Global apparel manufacturer, Esquel Group, adopts new planning system to support growth plan
Esquel Group, one of the world’s largest producers of apparel for brands including Hugo Boss, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste has signed a deal to use Fast React’s (now Coats Digital) planning software as part of ambitious plans for the growth and increased productivity of its business.
The company produces nearly 100 million cotton shirts every year and turned to Fast React (Coats Digital) in order to centralise its capacity management and production planning capabilities across its manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Work has already begun on rolling out the software across the group’s Hong Kong head office and worldwide facilities that cover its production lines, multi-stage manufacturing processes as well as pre-production activities.
The Group Director of Information Technology of Esquel Group, Bridget Chan, said the organisation needed to make significant improvements to its management planning capabilities in order to achieve its projected growth plans.
“Esquel’s vertically integrated supply chain and worldwide operations require seamless and effective planning and controlled execution to meet customers’ rapidly changing demands and remain competitive in this fast moving industry.” said Bridget.
“We are very excited as we recognise Fast React’s (Coats Digital) potential as much more than just planning; it is a powerful management tool that helps Esquel to operate more effectively at all levels.”