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// EXPERT PROFILE //

THE SOLUTION IS SPEEDING
UP MOST OF THE
PROCESSES THANKS TO THE
CLEAR VISION OF PRODUCTION
SCHEMES –
SINCE IT ’ S WELL INTEGRATED TO ALREADY
EXISTING PROCESSES IT GIVES US
INSIGHTS ON WHERE AND HOW TO ENHANCE AND INCREASE
AGILITY .
How will it help you diversify your production ?
As it is , the solution is perfectly tailored for the kind of production processes Lemahieu is dealing with . It has many standard features ( above 85 %) which meet existing demands , especially when it comes to integrating the whole network of complexities ( fabrics , processes , relationships with providers ) and the Infor team is working on the rest to integrate some specifics .
How does it help you respond to the dynamics of the market ?
The solution is speeding up most of the processes thanks to the clear vision of production schemes – since it ’ s well integrated to already existing processes it gives us insights on where and how to enhance and increase agility . Also as we are integrating the solution on multiple devices ( including mobile ones ) the communication between departments is faster and more efficient ( from design to production and shipment ).
Can you tell me more about your strong social identity – what makes up this identity ?
The ‘ made in France ’ is very important to Lemahieu – three years ago we acquired the company with a clear ambition to create a new dynamic based on a local ( regional ) ecosystem . We really wanted to create a new economy in the region ( new jobs , new companies ). We strongly believe that it is possible to manufacture locally and to generate more opportunities around the business .
How does the company make sure it is environmentally friendly ?
We have a strong Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR ) policy – we aim to be 100 % local and eco-friendly ( meet carbon neutrality standards ) by 2030 , use 100 % of organic cotton at the end of the year ( 2021 ) and we are putting in place many initiatives to get the B Corp label in 2024 ( prestigious CSR label in France ).
How has the brand changed since it was founded in 1947 ?
It used to be a family-owned business – started in the basement of a house to become one of France ’ s most prolific underwear manufacturers . It changed hands for decades but remained strongly attached to local production standards . It was the first French company from the North Region to receive the ‘ Origine France Garantie ’ label in 2012 . It was acquired three years ago to give a definitive 100 % locally produced direction . �
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