SHIMA SEIKI Releases PLM Software for Flat Knitting Industry
Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. has announced the release of its new Shima KnitPLM software specifically engineered for the flat knitting industry.
Today's apparel industry is evolving at a rapid pace. New forms of retail such as fast fashion and e-commerce require new production infrastructure that support quick response and mass customization, and smart factories utilizing Industry 4.0 and IoT are key to the future of industry success. To that end SHIMA SEIKI has been introducing various products and services to enhance its TOTAL FASHION SYSTEM which advocates fully integrated apparel manufacturing from planning and design to production and sales promotion. Initiatives that have already materialized include the new "staf" web-based fashion trend archive that supports fashion planning, the SPS (Shima Private Server) cloud-based point-of-sales tool, and the Virtual Fitting System virtual-reality based fitting room.
To further support knit manufacturing in the 21st century, SHIMA SEIKI has developed the world's first PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system dedicated to flat knitting as a powerful implementation of IoT for realizing factory automation. With Shima KnitPLM, the entire manufacturing process of knitwear from planning to production can be visualized to support efforts in maximizing production efficiency throughout. To this end, SHIMA SEIKI has released the following software as part of Shima KnitPLM.
SHIMA SEIKI will continue to provide solutions for customers facing new issues such as diversified fashion trends, globally expanding production bases, and shortening of production lead times.
For more information please contact:
SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
Tel: +81 73-474-8210