MTailor App: Custom Fitted Shirts Just a Click Away
Living in the 21st century definitely has its perks. Not only are we afforded conveniences like electricity and running water, we also have the unique ability to be as lazy as we possibly can. Yes, you read that correctly: We get to be lazy.
Need to deposit a check but don’t feel like driving a few blocks to the local bank? There’s an app for that.
Want to make a dinner reservation but dread the thought of speaking to an actual human being? No problem: There’s an app for that.
Why spend time waiting in line to check-in at the airport? Just pull up the app.
Hate shopping or can’t seem to ever find your perfect fit? Well you’re in luck: Now there’s an app for that, too!
Launched earlier this year, MTailor is an app created for the iPhone and iPad that allows users to capture their shirt size via mobile device and order custom-fit shirts in a variety of fabrics and colors. You can even select collar, sleeve and button types.
Starting at just $69 per shirt, MTailor offers free shipping and a 100% money back guarantee. Also, should you be unhappy with your purchase when it arrives, the company will re-do your measurements and re-send your order—and you never have to ship back the original.
So how does it work? Using the front-facing camera on your iPhone or iPad, just prop the device up against a wall and strip—well, not entirely, but it does require that you either go shirtless or wear a spandex t-shirt. And don't worry: boxers, briefs or boxer briefs are all viable options.
Once properly dressed (er, undressed), raise your arms to a specified level, circle around in front of the camera, enter your height and voila! Your custom-made, perfectly fitted shirt should arrive within two weeks. While this process may seem a bit odd, MTailor claims to be 20 percent more accurate with measurements than a professional tailor. And remember: If it doesn’t meet your standards, just try again!
Sorry ladies, but this app is currently geared towards men—then again, we tend to like shopping!
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.