Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, recently hosted a technology day in New Delhi (India). Dedicated to the mass manufacturers, exporters and brands of India, the seminar presented the way forward to digitalization with Industry 4.0 and the methods that can help companies meet today’s challenges and address the highly competitive global market demands.

The event brought together 20 decision makers from leading manufacturers, exporters and brands community present in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad area.

India is currently moving towards adoption of technology to achieve efficiency. Today the impact of data generated by companies, and their optimization, plays a vital role in decision making. Smart manufacturing technology allows companies to achieve full supply chain transparency. By improving process visibility, they can adopt new business models, improve operational efficiency and produce in larger volumes. Thanks to innovative technology, exporters and manufacturers can define the KPI’s of their departments to analyze the measurable for informed decision making which supports to keep up in this rapidly moving fashion world. Somina Mehrotra, Field Marketing Manager, Lectra India, explained the audience how the industry is evolving to 4.0 and Cloud, and how Lectra has worked towards this transition into 4.0 to support its customers.

The way fashion is designed, developed, produced and consumed has changed. Rajeev Sharma, Solutions Consultant, Lectra India, presented the specific challenges faced by the fashion and apparel industry like fit, timely delivery, fabrics management and how addressing these minute areas at early stages can help companies define their goals to success. He also explained how connected development process enables companies to reunite the team members involved in product development process like pattern makers, product developers, cost & margin specialist, and marker makers, to work on a common platform, sharing data in real-time for specific styles, products and collections.

The event concluded on Lectra’s fabric cutting solutions, which supports fashion and apparel manufacturers to transform their production using Industry 4.0 principles on smart connected factories and how product development teams can speed up their processes with added-value technology.

Lectra’s offer empowers brands and manufacturers from design to production, providing them with the market respect and peace of mind they deserve. Founded in 1973, today Lectra has 32 subsidiaries across the globe, serving customers in over 100 countries. With nearly 1,700 employees, Lectra reported revenues of $313 mn in 2017. Lectra is listed on Euronext (LSS).