Uniform manufacturing is a highly skilled process that involves intricate skills of designing and cutting and there’s none better than Kanko Gakuseifuku to understand this. Founded in 1854, Kanko has been delivering uniforms and gym uniforms to over 15,000 schools throughout Japan.
The peak production period for school uniforms in Japan is from January to March in preparation for the entrance ceremony in April. In such a scenario, amidst all production challenges, the cutting process continues to be the biggest bottleneck in the production of a wide variety of products in small lots with short delivery times.
This becomes more challenging in the case for slacks and skirts. There are many products with checkered patterns, and the process of matching the patterns requires lot of time and skill.
And this is where Fashion On Demand by Lectra impressed Kanko!
Impressed by its fast and accurate pattern matching cutting technology and efficient customised production, Kanko has implemented Fashion On Demand by Lectra that automates the complete personalisation process – everything from product development to final cutting stages.
A delighted Shigeru Ozaki, MD, Kanko, said that his company has high hopes that this revolutionary technology will help bring dramatic improvement in production efficiency and quality.
More on this, Akihiko Tanaka, MD, Lectra Japan, said that Lectra Fashion on Demand feels proud to have been selected by well-known and reputed brands to achieve digitalisation, while maintaining its brand value and business model developed over the years.
He added ““I am very happy that Kanko selected Fashion On Demand by Lectra as the first Japanese customer. Kanko valued the operation site that they often visited our cutting lab in Kobe to confirm their operation of mass-customisation production and they finally decided to invest in Lectra solution. By digitalising production process, our project team is glad to support Kanko to achieve dedicated production.”
Founded in 1973, Lectra today has 34 subsidiaries across the globe, serving customers in over 100 countries.