With risk and uncertainty persisting far beyond the pandemic, fashion’s traditional supply chain structures are proving ill-suited to overcoming disruption. The solution lies in replacing as many analogue links as possible to create a new, all-digital value chain.
For fashion to reduce its carbon footprint, it must first find the right tools and processes to quantify emissions across its global, multi-tier supply chains. Sitting at the centre of the product lifecycle, PLM and integrated platforms could hold the key to measurement and management.
For fashion to truly scale its Digital Product Creation ambitions, the industry must switch from thinking about 3D as something to buy into, to recognising that the full potential of DPC requires a deeper commitment.
When it comes to true sustainability, it’s the combination of the BOM, BOP & BOL that will achieve results. If brands and retailers really want to be truly sustainable they will need to measure the impact of their material choices as well as their manufacturing processing.
Replacing traditional dyeing methods with new digital solutions has the potential to transform an overlooked area of production. But how far can digital dyeing go, and what does a future ecosystem built around it look like?
We talk to SO REAL about how cross-industry innovation promises to help automate the creation of digital twins for fashion - at scale, and at speed.
As fashion enters a new era of constant uncertainty, smart forecasting and demand planning is a step in the right direction. But it needs to lead to a new model of production, too.
The traditional supply chain is overdue for an overhaul, but how should you approach switching to a demand-chain?
The long-standing "push" model of apparel production could soon be replaced, at least in part, by an all-digital data-driven "pull". Here's how that could happen.
Fashion is facing change on a grander scale than anything in living memory. Now is its chance to move from the traditional supply model to a true demand chain.
The end of our examination of all things 3D, this summary sets out some practical steps you can take to realise your 3D ambitions.
3D body scanning and body data platforms create the opportunity to use virtual twins of people as well as products.
We examine the history of sizing surveys, and look forward to a future where fit can be personalised through technology.
As fashion rushes headlong to embrace 3D, it is vital that virtual materials can be judged based on their look, "feel", and performance.