DHAKA, BANGLADESH and LONDON, UK – SEPTEMBER 06 2023 – Coats Digital is pleased to announce that leading, ready-made garment specialist, Searock Apparels Ltd. has selected Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan to digitally transform its production processes, enabling it to create fast and accurate capacity plans to improve productivity, ensure on-time deliveries and ultimately boost profits. The solution is expected to improve productivity by 3% on implementation, greatly reduce idle production lines, firefighting and material wastage, and will ensure that Searock Apparels effectively future proofs its business to accelerate its significant growth plans.
Founded in 2018, Searock Apparels Ltd. specialises in ready-made outerwear, denim/non-denim bottoms, workwear and uniforms. The company has two operation facilities in Gazipur and Pubail, employs over 1,800 workers and produces over half a million pieces per month. Searock Apparels has over 1,100 sewing machines and boasts a monthly turnover of 3 million USD. Its international clients include Lidl, Norma, Orn International, 5 Star and Champion Clothing.
Khandokar Fazlay Rabbi, Managing Director, Searock Apparels Ltd., said: FastReactPlan is the most renowned, trusted and effective planning tool in the garment industry. We needed to completely overhaul our manual planning process which relied on disparate pieces of information stored across multiple Excel spreadsheets, telephone conversation notes and emails. Without a fast and accurate single source of capacity planning information, our teams lacked the visibility they needed to provide precise production and shipment timelines, line availability and error-free Time & Action (T&A) and Bill of Materials (BOM) reports. As a result, we regularly suffered from over- and under bookings, unnecessary overtime and excess material costs, idle line time and consistent firefighting to meet shipment deadlines. FastReactPlan will make a huge difference to our productivity and efficiency levels and will significantly improve our profit margins quickly, so that we can plan more effectively and drive future growth.”
Part of Coats Digital’s core Manufacturing Solution Suite, FastReactPlan is a dynamic, visual production planning and control tool that optimises delivery, efficiency and lead times. Designed and developed specifically for footwear and apparel manufacturing factories, FastReactPlan helps companies integrate 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.
Mitali Chakrabartty, Business Development Manager, Coats Digital, said: “We are delighted that Searock Apparels has joined our growing global family of newly digitized fashion manufacturing partners. FastReactPlan will provide greater visibility and one version of the truth for all its capacity planning teams, so it can easily optimise efficiencies and eradicate problems quickly. Once the solution has been rolled out, we expect to deliver a 3% productivity improvement, quickly. We are honoured that FastReactPlan will play such an instrumental role in Searock’s digitization journey and we look forward to working with them on a long term basis to ensure they achieve their business goals.”
About Searock Apparels Ltd.
Founded in 2018, Searock Apparels Ltd. specialises in ready-made outerwear, denim/non-denim bottoms, workwear and uniforms. The company has two operation facilities in Gazipur and Pubail, employs over 1,800 workers and produces over half a million pieces per month. Searock Apparels has over 1,100 sewing machines and boasts a monthly turnover of 3 million USD, per month. Its international clients include Lidl, Norma, Orn International, 5 Star and Champion Clothing.
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 intelligence. coatsdigital.com
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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, please visit: www.coatsdigital.com.