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Nan Yang from Thailand adopts Coats Digital FastReactPlan


Coats Digital is delighted to announce that following the implementation of the FastReactPlan solution from leading vertically integrated apparel specialist Coats Digital, Nan Yan Textile Group has significantly reduced its planning time from three days to one and improved its OTDP by 10 percent since its adoption of FastReactPlan in 2019. The solution allowed the company to connect and consolidate information from disparate sources into a unified, highly visual system. Management and employees benefit from a single, clear view of the production plan, freeing up additional capacity to drive new business growth and providing the agility to quickly respond to customer change requests.

Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Nan Yang Textile Group was founded in 1958 and has now expanded to include 14 affiliated companies operating across multiple locations in Southeast Asia and the United States. As a vertically integrated company, Nan Yang offers a range of textile solutions from spinning, knitting to garment manufacturing. The company is dedicated to developing cutting-edge products and processes, sustainability and value-added services throughout the supply chain, creating an exceptional one-stop shop for its global partners. With a 360-degree view of the entire production process – from design to logistics, Nan Yang Textile Group has a unique understanding of its customers’ requirements and market trends, and openly encourages cross-functional innovation. The company employs more than 12,000 people and counts among its clients: Nike, Tommy Bahama, Lululemon, Spyder Omin and Puma, among others.

Nan Yang Textile Group in Thailand revolutionized its operations using FastReactPlan, reducing planning time to one day and increasing on-time delivery performance (OTDP) by 10%. Replacing Excel, this system improved collaboration, spending more time on strategic planning and achieving a 10 percent increase in overall efficiency.

Before implementing FastReactPlan, Nan Yang Textile Group found that relying on Excel spreadsheets to create capacity plans led to significant discrepancies between production plans and actual production results, causing serious gaps in performance. plans from the initial steps to the seam lines. The need to simplify instructions for adjusting line schedules in the factory also led to tedious meetings to make continual corrections, diverting valuable time and personnel from more strategic, value-added activities aimed at improving the company.

Without a proactive and reactive approach to managing deviations from the original plan, Nan Yang Textile Group struggled to manage tasks with complex style variations that used a more diverse range of materials. Because analyzing problems and finding the relevant information needed to solve them took a long time, there was often not only a delay in production operations, but also a failure to meet export deadlines.

Following the implementation of FastReactPlan, Nan Yang Textile Group quickly completely eradicated its reliance on spreadsheets from multiple sources, so that planning teams could benefit from access to business-critical planning information at from the same single, digitized source. Improved data visibility promotes seamless collaboration between teams, allowing them to quickly manage various orders and change requests. With FastReactPlan’s automatic notifications and data alerts, teams are able to proactively address issues and opportunities, such as predicting and planning minute-by-minute production changes needed across the factory floor, significantly improving forecasting effectiveness, while reducing the need to fight fires at the same time.

Since implementing FastReactPlan, Nan Yang Textile Group has been able to reduce its tedious planning time from three days to just one, meaning planners can spend 66% more time focusing their attention on improving the customer service and support for business growth. The increase in efficiency across the business also resulted in a remarkable 10% improvement in OTDP, saving significant overhead from overtime and transportation costs accelerated and unnecessary.

Kanjana Meim, Head of Production Planning Control Department, Nan Yang Textile Group, said: “FastReactPlan has been a game-changer for our production planning team, allowing us to forecast our plans in a visually intuitive way. The system’s ability to translate complex data into a highly visualized plan has proven invaluable, providing us with a comprehensive overview that allows our planners to anticipate and develop effective strategies.

Using color to identify backorders and material shortages has streamlined our decision-making processes, enabling rapid identification of critical issues requiring attention. Additionally, the efficiency function tailored by product type brought a new level of realism to our planning procedures. This nuanced approach ensures that our planning is not only effective, but also tailored to the unique demands of each product category. FastReactPlan’s capabilities have thus significantly improved the accuracy and responsiveness of our planning, and positioned us to excel in a fast-paced and ever-changing market.

Part of Coats Digital’s suite of core manufacturing solutions, FastReactPlan is a dynamic, visual production planning and control tool that optimizes delivery, efficiency and schedule. Designed and developed specifically for footwear and apparel manufacturers, it helps companies integrate capacity, critical path and materials into an integrated planning system.

Pakawan Veerarote, Customer Success Manager, Coats Digital: said: “Nan Yang Textile Group is globally recognized as ASEAN’s leader in innovative textile and apparel solutions and we are delighted that it has significantly optimized its production efficiency since adopting FastReactPlan. The solution provided greater data visibility and a single version of the truth, so all relevant departments could communicate easily to quickly root out issues, and we look forward to working closely with Nan Yang to continue supporting its scanning journey in progress.

Note: The content of this press release has not been edited by Fibre2Fashion staff.

Fibre2Fashion Information Desk (HU)


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