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The Hams Group selects Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan to meet growing demand for smaller order quantities and more styles

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By streamlining business critical information into a single digitised source, FastReactPlan will significantly optimise data visibility across relevant teams; increase efficiencies and help to mitigate risk in an increasingly volatile global trading environment. 

DHAKA, BANGLADESH and LONDON, UK – 25 August, 2022 – Coats Digital and its key industry partner, Diverzent, are delighted to announce that leading vertical garment manufacturer, The Hams Group, has selected Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan as an integral part of its digital transformation agenda. The solution will enable the company to connect and consolidate information across disparate sources into one highly visual unified system. This will enable management and employees to benefit from a clear overview of planning and production capacity to ultimately support enhanced customer satisfaction and drive new business growth.

Established in 1994, The Hams Group employs over 12,000 people, boasts an annual turnover of over 95 million USD per annum, and remains one of the leading vertical textile manufacturers in Bangladesh. The company specialises in knitwear, woven garments and lingerie, and its customers include H&M, Primark, K-Mart, Next, New-Look and Kohl’s, among many others. The Hams Group’s business portfolio includes knitting, dyeing, printing and sewing businesses, as well as specialist distribution and sports apparel arms.

Shaifur Rahman, Senior Director, The Hams Group, said“Coats Digital is one of the most highly regarded fashion technology companies in the world and we felt it was the obvious partner to help spearhead our digital transformation agenda.  FastReactPlan will provide the overaching data visibility we need to optimise efficiencies, enhance our customer service by delivering smaller and increasingly complex orders on time, and enable us to future-proof our business effectively so we can better navigate our uncertain world. Most importantly, FastReactPlan will enable us to create meaningful growth plans based on accurate insights and informed business decisions so we can now fully propel our business forwards.”

With important information siloed in different places across the business, The Hams Group did not have the clear visibility it needed to respond to production or capacity problems quickly. Finding solutions proved complex and time-consuming and as a result, the company not only found it difficult to put together a viable long-term business strategy, but also to meet growing customer demands for faster, more diversified assortments.

Ayan Barua, CEO, Diverzent, comments: “We are delighted that The Hams Group has chosen Coats Digital’s  FastReactPlan as a key solution in its digital transformation programme. Consumer preferences are rapidly changing and demand for more diverse, shorter lifecycle assortments is increasing.  Manufacturers must  remain on their toes to keep up with latest trend demands, and we look forward to ensuring that FastReactPlan delivers the insights, efficiencies and agility The Hams Group needs to not only meet growing consumer expectations, but to stay consistently ahead of the game.”

Philip Lee, Partnership Development Director, Coats Digital, added:  “It has been an absolute pleasure partnering with business automation experts, Diverzent, to ensure the successful, seamless future roll out of FastReactPlan across The Hams Group.  FastReactPlan will enable The Hams Group’s planning teams to input key data just once, greatly reducing workloads and human errors to significantly improve the response speed of its planning processes – and we look forward to working closely with Diverzent to help the Hams Group achieve future digitisation objectives over the coming years.”

About The Hams Group 

The Hams Group employs over 12,000 people, boasts an annual turnover of over 95 million USD per annum, and remains one of the leading vertical textile manufacturers in Bangladesh. The company specialises in knitwear, woven garments and lingerie, and its customers include H&M, Primark, K-Mart, Next, New-Look and Kohl’s, among many others. The Hams Group’s business portfolio includes knitting, dyeing, printing and sewing businesses, as well as specialist distribution and sports apparel arms.  

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 Diverzent  

Diverzent is a group of dynamic professionals with a history of consultative selling and large-scale enterprise project management and implementation. The fundamental mission of Diverzent is to establish automation across entire value chain of RMG factories, which will ultimately provide businesses with end-to-end visibility over their supply chain.

While the RMG industry needs critical transformation towards automation and digitisations, Diverzent supports businesses with cutting-edge software solutions and integrations. Diverzent offers a holistic assessment of industry challenges and a unique approach towards every project, because every Business is unique, and so is its challenges.

Diverzent is a partner of Coats Digital & Res.Q. For more information, Visit Diverzent.– Dare to evolve.

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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