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Made-to-order a highlight at Texprocess Americas

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...

Lectra Industry 4.0 takes innovation to next level

Smarter and better connected equipment and software, tools that are tailored to individual industries and end-users, and the use of big data...

Beth Wright | 17 Nov 2016

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.

Michelle Russell | 2 Nov 2016

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.

Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 2016

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.

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2016

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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Beth Wright | 12 Apr 2018

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

Beth Wright | 23 Mar 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 9 Mar 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 2017

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.

Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 8 Jun 2017

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.

Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2017

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."

Beth Wright | 8 Mar 2017

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

Beth Wright | 1 Mar 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 15 Feb 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 3 Feb 2017

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.

Beth Wright | 4 Jan 2017

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.

Leonie Barrie | 16 Dec 2016

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.

Beth Wright | 23 Nov 2016

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.

Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 2016

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

Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 2016

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.

Beth Wright | 14 Sep 2016

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.

Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 2016

Faced with demand for constant newness and reasonable quality at the lowest possible price, apparel manufacturers could learn from the lean production techniques that have proved effective in the automotive industry, a new white paper says.

Beth Wright | 8 Jul 2016

Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new subsidiary in Vietnam as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asian market.

Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 2016

Italian apparel manufacturing company Zamasport has selected Lectra Fashion PLM to help improve its product development processes for luxury brand collections.

Katie Smith | 16 Mar 2016

Lectra has appointed former Dassault Systèmes executive, Jason Adams, as president of its North American business, with responsibility for bolstering the technology specialist's presence in its main market sectors.

Katie Smith | 26 Feb 2016

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.

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