskilling as a potent catalyst for improving efficiency and quality ingarment manufacturing.

These findings are a powerful endorsement of modern, digital, dynamic training methods that not only foster workforce development but also enhance financial performance. "The training results speak for themselves – the floor’s energy changed, and workers were thoroughly engaged. The dedication from top management was pivotal from the onset of the training to its conclusion. Shimmy’s upskilling approach not only heightened productivity but also revitalized our workers’ spirit.

We also noticed a drop in staff turnover and absenteeism, which was an unexpected and welcome development, " said Hasanul Islam, Senior Manager of Human Resources, Fashion Step Ltd.

Shimmy is an industrial ed tech company that upskills and reskills manufacturing workers using digital games and media. To date, Shimmy has helped over 9,000 workers upgrade their skills in 4 countries.

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