UK-based Coats Digital, leading technology solutions provider for the apparel industry, has announced that global fashion manufacturer Handa Industries has selected its FastReactPlan to digitally transform its production processes, enabling it to respond agilely to more complex order requests, streamline production processes, and improve its on-time delivery targets.
FastReactPlan will become the cornerstone solution of Handa Industries’ digital transformation programme and will be used to integrate and connect other data sources into a single platform to ensure optimum visibility for all production teams, according to a joint press release by Coats Digital and Handa Industries.
Founded in 1995, Handa Industries is an integrated fashion supply chain pioneer, producing fashion garments in a myriad of categories, from high-end sports apparel to fast fashion. The company is headquartered in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, and has a number of subsidiaries and production bases across China, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Handa looks after more than 8,000 employees at home and abroad and produces over 50 million pieces a year.
Investing significantly in research and development and advanced production equipment, Handa Industries specialises in quality design and the weaving, dyeing, and finishing of weft knitted fabrics. The company is a valued member of the National Functional Knitted Fabric Development Base and has secured many accolades including the China National Textile Industry Council Product Development Contribution Award. It was recently named a National Functional Knitted Fabric Fashion Trend Research Centre by the National Textile Product Development Centre and is an active member of the Textile Supply Chain Green Manufacturing Industry Innovation Alliance and the 30·60 Chinese Fashion Brands Climate Innovation Action Carbon Neutrality Accelerator programme.
As a core part of Coats Digital’s Manufacturing Solution Suite, FastReactPlan is a dynamic, highly visual production planning and control tool that optimises delivery, efficiency, and lead times. It is designed and developed specifically for the fashion manufacturing industry, and helps enterprises integrate capacity, critical path, and materials into an integrated planning system that has been adopted by hundreds of companies around the world, added the release.