GlobalData: Industry 4.0 must weave into clothing supply chain

February 6th, 2020

The clothing sector must embrace Industry 4.0 to boost productivity and harness creativity by providing a single, connected platform for all supply chain processes, according to the latest information from GlobalData. Industry 4.0—or the fourth industrial revolution—is a hot topic in manufacturing. The premise is that combining new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine […]

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Are you ready for the new digital future?

May 1st, 2019

Industrial Revolution 4.0 is here. by Connie Huffa Reprinted with permission of Steiger Participations SA, Vionnaz, Switzerland. Humans were born to learn and innovate. By nature, we constantly define, measure, analyze, improve and control our environments. Whether we know it or not, by wanting the latest and greatest we are changing not only how we […]

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Enhancing workplace (and worker) performance: automation and technology, equipment ROI and the new workforce

July 1st, 2018

Canvas Innovations in Holland, Mich., focuses on custom marine canvas and upholstery products, says owner Chris Ritsema. The company also has a smaller portion of the business dedicated to other textile-related products, such as porch enclosures, shade sails, awning recovery, furniture covers, golf cart enclosures and a wealth of other custom projects. “We continue to […]

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Manufacturing fuels innovation

November 1st, 2017

And I know this happens because I took economics, and I’d explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o’clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye.   ~Lewis Black When I was in college, I took a […]

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Industry 4.0: the new manufacturing

November 1st, 2017

Automation in the textile industry has brought with it an increasing need for better communication within the manufacturing plant, as well as between manufacturers at different stages of the supply chain. Dialogue between people is one thing, but getting machines to speak to one another is a whole new challenge—a digital Tower of Babel that […]

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