Shima Seiki has launched a new portal site – Shima Online, which introduces its various web-based services. Taking advantage of the IoT technology, Shima Seiki supports its users in all stages of product supply chain through various web-based services, ranging from fashion trend information and archive of knit samples to production management and training support. The various web services available on the new portal are Shima KnitPLM, FAQ, Users’ Site, staf, yarnbank and Shima Seiki E-learning.
The Shima KnitPLM website features the world's first PLM system dedicated to the flat knitting industry. Shima KnitPLM connects Shima Seiki products with the customer's core systems such as ERP and SCM using the latest IoT technology, and ensures traceability and improved productivity throughout the value chain. In addition, seamless data link among software eliminates the need for data input at each stage, achieving workflow automation and labour saving.
FAQs about Shima Seiki products are answered, eliminating the need for direct inquiry. A search function is available for searching topics using key words. Furthermore some questions are answered in an easy-to-understand manner through the use of videos. The range of products handled by FAQ will expand continually.
At the user’s site, an archive of approximately 10,000 original knit samples is available for free viewing by Shima Seiki users. Users may purchase knitting data as well.