With Gerber AccuNest, United Creations could only process one marker at a time and run costing markers simultaneously for up to five minutes. They were not operating at maximum efficiency, being limited by this time constraint. Flex Offer by Lectra came with multiple marker-making tracks like Urgent, Standard and Strategic, allowing marker makers to prioritize their marker lists and handle sudden activity peaks. As they can choose between 1, 4 and 12-hour processing on the strategic track, they can now calculate their fabric consumption faster, thus saving almost a day in costing for customers. Thanks to increased accuracy and efficiency, they have managed to save one percent more of their fabric.
United Creations and Lectra: The way forward
United Creations has already taken its first steps in automation with Gerber in 2001. Spurred by the recent merger between Lectra and Gerber and its satisfaction with the results of this software integration, the company plans to further align itself with the newly formed group by upgrading the rest of its solutions.