Abrupt cessation of commercial activity during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has dealt severe blows to fashion companies caught up in the manufacturer-push model. The public health crisis has also brought into sharp focus the industry’s broken production-distribution model.
Fashion manufacturing in the post-COVID-19 world
How on-demand production will redefine supply chain processes
Demand-driven fashion manufacturing is the winning model that can help the industry survive and thrive well beyond the public health crisis. The on-demand production model can enable buyers, manufacturers and their suppliers to build responsive, flexible and sustainable value chains that can deliver the right product in the right amount at the right time. Digital transformation is no longer an option, but a requirement.
This is especially true in the cutting room, where repetitive manual tasks and labor-intensive processes can hold up production. The new normal inside the cutting room is necessarily founded upon automation, which can eliminate human error, save time, improve quality and raise overall productivity.
We’ve reviewed the most significant developments of this watershed moment and have put together an e-guide on the way forward for fashion’s supply chain players.
Download our e-Guide for insight into fashion’s future supply chain and the digital cutting room