FastReactFabric combines Coats Digital’s previous industry-leading IntelloCut and IntelloBuy solutions into one single platform, providing a closed-loop, continuous 360-degree feedback ecosystem between buying and cutting operations so those fashion manufacturers can accurately procure and utilize fabric effectively – reducing waste, boosting efficiency and significantly increasing their bottom line.
Akash Shah, Managing Director, Coats Digital, said: “We listened carefully to what our customers were saying about the fabric challenges they face, and realized that it made perfect sense to amalgamate and enhance our fabric cutting and buying solutions into one comprehensive single platform to eradicate key pain points in one swoop. With 70-80 percent of fashion manufacturing outlay attributed to fabric costs, the digitization of fabric-related processes is the most fundamental way that apparel manufacturers can make a real difference to their profits, as well as reduce the impact of fabric waste on the planet. We are very excited to be launching a comprehensive fabric solution that, will prove instrumental in redressing some of the financial damage suffered during the pandemic, whilst helping the apparel industry future-proof against incoming global legislation around waste and sustainability compliance, at the same time.”
FastReactFabric will increase fabric utilization significantly by automating and optimizing the estimation of fabric consumption at the buying stage, together with accurate cut planning and execution on the production floor, to eliminate time-consuming manual tasks and reduce fabric, water, and energy consumption. The new offering will ultimately unlock fabric buying and cutting data to deliver meaningful insights that drive confident decision-making – enabling fashion manufacturers to:
• Optimize operations – by capitalizing on fact-based buying processes that eliminate redundant stock• Make fast data decisions – using a 360-degree feedback loop to plan and cut more styles with accuracy and speed – thus creating precise fabric forecasts that meet the demand for increasing colorways and complexity• Streamline processes – delivering comprehensive visibility, removing bottlenecks, and unifying booking and cutting functionality
• For merchandising teams – FastReactFabric delivers accurate fabric forecasts by applying advanced intelligence to fabric data. These insights help apparel manufacturers quickly overcome the challenges caused by complex new styles, increasing colorways, and shrinking lead times.• For the cutting floor – FastReactFabric uses advanced algorithms to generate optimized cut plans from millions of possible combinations in one click. Manufacturers can gain complete control over their cutting rooms by optimizing key processes such as the generation of cut and lay plans and the allocation of fabric.