Apparel businesses are pressured to overcome the increasing labor costs across China and ASEAN countries and the impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to this industry. Developed alongside Brother Machinery (Asia) Limited, our latest white paper “Digital Transformation in the Apparel Industry: How to Improve Efficiency in Apparel Factory Supply Chain” suggests that digitalization is vital to address the current challenges in the apparel industry.
Integrating digital technology, such as IoT systems and automated machinery, is proven effective to boost apparel production by 5% and reduce 88% overall time and costs. About 75% of apparel manufacturers are also planning to adopt AI technologies to improve their supply chain’s flexibility. To effectively adopt digital transformation, our research suggests some critical considerations for apparel brands:
- Understand the Needs
Identifying current problems and possible digital-related actions to solve problems.
- Make Initiative Prioritization
Conducting assessments towards the urgency of prioritized problems and practical solutions.
- IoT and Visualized Data Implementation
Integrating IoT systems enable the data for each line and process to be correctly analyzed.
- Data Analysis and Action
Providing analysis of the improvement point for the manufacturers’ side.