Ametex is the largest textile company in Bolivia. Its vertically integrated production process starts from the import of cotton fiber which is then made into yarn in a spinning mill that is one of the most modern and highly equipped in the world today. Founded in 1965, Ametex now operates seven different plants, in a fully integrated manufacturing chain from spinning to sewing and embellishment operations. The company’s international customers include Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Kids, Polo Jeans and Express. It also caters for the national market with lines of men’s, women’s and children’s casual wear and sports apparel.
The Datatex solution supports Ametex’s business from end-to-end, from the acquisition of customer orders to the launch of production activities, from procurement to order fulfillment with complete integration of the different departments involved. The ‘size’ element of the garment manufacturing is tailored to fit Ametex requirements. In particular it allows orders to be received in European sizes while production is managed in USA sizes. The standard Datatex package was implemented with a certain amount of specific programming to support Ametex’s special color-handling needs. Another important feature is the material-tracing function: it ensures the final quality of the garments, allocating each lot of material to specific work orders in the production chain.