Opti Express provides the fastest and simplest zips sampling service in the market. Currently the lead time for a standard zip sample averages 14 days but Coats Opti Express reduces this to just five days. The lead time for a fully customized zip will be reduced from several weeks to 10 days.
The increased speed of delivery is due to a newly created digital tool which helps customers quickly and easily select the most appropriate zip sample for their needs, specify the shade and length and select a puller. Production of the sample starts as soon as the request is submitted and the digital tool also helps eliminate several time consuming manual interventions in the ordering and production process.
Each individual zip comprises several elements including tape, teeth, slider and puller but with so many different varieties and styles to each element, the choice can be overwhelming and consequently time consuming. Opti Express has a large and easily searchable online catalog of components featuring intuitive layouts, automated zip and puller configuration and guidance to easily select the right zip and puller.
Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Industrial, Coats Group plc, said: ‘Coats Opti Express is an industry game changer. It makes zip selection simple, quick and easy and significantly reduces sample delivery time.’
Picking the perfect colour match is also made easy using the Coats Colour Capsure device and the online application helps locate the closest sample. Custom pullers can be ordered using four rapid sampling options. These include technical drawings for bulk production in two days, 3D plastic samples printed within three days and the Coats propriety cast metal prototype, the ProtoPul, ready in five days. It is also possible to track the order request at all times by logging on to the online system.
The new service has been piloted in China, Sri Lanka, UK and the US and is now being rolled out to more customers. The next phase of the project will be to add a ‘Bulk’ order facility to help convert sample requests to bulk orders
To find out more about Coats Opti Express and view the product film go to www.coatsoptiexpress.com
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