2013-03-26 18:08:57 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lectra Fashion PLM Continues to Evolve to Industry Needs
Lectra Fashion PLM V3R2 encourages collaboration with a visual, ergonomic and
dynamic interface for improved product lifecycle management
Paris, March 26, 2013 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology
solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,
technical textiles and composite materials-is pleased to announce the release of
Lectra Fashion PLM V3R2.
"In a complex and changing fashion environment, team alignment is critical to
supporting business growth strategies such as
adding new product lines or
brands, expanding into new geographies or adding sourcing options such as near-
shoring," comments Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
To meet these challenges, the latest version of Lectra Fashion PLM helps fashion
teams work collaboratively and efficiently in a fashion-friendly environment. By
federating design, development and sourcing, companies can make quick and
informed decisions at any time from concept to production facilitating both
flexibility and team alignment.
New features for searching and information sharing
Managers, designers, product developers and buyers all need to share product
development information in order to stay on track and get products to market on
time-but working together effectively is just as important as reliable
"It is very important that the entire apparel product lifecycle process be solid
before implementing technology. It is equally as important that there be buy-in
from all teams, all levels, including design. The new solution must be sticky,"
advises Anastasia Charbin, Fashion Marketing Director, Lectra. "Coupled with
industry best-practices, the latest release of Lectra Fashion PLM meets these
One of the most critical functions is to find necessary information in a fast
and visual way. "We have overhauled this process based on feedback from our user
community so that a fashion-friendly search for a single product reference
(SKU), groups of similar products, similar fabrications or an entire product
line is possible with different ways to refine results. Managers and users can
design and save their own search criteria and view information as it is useful
to them," Anastasia Charbin concludes.
Product development teams also now benefit from a unique shared access when
building a Bill of Material (BoM) to improve team collaboration and thus
productivity. In addition to saving precious time and increasing on time
delivery, Lectra has enhanced access options so that different teams may update
information in different ways concurrently. Waiting time is decreased while the
quality of information is improved, thus speeding decision-making and time to
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced
specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a
broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),
automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide
variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries,
wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in
more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues.
The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40
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