211 – Sayam Kochar of Techpacker – Develop, Track, Communicate

Managing data and communication with techpacks for design and production in fashion…

Sayam KocherSayam Kochar, CMO and Co-Founder of Techpacker (a simple and fast tool for fashion designers to develop faster, track all styles, work together with factories and convert everything to a tech pack) joins Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez, and Marc Raco on location at Sourcing by Coterie. Powered by Sennheiser.

Serving a need, growing from an open system, and a “bible of design”

Sayam KocherKochar discusses Techpacker’s web platform tool to create quality tech packs and synchronize with lightweight PLM infrastructures to manage entire data for production line, development and team. How the team, including his brother, came from fashion backgrounds, and how nothing else was out there to serve the needs. How Techpacker can provide in more “lightway” manner those services in a seamless way, how it is easy to upgrade, boasting about 14,000 users who have tried system to date including the initial open system. Kochar describes the significant R & D since then, and efforts to make communication easier, how they figured out what was causing time delays in production and design cycles, how a tech pack is a bible of design, and a “card” is individual element of style, with each card able to have the entire communication.

Integration, transparency, and Due Dates

Sayam KocherHow Techpacker’s platform has room to plug in third party software and apps, with a mission to provide good a tech pack making tool. Product development is an ongoing cycle, the goal to integrate with other apps and connect with anything, integration of APIs into other platforms, and how Techpacker is looking to integrate with Shopify for an added level of transparency into supply chains. Integrating into process flow, how tech packs can be read by a manufacturer, and how the format must be factory approved. A new feature called Due Dates that alerts a team by both email and in the Techpacker system for due dates for certain components.

A shared library, schools and marketing, and Bollywood movies

Sayam KocherHow the factory is providing the data a designer would normally have to input manually, via cards and shared library, allowing you also to answer a question on what a factory is good at. How Techpacker is monetizing and is a SaaS model with three tiers, from creation to scaling up a business. Integrating schools into the process, with a focus on value content and sharing, and thinking about connected devices and circuitry in fabric as an opportunity. A round of personal questions cover maintaining communication while traveling and staying connected in a meaningful way, embracing local languages, and Bollywood movies.

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