“We rely on shorter production runs but still need to operate in a cost effective manner to keep our current price point even in the face of rising fabric expenses.”
The name Art Stone is synonymous with dance. Art Stone was a professional dancer and dance instructor; in 1960, he decided to use his knowledge of the industry in a new way—designing and manufacturing dance attire.
Art Stone designs and manufactures dance attire. Thus, the company knows all about the world of dance; its dance attire can be found in dance classes and competitions across the United States. With a product that has to capture attention on stage, the company needed a production process that could handle the intricate fabrics that sets it apart from the competition.
Lectra’s cut order optimization technology helped improve the company’s material consumption by 10 to 15 percent, and throughput by approximately 20 percent. The solution provided flexibility and responsiveness in the manufacturing process, while also allowing Art Stone to keep production close to consumers and achieve shorter time-to-market.
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