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QUICK RESPONSE PRODUCTION PLANNING SYSTEM WITHIN A COMPUTER INTEGRATED LOGISTIC CONCEPT FOR THE TEXTILE-APPAREL-RETAIL-PIPELINE

Objective



One of the key factors for the European textile and clothing industry in order to sustain competition is to win the "time race" against low cost producers around the world.

The application of "Quick Response Strategies" calls for the development of production planning concepts and instruments. It should thus be possible to improve significantly planning throughout the whole textile and clothing chain, both within each stage of production and between the various stages and/or partners, and also to integrate planning in a logistics concept. In order to do so, a consortium of partners will develop and implement planning methods and components based on the current state of the art of software technology and communication networks. A computer-controlled planning of production and logistics will thus be achieved, which will help to greatly reduce throughput times within each processing stage (e.g. spinning, dyeing, knitting, finishing, making-up) as well as lead times between these various stages. Moreover, this will contribute to a significant reduction of buffer stocks of intermediate and end products.

To achieve this, after a thorough system analysis, the experimental systems for the major processing stages will be developed within a consortium of representatives of the European knitting industry. Thus, after developing new components for computer-aided planning (logging of the operational data, monitoring of machines and control of orders), the latter will be tested. Since the partners of this consortium are spread out over the whole EC-area, special attention will be given to the portability of the solutions and to the development of concepts for knowledge transfer. Further predominant points of the project are the planning overlapping the various stages of textile manufacturing as well as the integration in the supply and sales organisation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SCHIESSER AG
Address
Schutzenstraße 18
78315 Radolfzelle
Germany

Participants (10)

BARCO GRAPHICS NV
Belgium
Address
President Kennedy Park 35
8500 Kortrijk
BAUER HEIKO
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-straße 7-9
7500 Karlsruhe
Deutsches Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik
Germany
Address
Körschtalstraße 26
73770 Denkendorf
GIANNIS GIANNOUSSIS SA
Greece
Address
Inofita Viotias, Ipsilandou Street 55
11521 Athens
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Greece
Address
Poseidonos Avenue 6
17674 Athens
Manifattura di Legnano SpA
Italy
Address
Via Lega 13
20025 Legnano Milano
OPTI-SENS GmbH
Germany
Address
Robert Bosch Straße 11
7750 Konstanz
PALLAS SA
Greece
Address
Alkminis 5
11854 Athens
PETSAS SA
Greece
Address
Mer. Serron P.o. Box 83
69100 Komotini
Ragno SpA
Italy
Address
Via Cremosina 43
13018 Valduggia