Lectra, a specialist in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has launched Lectra Fashion PLM V5, the newest version of its product life-cycle management solution that goes deeper into the production cycle.
Lectra said the new release boosts overall production efficiency by extending its process coverage to pre-production stages. Aimed at brands and retailers, the innovative solution was developed with the ambition of addressing market-specific challenges.
“We are now living in a digital world, more so in fashion than other sectors and Lectra aims to keep its customers ahead of the evolving industry,” said Céline Choussy Bedouet, Lectra’s chief marketing and communications officer. “To help them deliver profitable, on-trend collections within increasingly tight time constraints, we need to go one step further by accompanying them in their pre-production processes with both our technology and industry expertise. Clearing potential roadblocks right from the start ensures efficiency in the later production stages.”
The extended process coverage will provide greater visibility over fabric and product cost-management processes and guide companies toward making the right calls prior to production, Lectra said. This helps companies optimize profitability as the solution enables them to run multiple cost simulations concurrently through consolidated summary views.
In addition, this latest version is designed to reduce fabric waste in production, as companies will be able to estimate fabric consumption for future collections and simulate different purchase-order scenarios earlier on. Lectra Fashion PLM V5 is also equipping companies with a new series of mobile applications to accelerate day-to-day decision-making.
The PLM V5 solution is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling connected design teams to create top-quality sketches with Adobe Creative Suite and make changes while working in their native environments. A mobile application is also available for designers to take and share photos instantly with their team members.
To facilitate the pattern-making process for customers, Lectra Fashion PLM has upgraded its previous solution by including newer, more sophisticated and substantial content libraries.
Lectra Fashion PLM V5 also features a more intuitive and visually appealing interface, allowing for easy access to more detailed information such as product specifications.
“Lectra continuously strives to push past the frontiers of fashion technology to better serve this industry,” said Daniel Harari, chief executive officer of Lectra. “We aim to accompany our customers every step of the way, right from the very first creative spark to the final production stages.”
Based in Paris, Lectra serves major world markets — fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture, as well as a broad array of other industries. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed relationships with customers in more than 100 countries. Lectra registered revenues of $264 million in 2015.