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Lectra unveiled its flagship Industry 4.0 solutions for Asia, “Fashion On Demand” and “Furniture On Demand” as well as the new VectorAutomotive iP9 fabric-cutting solution for automotive seating and interiors at CISMA exhibition, Shanghai.Suited to the respective needs of each industry, the two solutions comprisingLectra’s Digital Cutting Platform and single-ply fabric cutting solution Virga® allows users to manage their workflows seamlessly for both small series and customized order production enablingmanufacturers to readily switch from mass-production to small-batch runs.

Lectra unveiled its flagship Industry 4.0 solutions for Asia,“Fashion On Demand” and “Furniture On Demand” as well as the new VectorAutomotive iP9 fabric-cutting solution for automotive seating and interiors at the 2019 edition of the China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories (CISMA) exhibition, Shanghai.

Smart, connected supply chains are at the core of the fourth industrial revolution. Under the banner “Lectra 4.0: Digitalizing and Connecting Your Value Chain”, Lectraidentified that in all industries using textiles, theintelligent factory requires a high degree of flexibility, maximum efficiency and optimal planning processes for a variety of production types, from mass production to on- demand production. These requirements are paramount to the future success of companies competing for business on Asian markets.

With nearly 60% of the world’s millennial living in Asia, demand for personalised, rapidly delivered products continues to drive the trend toward mass customisation. Product personalisation is rapidly becoming a top-of-mind concern for fashion and furniture industry decision- makers, as well as the optimization of small-batch runs. With this concern, Lectra launched end-to-end solutions named “Fashion On Demand by Lectra” and “Furniture On Demand by Lectra”to automate the complete process from order processing to fabric cutting.

Suited to the respective needs of each industry, the two solutions comprise Lectra’s Digital Cutting Platform and single-ply fabric cutting solution Virga®. They allow users to manage their workflows seamlessly for both small series and customized order production. This enables manufacturers to readily switch from mass-production to small-batch runs, as well as optimize the product personalization process in the cutting room.

Moreover, Lectra has released additional versions of its cloud applications, to help fashion manufacturers in Asia make more informed development and bidding decisions. Quick Estimate generates fabric consumption simulations in seconds for accurate profitability projections throughout product development.

During the RFQ process, Quick Nest marker-making software makes it possible to win new contracts by responding faster, with competitive pricing. Quick Nest furthermore brings speed and agility to production through parallel processing of marker lists.

CISMA 2019 also presented an occasion for Lectra to reveal its new VectorAutomotive iP9 fabric-cutting solution. For automotive suppliers, this amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars in material savings annually when compared to other solutions, an increasingly important pathway to operational excellence.

“Despite the challenges currently faced by China, it remains the world’s fastest growing major economy,” observes Javier Garcia, President, Asia-Pacific, Lectra. “Lectra has long had a finger on the pulse of Asia’s markets. We are ready to support manufacturers operating here as they meet Industry 4.0 objectives as fast as technology allows.”

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