Key facts

Customer
BDA Boutique Denim

Location
Paraguay

BDA Boutique drives digital transformation with FastReactPlan to optimise planning and reduce lead times

Posted: 29th July 2020

BDA production line_denim

Leading Paraguayan denim and gabardine garments manufacturer Blue Design America (BDA) has selected Coats Digital’s market leading FastReactPlan software solution to digitize and optimize its planning processes.

Fast, detailed and accurate planning and control of manufacturing processes will be more important than ever before as the world and our industry emerges from the current Covid-19 crisis, and will play a key role in  ensuring that BDA is able to respond quickly, efficiently and sustainably to customer demands, maintaining its leadership in design, manufacturing and export of denim.

Established in 1966, BDA designs, develops and manufactures denim garments with a high level of embellishment, mainly for South American markets but also more recently with a growing business to the United States. Based in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, where BDA has its corporate office and manufacturing facilities, the operation includes fully integrated cutting, embellishment, sewing, laundry and finishing.

BDA is passionately committed to caring for the environment, and in 2006 was proud to be awarded the LEED Silver certification granted by the United States Green Building Council, marking BDA out as a “leader in Green Building Council, marking BDA out as a “leader in certification is the highest global certification of its kind and BDA is the first company to achieve this certification in Paraguay and the first textile company in the Americas.

With core values of reliability, innovation and sustainability, and a drive to constantly exceed client expectations, BDA is committed to becoming the benchmark for denim manufacturers in the region.

 

In the face of increasing demand volatility, the need to increase flexibility and reduce delivery times will be greater than ever. Having the tools that allow manufacturers to plan quickly, in detail and accurately will be key to efficiently responding to these requirements. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with BDA on the implementation of our market leading production planning and control solution and we are confident that FastReactPlan will provide the necessary tools to drive further improvements in operational performance while reducing delivery times.

Oscar González, Coats Digital agent in LATAM

Developed exclusively for the fashion, textile and apparel industry, FastReactPlan reflects industry best practices and can be configured in multiple ways to suit the specific requirements of each company. The BDA project will include detailed planning of the sewing lines using the highly visual tools of the FastReactPlan planning board, as well as the scheduling of cutting, laundry and finishing processes.

Material requirements (MRP) and pre-production product development activities critical for on time start of production, are dynamically driven by the latest plan on a LEAN pull basis, ensuring clear visibility and alignment of priorities across departments and with suppliers. The solution includes the management of ranges, samples, costings, materials, and purchase orders, as well as best in class critical path management and full reporting.