eBIZ 4.0, a new project for the digitalisation of the European fashion supply chain
On December 15th the kick-off meeting of the eBIZ 4.0 project was held in Elche (Alicante), Spain. The new project puts together two stakeholders of eBIZ like EURATEX and ENEA with three ICT firms, specialised o textile clothing and footwear industry: the French Schaeffer Productique, the Italian Kyklos and the Spanish Clavei.
In 2017 the new project eBIZ 4.0 starts activities and will deliver early results to digitilize the way of working of European fashion companies, particularly the SMEs, from production to retail.
The goal is to bring benefits of IT tools mostly used in large fashion businesses within the reach of small and medium companies to significantly improve their processes management as well as the connection with supplier and customer companies.
This will be achieved by applying RFID and other communication technologies with eBIZ, the European standard for digital data exchange across the fashion value chain.
The solutions developed in the eBIZ 4.0 project will be applied by at least 100 companies, including textile, clothing, footwear producers and retailers to improve product traceability, time to market, warehouse management and digital data exchange with suppliers throughout the supply chain.