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ApparelTech Boosts Productivity by 9% and OTDP by 7% with FastReactPlan

The adoption of FastReactPlan has optimised planning data visibility across relevant teams to facilitate systematic and efficient line scheduling, more productive working practices and the ability to respond to last-minute product changes in an agile way

About the customer :

Founded in 2000, Seoul-headquartered apparel manufacturer, ApparelTech Co. Ltd. is a globally leading producer of expedition insulated and Down jackets, foul-weather clothing and lifestyle garments including vests, swim shorts and trousers for large retail brands such as: Columbia Sportswear, VF, Timberland, Vans, Champion , Walmart, Lands’ End, Nautica, J.Crew, Costco and others. The company is headquartered in South Korea and has factories in Vietnam and Indonesia. ApparelTech produces over 11.5 million pieces a year and boasts an annual turnover of over 158 million USD.

  • Blue factory icon Annual turnover over 158 million USD
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The Challenge – Creating production schedules were problematic and time consuming

ApparelTech Boosts Annual Productivity by 9% and OTDP by 7% with FastReactPlan

Data and product history were scattered across many locations making it difficult to collect and identify which production lines had available capacity to fulfil orders.

Prior to implementing FastReactPlan, ApparelTech found that the lack of automation and real-time visibility in the production planning process not only meant there was limited information sharing between different departments, but also that manually produced capacity plans based on unreliable historical data, were time consuming and cumbersome to produce, scattered across multiple sources, and did not deliver the accuracy required to make optimum production decisions.

 

“As our product history and planning data was actioned and stored across many different departmental locations, it was not only difficult to find and collect specific product data, it was also exceptionally time-consuming to confirm product information, draw up production schedules and quickly confirm quotes and timings to customers. We also had no clear visibility to fully understand the production status of our 54 sewing lines, which meant a lot of unnecessary time was also spent trying to identify the status and availability of each production line in turn.”

Jay Jung,
Factory Managing Director,
ApparelTech Co.Ltd.

The Solution

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Following the adoption of FastReactPlan, ApparelTech’s planning and scheduling teams have quickly benefited from access to a single, unified source of real-time information, which provides all stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of what production lines are available and the capabilities and limitations of each line. The solution has consequently enabled ApparelTech to easily compare and contrast different capacity plans and select the most optimal plan based on factors such as cost, efficiency and delivery time.

Since the implementation, ApparelTech has realised an annual productivity improvement of 9% and increased its on-time delivery performance by a further 7%.

The solution has enabled the company to connect and consolidate its planning and scheduling information across disparate sources into one highly visual unified system, significantly reducing the people hours required on time consuming manual tasks so that more time can be spent on enhancing customer service and driving new business growth.

“FastReactPlan has significantly optimised production efficiencies, supported OTDP improvements and helped reduce lead times including the order confirmation process. We have the comprehensive visibility we need to proactively predict problems and adjust product lines accordingly, which means effective line schedules can now be planned based on accurate order information and delivery expectations. FastReactPlan has surpassed all our expectations by improving our productivity efficiencies by an annual average of 9% and improving our delivery performance by 7%, which has impacted our profit margins in an extremely positive way. The automation of all our planning processes has also freed up time for staff to focus on other business-enhancing activities, such as supporting continuous improvement programmes, which have also helped to accelerate our business growth plans.”

J.W.KIM,
CEO,
ApparelTech Co. Ltd.

Irene Won, Customer Success Manager, Coats Digital, said :“We are absolutely delighted that  ApparelTech has experienced such strong and consistent results since its adoption of FastReactPlan.  The solution has provided greater visibility and one version of the truth for core sewing planning, so that all relevant departments can communicate easily to eliminate problems quickly. We look forward to continuing to work closely with ApparelTech to ensure it remains a beacon of digitization best practice across Asia-Pacific.”

FastReactPlan is the market-leading apparel production planning software solution, supporting a faster, more reliable order confirmation process and production plan which is optimised for delivery, speed and efficiency.

Key Benefits and ROI
ApparelTech improved its production with FastReactPlan

Annual average productivity improvement of 9%

Appareltech improved its OTDP with FastReactPlan

OTDP improvement of 7%

Appareltech achieved ability to take on new business with FastReactPlan

Ability to confidently take on new business

ApparelTech got reduction in time spent on loading orders with FastReactPlan

Reduction in time spent loading orders

ApparelTech reduced its overall planning time with FastReactPlan

Overall planning time reduced

Appareltech improved its plan accuracy with FastReactPlan

Plan accuracy improved

Appareltech achieved significant reduction in errors with FastReactPlan

Significant reduction in errors

Appareltech achieved its automated data capture with FastReactplan

Automated data capture and consolidation.

ApparelTech reduced its last minute fire fightining with FastReactPlan

Reduction in last-minute firefighting

Appareltech achieved Plan-based capacity monitoring in minutes with FastReactplan

Plan-based capacity monitoring in minutes

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