Today’s apparel and footwear manufacturers are faced with increasingly fragmented order books and demands for much shorter lead times! This drives significant additional complexity and cost to add to the challenges of rising labour costs and typically static prices. Existing manual and disconnected systems used to manage key business processes are no longer sustainable. The adoption of best practice processes and digitization of production planning and control (PPC) is critical to responding quickly and efficiently to these challenges.

FastReactPlan (previously named Evolve) supports a faster, more reliable order confirmation process and a production plan which is optimised for delivery, efficiency and speed. Developed specifically for fashion manufacturers of all sizes, FastReactPlan is configured to reflect industry best practice and specific business requirements. The highly visual, flexible ‘drag and drop’ approach to planning allows effective master planning across multiple factories, as well as fast, detailed and accurate scheduling of manufacturing lines/machines. Supporting processes are also managed in FastReactPlan, with materials and pre-production activities dynamically driven by the latest plan on a LEAN ‘just in time’ basis.