The Fashion industry faces drastic changes that are tied to the digitalization of industrial processes, from creation to production. Lectra offers companies a combination of connected equipment, software, data and expertise, all of which are compatible with Industry 4.0 principles. Here, Daniel Harari, Chief Executive Officer of Lectra, gives some more insights.
Could you give me more details about what you precicely do to improve customer processes?
To improve customer processes we have been leveraging our deep knowledge of the industrial Internet of Things since 2007 and the latest technologies and have been integrating best practices into our offer. Reflecting Lectra’s new strategy is the cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) offer, which has been being developed since 2015 and will be launched in 2018. This offer, capitalising on data analyses and exploitation, will translate into even smarter, connected equipment and a finely tuned integration between equipment, software and services. New industry-specific services will reinforce the offer, enabling Lectra to continually improve customer processes.
Which fashion companies have tested it already?
The companies are Lectra's major customers, manufacturing for the fashion as well as automotive and furniture industrie. They are located in Germany, Eastern Europe, Italy, China and the United States.
How do companies have to position themselves to be prepared for the future?
Across the world, customers face fast-changing economic and societal conditions with wide regional variations. We have identified four megatrends that will change the business: the Millennials generation, the digitalization of companies, the emergence of Industry 4.0, and profound changes in China’s economy. In order to face these changes, a digital value chain is essential to provide real-time connections between creative teams and product development teams, smart factories, suppliers and consumers. In order to be prepared for the future, companies need to embrace the new digitized lifecycle.