As the global economy and the readymade garment sector recovers from the Covid-19 crisis, the need for fast, detailed, and accurate planning and control of manufacturing processes is more acute than ever before. Coats Digital's market-leading FastReactPlan software solution will play a crucial role in ensuring that the Azim Group is able to navigate through the Covid-19 crisis and emerge stronger by responding quickly, efficiently, and sustainably to customer demands, a press release by Coats Digital says.
Established in 1975, Azim Group manufactures garments for leading brands in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Its clients include American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, Aeropostale, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Kohl's, Walmart and Amazon.
Currently, the group comprises of 13 multi-category garment manufacturing units located in Dhaka and Chattogram, supplying woven, sweater and denim products, as well as a further 2 four-tier factories which support a vertically integrated manufacturing model, the release adds.
Azim Group is committed to becoming a benchmark for garment manufacturers in Bangladesh and beyond. It's engagement with various global programs such as the ZDHC, The Higg Index and Amfori BEPI, is a testament to its commitment to the highest sustainability standards. Azim Group factories are certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Organic Content Standard (OCS) and OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
Farhan Azim, Deputy Managing Director, Azim Group, says, "Our response to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis is key for the sustainability of the RMG sector in Bangladesh. After ensuring the health and safety of our people, we must drive forward with innovative strategies which will enable us to operate more efficiently and flexibly. FastReactPlan will allow us to optimise our planning with a highly visual and sophisticated system across multiple processes, and solve the major challenge of drastically shrinking delivery lead times."
With a firm belief that digitalisation has an important role to play in the sustainable and efficient use of key resources including people and materials, Azim Group will utilise FastReactPlan from Coats Digital to optimise capacity planning, with materials and pre-production activities dynamically driven by the latest plan on a JIT, LEAN basis, the press release said.
The Azim Group project will include detailed planning of the sewing lines as well as the scheduling of cutting, laundry and finishing processes within its denim specialised subsidiary, Global Outerwear Ltd, using the highly visual, sophisticated tools of the FastReactPlan planning board.