Many companies now follow a hybrid model which off-course influences their sourcing pattern.
Chris Nicolaes talks about the sourcing industry and the latest technological innovations with Mary Christine Joy. Synopsis: Lectra is a multi-national company employing thousands of employees. It provides integrated technology solutions to companies worldwide. In the apparel and fashion industry, they cover a broad area including collection, management, facilitating collaboration and enhancing the value of customer's brand equity. Chris began his career in 1982 as a management consultant with RND, a consultancy firm. He holds an MBA from Newport University, Utrecht, and degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Eindhoven University of Technology, also in the Netherlands. He was recently appointed as the MD of Lectra for Germany and Eastern European regions. Excerpts:
Being newly appointed to this responsible position, what vision do you, Chris Nicolaes, have in mind for Lectra Germany and Eastern Europe?
What are your strengths that will help you in taking your vision forward?
If we ask in general, can you let us know of the latest technological innovations going on in fashion, textile and technical textiles industry?
Germany has always remained an ardent adapter of latest technologies. Do you agree? Please explain your stand?
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