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.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/expert systems
- /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
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