Clavei realised a video with testimonials from the eBIZ-4.0 Kick-off Meeting, hold in Elche (Alicante), Spain on the 15th of December 2016.
eBIZ 4.0 KICKS OFF, THE NEW STEP TO DIGITALIZE THE EUROPEAN FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN. eBIZ 4.0 is launched to digitally integrate at least 100 European companies in their business network across Europe by combing the benefits of the eBIZ digital language with RFID and NFC technologies. eBIZ 4.0 is the new step of eBIZ, the public-private initiative which since 2008 supports hundreds of companies of the European fashion value chian to digitally connect and exchange data and at lower costs.
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. The new project pools together competences from core eBIZ stakeholders such as Euratex and Enea with those of leading IT companis specialised in the fashion value chain, namelly: Schaeffer Productique in France and KiKLO in Italy and CLAVEi based in Spain and which is the project coordinator. The project has an overall budget of around € 1.5 million in 24 months and has been awarded a 50% costs co-funding by the European Commission through the programme COSME which supports the SMEs competitivenes.