Lectra helps sustainable onshore manufacturer BMC go from design to print, cut and stitch in hours
New York, April 29, 2022 – A major global player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra designs industrial intelligence solutions (software, equipment, data and services) for brands, manufacturers and retailers. Lectra is equipping Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) with its range of Gerber AccuMark® solutions and the Gerber Z1 cutting machine for its manufacturing site in Phoenix, Arizona.
A bespoke womenswear manufacturer, BMC is known for its revolutionary on-demand business model, which provides customized garments through onshore manufacturing to improve sustainability and profitability. All products are sold prior to production, minimizing fabric waste and excess inventory, which greatly reduces costs. By adopting this model, BMC also gains agility in helping its customers respond to sudden changes in consumer demand, tastes and preferences. “Our goal is to provide a viable alternative to the traditional supply chain by reducing production times from months to minutes,” says J. Kirby Best, managing director, Bespoke Manufacturing Company.
BMC chose Lectra’s Gerber Z1 cutter and Gerber AccuMark CAD system to power its iCreate.Fashion platform, which serves as the backbone of its on-demand factory. This technology ecosystem incorporates a digital printing solution, Kornit Presto, and AccuMark 2D from Lectra, AccuMark Made-to-Measure solutions, as well as GERBERcutter® Z1 that enable BMC to go from design to print, cut and stitch in minutes. , without having to face the risk of errors. With Lectra’s solutions, BMC can simplify and automate the on-demand production process, without having to deal with complex logistical problems and long lead times. As a result, they can achieve high productivity using fewer resources and manpower, ensure continued profitability, and expand their business to other regions with the same production model.
“Compared to mass production, the on-demand model fits well with the new fashion normality, as it digitizes the supply chain, creates minimal waste and is more agile to meet consumer needs. Traditionally, it is a complicated and tedious process, with long lead times. Our Industry 4.0 technology connects the dots to enable more and more pioneering companies like BMC to adopt this way of manufacturing without any of its drawbacks, thanks to automation. By helping BMC, we are fostering a flexible and responsible manufacturing mindset, which is a step towards the future of the fashion industry. At the same time, we are bridging the gap between profitability and environmental sustainability “, says Lenny Marano, President, Americas, Lectra.
As a major player in the fashion, automotive and furniture markets, Lectra contributes to the Industry 4.0 revolution with audacity and passion by providing the best technologies.
The group offers industrial intelligence solutions – software, equipment, data and services – that facilitate the digital transformation of the companies it serves. In doing so, Lectra helps its customers push their limits and unlock their potential. The group is proud to say that its 2,400 employees are driven by three core values: being open-minded thinkers, trusted partners and passionate innovators.
Founded in 1973, Lectra recorded a turnover of 388 million euros in 2021 and is listed on Euronext (LSS). For more information, visit lectra.com.
About the bespoke manufacturing company:
Custom Manufacturing Company, LLC. specializes in the production of one-off clothing activated by the purchase. BMC has developed technologically advanced manufacturing and distribution solutions for the on-demand apparel industry. Its factory model automates and integrates every aspect of the manufacturing process from order entry to delivery. Integrated components driven by complex software solutions allow BMC to produce unique SKUs on demand, thus eliminating inventory costs and simplifying the supply chain.
iCreate.Fashion (iCreateone, Inc.) is an industrial platform designed for brands and designers to create, track, store and distribute their traditional human-readable technology packages and their machine-readable Smart Tech Packs (STPs) to retailers and manufacturers globally. iCreate also built an Integrated Manufacturing System (M3) designed to eliminate as many human activities as possible in order to deliver customized on-off on-demand products.
BMC is located at 3100 East Broadway Road in Phoenix, AZ.