Bangladesh’s Searock Apparels adopts Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan
The solution is expected to improve productivity by 3 per cent 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, Coats Digital and Searock Apparels Ltd said in a joint press release.
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. Its international clients include Lidl, Norma, Orn International, 5 Star, and Champion Clothing.
Searock Apparels Ltd has opted for Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan to digitally overhaul its production processes.
This move aims to enhance productivity by 3 per cent, reduce idle production lines and material wastage, and ensure punctual deliveries to boost profits.
The digital tool will offer Searock greater visibility into capacity planning.
“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,” said Khandokar Fazlay Rabbi, managing director, Searock Apparels Ltd.
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, added the release.
“We are delighted that Searock Apparels has joined our growing global family of newly digitised 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 per cent productivity improvement, quickly. We are honoured that FastReactPlan will play such an instrumental role in Searock’s digitisation journey, and we look forward to working with them on a long-term basis to ensure they achieve their business goals,” said Mitali Chakrabartty, business development manager, Coats Digital.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)