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Manufacturas Eliot Adopts FastReactPlan to manage increase in order volumes and complexity and reduce lead times

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FastReactPlan has been selected to digitize production planning processes so that Manufacturas Eliot can manage its increasingly complex supply chain more effectively and synchronize manufacturing operations to meet increasing demand.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA, and LONDON  – August 10th 2022 – Coats Digital is pleased to announce that Colombian fashion textile group, Manufacturas Eliot SAS, has selected Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan to digitally transform its supply chain – enabling it to respond in an agile and integrated way to growing market requirements, reduce its manufacturing lead times and manage its complex network of sewing manufacturers effectively.

Established in 1957, Manufacturas Eliot designs and produces fashion goods for its Patprimo, Seven Seven and Facol brands. The vertically integrated manufacturer produces more than 20 million garments per year and employs over 4,500 workers across Colombia.

Carlos Mario Pérez, Production Manager of Manufactures Eliot said “The current market conditions require an increasingly agile response to changes in consumer demand and the traditional approach of producing garments, based on a projection and sell strategy, is no longer sustainable. We required a flexible and efficient supply chain capable of producing ever shorter runs as well as more complex products in a shorter lead time. FastReactPlan’s simulation tools will make this possible, so that we can adjust our plan accordingly and respond quickly to demand changes, without sacrificing efficiency – whilst ensuring the workload of our sewing suppliers is always guaranteed.”

The implementation of FastReactPlan is part of Manufacturas Eliot digitization strategy to re-engineer its entire supply chain. The project will include automatic planning of sewing and embellishment processes, as well as provide greater visibility to over 200 workshop teams across the company.  The expansion of the project to the denim factory will be factored in as a second project phase, later in the year.

Oscar González, Coats Digital, LATAM, said: “The implementation of FastReactPlan at Manufactuas Eliot is a significant milestone for Coats Digital in the region. The Colombian market is strategic for us and we are proud to have a company like Manufacturas Eliot among our clients.”

About Manufacturas Eliot SAS 

Established in 1957, Manufacturas Eliot is a vertically integrated company that manufactures under its brands Patprimo, Seven Seven and Facol.

Manufacturas Eliot manufactures and finishes fashion garments which it sells across a network of stores, internet sales and major retailers.

About Coats Digital

Coats Digital is the leading digital transformation partner for the fashion supply chain, powering sustainable processes and high value insights through connected technologies. We leverage deep industry and technology expertise to help brands and manufacturers optimise, connect and accelerate business critical processes from design and development to method-time-cost optimisation, production planning and control, fabric optimisation and shop floor execution. Used in over 3,000 factories globally, our unmatched end-to-end apparel, footwear and textile software and SaaS solutions improve agility, speed to market, efficiency, transparency and sustainability. Coats Digital – transform with intelligencecoatsdigital.com

Coats Digital is the software business of Coats Group, the world’s leading industrial thread company and a trusted industry player.

About FastReactPlan

Part of Coats Digital’s Manufacturer Suite, FastReactPlan is a dynamic, highly visual production planning and control tool to optimise delivery, efficiency, and lead time. FastReactPlan brings together capacity, critical path, and materials into a single, integrated, dynamic planning system. The highly visual and flexible ‘drag and drop’ approach to planning allows effective master planning across multiple factories, as well as the detailed and accurate scheduling of manufacturing lines/ machines. Critical pre-production activities (e.g., samples and approvals), and material requirements are dynamically driven in a LEAN pull system based on the latest plan, which supports the reduction of inventory and lead time.

FastReactPlan is typically interfaced with other business systems (e.g., ERP, PLM, inventory & shop floor). Sharing key data reduces data entry workload, improves accuracy and speeds up the planning process and response times. Developed specifically for fashion manufacturers of all sizes, FastReactPlan is quick to implement, configured to reflect industry best-practices and specific business requirements. It is proven to deliver significant and measurable improvements in speed, flexibility, and efficiency. For more information, visit www.coatsdigital.com

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