Standard Group, one of Bangladesh's leading garment manufacturers, has chosen FastReact planning as it's first step into technology, to assist them in the management and control of their growing business.

Standard Group produces casual items for men, ladies and children, for customers such as American Eagle, Esprit, Gap Inc, Gymboree, Sears and many others. They employ around 21,000 people and produce about 2 million garments a month in 10 factories in the Dhaka area.

Mr Hasnat Mosharraf (Director) explained why FastReact was chosen:

"To be more competitive in this industry you need to focus on cutting losses. One of our major problems is properly planning of our production lines; visibility in the planning process is lacking. FastReact will enable us to do better planning and forecasting. Secondly the software will allow us to monitor and improve the production flow, thus it reduces loss due to non productive time.

FastReact is the leading production planning tool in the market. It takes in detailed information and creates a easy to manage visible planning scenario. In our industry, it's certainly the most reputable one. So we wanted to go with someone who has the expertise and depth of knowledge in the fashion industry".

Simon Gibson, Managing Director of Fast React Asia added:
‘'We are delighted to be working with Standard Group on this project. Within the industry, too many companies still struggle on with cumbersome and disjointed manual systems and poor business level visibility. Nobody disputes the need for good planning and most now simply accept that FastReact is ‘The best tool for the job'. Yet unfortunately, too many are still failing to act fast enough.

Dynamic and proactive companies such as Standard Group are determined to achieve and retain competitive advantage in a tough sector. They see good planning as the very foundation for achieving this and an opportunity to excel at customer service.

As with all our customers, we look forward to establishing a long standing and close working relationship with Standard Group, where our continual investment in FastReact guarantees them a future proof product and continued business benefits, not just now, but also in the future".