September 2021 ONLINE
Closing the gap between design and retail
PI Apparel brings together the fashion, apparel and footwear industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges of emerging digital technologies.
After a successful launch in New York, we are excited to be bringing our new Supply Chain Forum online to explore the strategic opportunities that digital technology presents on the entire end-to-end supply chain.
Over the last 20 years there has been an ever-increasing demand for greater speed and variety, but at a lower cost and with a more environmental outlook. To strike this balance, investing in new tools and methodologies with which to approach product ideation, design and production is non-negotiable. It is this very shift to a digital toolkit in the early back end of the fashion supply chain that will be at the center of this stream.
Deploying digital technologies and advanced processes within product creation is a start, but unless you see digital's truly end-to-end potential, you will never achieve the kind of ROI you, or your organization, needs to succeed. Once the product leaves the factory how can disruptive tools and a shift from a mass-production mindset only, achieve the kind of connectivity, transparency and consumer satisfaction that will set you apart from your competition?