Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) chooses Lectra’s solutions to automate its on-demand production
Lectra helps sustainable onshore manufacturer BMC go from design to print to cut and sew in a matter of hours
New-York, April 29, 2022 – A major global player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra designs industrial intelligence solutions – software, equipment, data and services – for brands, manufacturers and retailers. Lectra is equipping Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) with its Gerber AccuMark® range of solutions and Gerber Z1 cutting machine for its manufacturing site in Phoenix, Arizona.
A made-to-measure womenswear manufacturer, BMC is known for its revolutionary on-demand business model, providing customized garments through onshore production to improve sustainability and profitability. All products are sold prior to manufacturing, minimizing fabric waste and excess inventory, which greatly reduces costs. By adopting this model, BMC also gains agility in helping its customers respond to sudden changes in consumer demand, tastes, and preferences. “Our aim is to provide a viable alternative to the traditional supply chain by reducing manufacturing time from months to minutes,” says J. Kirby Best, Chief Executive Officer, Bespoke Manufacturing Company.
BMC has selected Lectra’s Gerber Z1 cutter and Gerber AccuMark CAD system to power its iCreate.Fashion platform, which serves as the backbone of its on-demand factory. This technological ecosystem incorporates a digital printing solution, the Kornit Presto, and Lectra’s AccuMark 2D, AccuMark Made-to-Measure solutions, as well as the GERBERcutter® Z1 allowing BMC to go from designing to printing and cutting and sewing within minutes, without facing the risk of errors. With Lectra’s solutions, BMC can streamline and automate the on-demand production process, without having to handle complex logistical issues and long lead times. As a result, they can achieve high throughput using less resources and labor, ensure consistent profitability, and expand their business to other regions with the same production model.
“Compared to mass production, the on-demand model is well adapted to fashion’s new normal, as it digitalizes the supply chain, creates minimal waste, and is more agile to meet consumers’ needs. Traditionally, it is a complicated and tedious process, with long lead times. Our Industry 4.0 technology connects the dots to enable more and more trailblazing companies like BMC to adopt this way of manufacturing without any of its inconveniences, thanks to automation. By helping BMC, we are promoting a flexible, responsible manufacturing mindset, which is a step toward the future of the fashion industry. At the same time, we are bridging the gap between profitability and environmental sustainability,” says Lenny Marano, President, Americas, Lectra.
As a major player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution with boldness and passion by providing best-in-class technologies.
The group offers industrial intelligence solutions – software, equipment, data and services – that facilitate the digital transformation of the companies it serves. In doing so, Lectra helps its customers push boundaries and unlock their potential. The group is proud to state that its 2,400 employees are driven by three core values: being open-minded thinkers, trusted partners and passionate innovators.
Founded in 1973, Lectra reported revenues of 388 million euros in 2021 and is listed on Euronext (LSS). For more information, visit lectra.com.
About Bespoke Manufacturing Company:
Bespoke Manufacturing Company, LLC. specializes in purchase-activated, on-demand, one-off apparel manufacturing. BMC has developed technologically advanced manufacturing and distribution solutions for the on-demand apparel industry. Its factory model automates and integrates every aspect of the manufacturing process from order entry to delivery. The integrated components driven by complex software solutions allow BMC to manufacture unique SKU’s on-demand thereby eliminating inventory costs and streamlining the supply chain.
iCreate.Fashion (iCreateone, Inc.) is an industry platform designed for brands and designers to create, track, store, and distribute their traditional human readable tech packs and their machine-readable Smart Tech Packs (STP) to retailers and manufacturers globally. iCreate has also constructed an integrated manufacturing system (M3) designed to eliminate as many human tasks as possible to be able to deliver on-off, personalized products on-demand.
BMC is located at 3100 East Broadway Road in Phoenix, AZ.