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Lacoste fits automation systems

Clothing brand targets workload and process management

Devanlay-Lacoste, the producer of Lacoste brand clothes and accessories, has implemented two automation systems in order to improve planning and production.

The company chose two modules of the CA Service Automation software in a bid to target workload management, especially for its supply chain.

The CA Workload Automation system is in place to execute 2,800 IT jobs per day, including scheduled manufacturing processes and extra production for re-stocking orders. It has also beren vital in the company's creation of an e-commerce function.

Devanlay-Lacoste said it now has a global, real-time approach to IT workload planning and management, which will help the launch of Lacoste leather goods this year.

The CA Process Automation system is being used to automate IT processes, removing the need to use manual scripts.

Devanlay-Lacoste said its expansion from textile production to product distribution and marketing had put much heavier demands on IT.

Laurent Caroujat, head of planning in the company's IT department explained: "Previously production planning was carried out by one employee for each business and was fragmented."

He added: "Trying to support just-in-time production and fulfillment of orders, forced us to rethink how we plan as a business and more generally about how our IS support that."


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