One of the most interesting startup to demo at UnPluggd’12 was “Intellocut” a stark difference from the run-of-the-mill startups focusing on the social media or hiring problems.
Intellocut, by Thredsol Software Private Limited, caters to the manufacturing industry and focuses on the niche of garments, upholstery and leather sectors. What they provide is a cutting room software which helps businesses to cut down on manual decision making in the factor’s cutting room to improve fabric usage, and reducing labor time.
The Delhi based startup was co-founded by Mausmi Ambastha, an expert in garment production and Manasij, the tech guy. Mausmi has been helping garment makers optimize their production in India and South East Asia for the last 7 years.
In any garment manufacturing unit, the largest share of the cost comes from the garment itself. Using Intellocut’s offering the duo have been able to reduce garment usage by 2-5%. It might not seem like a lot, but translates into million dollar savings for the huge factories in the real world.
Manasij points out that since they are in an entirely new domain they have to convince the enterprises over the effectiveness of their product. In simplest terms Intellocut finds the sweet spot between time and resources which go into the manufacturing process to have the optimum level of production. They typically begin by taking the client’s cutting room data for a given period and run it through their algorithms to show them how much more they could have saved on using Intellocut’s program. The savings vary but some organizations using their product boast of million dollar savings in cost in the form of reduced labor and fabric; and optimum utilization of resources.
The bootstrapped venture is a ten member team and has been active since the past two years. They offer their product in two major variants which include the on premises option which include the one time fees for the product along with options for annual maintenance, upgradation, license and a number of add-ons. The other model is the cloud based offering based on the Microsoft’s Azure. Out of the number of big label brands they have on board, Aditya Birla group’s Madura Garments which owns brands like Peter England and Allen Solly, stands out. They use Intellocut on their shop floors.
Watch Intellocut’s Demo at UnPluggd
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