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Lectra supports personalisation with Fashion On Demand Beth Wright | 5 Dec 18

Technology specialist Lectra is tapping into the strong demand for personalisation in the fashion industry with a new turnkey solution that automates on-demand production from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room.

New Lectra PLM release boosts supply-chain connectivity Beth Wright | 12 Sep 18

Technology specialist Lectra has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on collaboration and supply-chain digitalisation.

Japan's Kurabo invests in new fashion software Michelle Russell | 23 Jul 18

Japanese textile trading firm Kurabo International has invested in patternmaking software from apparel software and systems supplier Lectra to help the company gain more control over product quality.

Made-to-order apparel a highlight at Texprocess Americas John McCurry | 31 May 18

If there was a central theme to the 2018 edition of Texprocess Americas held in Atlanta last week, it was the movement towards made-to-order apparel. While this concept is in its relative infancy, equipment manufacturers are aggressively pursuing how to make it a reality.

Lectra apps boost product development speed Beth Wright | 12 Apr 18

As part of its Industry 4.0 strategy, technology specialist Lectra has released the first in a series of cloud-based applications that will boost the speed and efficiency of product development

Lectra solutions boost design and product development Beth Wright | 23 Mar 18

The latest offering from technology specialist Lectra includes two new solutions designed to help both design and product development teams better share information in a bid to boost speed and efficiency and keep up with consumer demands.

Ternua Group selects PLM to boost production Beth Wright | 9 Mar 18

Spanish outdoor clothing and sportswear firm the Ternua Group has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to increase its geographical presence by improving global teamwork.

Lectra snaps up Kubix Lab for EUR7m Beth Wright | 26 Jan 18

Technology specialist Lectra has inked a deal to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of Kubix Lab for EUR7m (US$8.7m) in a move it says will equip fashion customers with a new platform for managing product information.

Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 17

French ready-to-wear company Armor-Lux has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to accelerate product development and ensure the reliable exchange of data between product development teams and their sub-contractors.

Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 17

The multiple ways in which the fashion industry's ecosystem can use customer data was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion – with panellists agreeing its impact spans everything from customer satisfaction, to competitiveness, revenues or waste limitation.

Lectra Fashion PLM will help navigate Industry 4.0 Beth Wright | 8 Jun 17

Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled what it claims is the first product lifecycle management (PLM) solution designed to help fashion and apparel companies navigate the fourth industrial revolution and thrive in the era of digitalisation.

Lectra digitalising the cutting room with VectorFootwear Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 17

In a move to help digitalise the value chain for athletic footwear manufacturers and brands, technology specialist Lectra has developed a new VectorFootwear solution that transforms traditional cutting rooms into "state-of-the-art digitalised domains."

Lectra takes innovation to next level with Industry 4.0 Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 17

Smarter and better connected equipment and software, tools that are tailored to individual industries and end-users, and the use of big data to drive efficiency and responsiveness are all part of the new offering planned by technology specialist Lectra as it sets its sights on the Industry 4.0 era.

Retailer OVS to boost product development with PLM Beth Wright | 8 Mar 17

Italian fashion retailer OVS is restructuring its entire product development process with the help of Lectra’s product and collection lifecycle management solution.

Lectra to guide way into Industry 4.0 era Beth Wright | 1 Mar 17

Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new strategy, designed to help fashion and apparel companies succeed as they step into the Industry 4.0 era.

Lectra supply chain programme protects data Beth Wright | 23 Feb 17

Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new supply chain programme, designed to control the chain of data between brands, retailers and suppliers, and reduce time to market.

Cache Cache implements Modaris 3D for speed Beth Wright | 15 Feb 17

Womenswear retailer Cache Cache, part of French fashion retail group Beaumanoir, is implementing the 3D version of Lectra's Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping solution to ramp up product development and facilitate exchanges between sub-contractors.

Lectra promotes CFO Viala to executive vice president Beth Wright | 3 Feb 17

Technology specialist Lectra  has promoted its CFO, Jérôme Viala, to executive vice president for the group, a move that will see him contribute to the company's new strategic roadmap.

Industrias Haber's invests in Lectra cutting technology Beth Wright | 4 Jan 17

Mexican suit manufacturer Industrias Haber's has invested in cut-order planning technology from specialist Lectra to upgrade and optimise its cutting room as part of its commitment to managing the 130,000 garments it was producing a month as efficiently as possible.

China sportswear maker High Rock in made-to-measure move Leonie Barrie | 16 Dec 16

Chinese outdoor sportswear manufacturer High Rock is making the move from mass production to mass customisation thanks to a new investment in made-to-measure technology.

Shandong Ruyi invests in Lectra cutting technology Beth Wright | 23 Nov 16

Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group has invested in "state-of-the-art" digital and automated cutting technology from specialist Lectra to upgrade and optimise its cutting rooms as part of its commitment to a fully automated factory with expert cutting capabilities.

Open source is key in the move to new technology tools Beth Wright | 17 Nov 16

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, others are still struggling to find the best ways to leverage the potential benefits into their businesses.

Lectra Vector upgrade increases apparel productivity Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 16

Technology specialist Lectra has developed a new version of its Vector fabric cutting solution, which it says can increase productivity by up 10%. 

How technology is helping unravel supply chain challenges Michelle Russell | 2 Nov 16

Technology has a key role to play in helping brands, retailers and manufacturers to adapt their business models to meet changing consumer demands – be it implementing changes around design, fit or product innovation.

How Under Armour's Lighthouse will disrupt production Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 16

US sportswear giant Under Armour says it wants to propel its brand into the future through a new state-of-the-art Lighthouse manufacturing innovation facility that brings new opportunities in local-for-local manufacturing and customised products. Described by the group as its "magic bullet" and barely three months old, there are already plans for a second centre – and for the launch of several contract factories next year.

Lectra launches Modaris V8 product development tool Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 16

Technology specialist Lectra has upgraded what it says is the most widely used 2D/3D pattern making and grading solution for the apparel and textile industry worldwide.

Under Armour to use Lectra tools in new innovation hub Beth Wright | 14 Sep 16

Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour is to use advanced cutting room solutions from technology specialist Lectra in its new Lighthouse manufacturing and design centre.

Tools to help choose an apparel PLM vendor Lee Adendorff | 4 Aug 16

Product lifecycle management (PLM) has become so entrenched in modern manufacturing that it has spawned its own academic discipline and a massive body of research. And some common themes are evident when it comes to selecting a PLM vendor.

How to determine if PLM is right for your company Lee Adendorff | 3 Aug 16

Companies trying to determine if product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are right for them should note that size is not an obstacle; these systems can be useful to businesses of nearly any size.

Quick wins a key part of the 3D virtual design puzzle Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 16

While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools, some of the tips for building buy-in include inspiring trust in the technology, and identifying quick and obvious wins.








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