Levi’s is now using an automated laser system to make distressed jeans which were previously made through a manual process.. In addition to being able to make jeans based on orders (reducing inventory and time to market) the process is more environmentally friendly.
By delaying decisions on final products until much later in the process, LS&Co. can radically reduce its lead times from more than six months to as fast as weeks or days in some cases. This is made possible by staging garments that await their on-demand finish order closer to the market.
Read the press release here.