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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM ABLE TO OPTIMIZE THE FLEXIBILITY LEVEL IN THE TEXTILE-APPAREL PRODUCTION PROCESS

Objective



The world textile-apparel market is marked by a fierce fight for competitiveness between DCs and ICs. The latter ones have relatively strong positions in high-quality production sectors, but, in order to maintain such a relative advantage, they have to improve more and more their operative flexibility. A textile firm, in order to achieve the maximum flexibility in the production process, faces two fundamental problems : - to reach complete harmonization between the production technical data and the product structural characteristics requested by the costumer (garment mill) - consistent production planning, meeting scheduled delivery times, keeping to assigned priorities, coping with disruptions to the outlined production planning. There are therefore two lines of action in this project. - By telematic linkage, garment collection data, as requested by the garment mill, are converted into suitable paramaters to be transmitted to the production departments. - The development of an expert system allows production management through a short term production planning, as outlined in the former phase, and constant adjustment in the light of the daily production performances.

Coordinator

Texilia - Istituto per la Tradizione e la Tecnologia Tessile SpA
Address
Corso G Pella 10
13051 Biella
Italy

Participants (4)

INCAS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Milano 36
13856 Vigliano Biellese
Lanificio Luigi Botto SpA
Italy
Address
Via Roma 109
13068 Vallemosso Biella
Marc Cain Bekleidungs-GmbH
Germany
Address
Brunnenstraße 30
72411 Bodelshausen
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paaso