Grupo Textil Providencia selects Fast React’s software solutions to increase efficiency
Mexican based, vertically integrated textile business, Grupo Textil Providencia implements Fast React’s Visionng PLM and Evolve Production Planning solutions to increase the speed and efficiency of their end-to-end processes and to support their continued growth.
The new partnership comes as Providencia celebrates 60 years as one of the most recognized and respected textile businesses in Mexico, and one of the largest producers of high quality blankets in the world.
Founded in 1958, Providencia’s success has been built on a relentless commitment to quality, innovation and investment in people and the very latest technology. Based in Tlaxcala, Mexico, a zone traditionally dedicated to textiles, Providencia is a fully integrated manufacturer from warping of yarn, through knitting, printing, cut-sew and finishing of garments to distribution.
As the undisputed leader in the market, Providencia commercializes its production under its own brands as well as licenses such as Disney and Marvel. They achieve this using a multi-channel strategy that includes direct online, catalogue and sales through their own retail stores, as well as wholesale to retailers in Mexico and overseas markets including the USA.
A commitment to continuous improvement and constant investment, has allowed Providencia to deliver consistently outstanding quality and service, and the business is proud to have been recognized with a number of prestigious industry awards including the National Quality Award and the National Exporters Award.
To diversify its business model and increase its market share, Providencia has recently started new business units like Providencia Prints, a division dedicated to the design and production of digital paper for sublimation based on high technology, personalization and quick delivery.
Jose Antonio Torre L, Providencia’s Managing Director, commented: “As we move to the next phase of our business growth, it is critical that we continue to improve the speed and agility of every aspect of our operation, reducing the time that it takes to move from conception to delivery as well as ensuring fast turnaround of replenishment orders.
“At the same time as increasing speed and agility, we must also continue to improve the efficiency of our operations, even when handling a dramatically increasing level of complexity driven by new business models, growth and more order fragmentation. One of our key priorities is to ensure that we have the best systems and processes to support fast, efficient product development, and thereafter production planning across multiple processes, with early warning of potential issues to ensure a smooth production flow which allows optimizing of delivery and productivity.”