To achieve a more sustainable future, the UK apparel industry must embrace technology, collaborate across the supply chain, promote employee well-being and win buy-in from the very top. So says business information company Textiles Intelligence.
Technology will form the backbone of the industry’s strategy of achieving sustainability. In fact, digital technologies will represent an essential component in the delivery of the change which the industry requires in order to realise a more sustainable future.For the most part, the technology already exists to support this, and it can help with a number of sustainability initiatives -- including supply chain traceability, reducing materials use, delivering greater business resilience through better planning, intelligent market management and channel allocation, and the adoption of new business models.
However, digital transformation can require significant investment. As a result, commitment to change needs to come from the top. Without buy-in at senior level and strategic implementation, digital transformation will not be achieved and initiatives will not succeed. Without top level support and an integrated transformation program, efforts may be hindered by a lack of alignment on targets and a failure to understand the changes to operating models and capabilities which are required.As well as digital technologies, the apparel industry must embrace collaboration if it is to achieve a more sustainable future.
By Fashionating World