1.1 Digitalized manufacturing

Digitization is the automation of the traditional manual and paper-based processes, from analogue to digital form . In today’s fashion industry, digitized manufacturing has already been employed in some factories, and more and more companies have started paying attention to digitalization. In this section, some local models will be presented.

1. Digitalized Manufacturing and Business Models

Digitized manufacturing and digitally-enabled new business models have been identified as one potential technology trend for Hong Kong’s re-industrialization of the fashion industry. The explosion in big data and new computing capabilities with advances in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and human-machine interaction will disrupt manufacturing. It is believed that Read more…

1.1.4 Development work

Based on the market drivers and involved technologies for corresponding product and service, the following prioritized developmental work is recommended: Digitalization of production processes Virtual design and simulation Digitally enabled business model Automation and robotics in manufacturing Digital supply chain infrastructure

1.1.3 Technology

To realize these products and service, six key technologies have been recommended, including: processing automation and robotics digitization e-retailing new business model micro infrastructure network Advanced processing, automation and robotics technology can enhance the transformation from traditional processes to automated manufacturing. Digitization-related technologies facilitate the development of 3D design and Read more…

1.1.1 Market drivers

Agile supply chain The development of fast fashion and multi-seasonal fashion collections require faster reactions from the entire supply chain. Only those manufacturers with capacity in the agile supply chain can survive and satisfy market needs. Digitization provides possibility in higher efficiency, lower defect rate and better responsive production time, Read more…