The objective of eBIZ-4.0 is to take-up the well known RFID technology in the sector of textile/clothing sector in such a way that that, together with eBIZ standard, it enables companies in managing logistic processes.
eBIZ 4.0 is a project funded by the COSME program: COS-DESIGN-2015-3-06, topic COS-2015-DESIGN-2.
This objectives can be reached by the commercialisation of new smart services based on the use of eBIZ standard of communication among industries of the textile/clothing sector, allowing interoperability among different production systems (ERP, EMS), logistic management systems through the use of RFID tags, using business models similar to those used in the Open source software development. The eBIZ-4.0 solution will support textile/clothing producers, through the parallel use of RFID and communication standards, in increasing the traceability of products, improving the time to market and warehouse management and, at the same time, reducing data exchange barriers with external providers shortening the distances along the supply chain. The adoption of eBIZ-4.0 solution will enable the industries in creating and managing large networks of relationships inside and outside the supply chain, implementing new business models in traditional production chains and boosting the fast response process for EU enterprises. In textile/clothing sector, the largest part of manufacturers are SMEs based on traditional well known organizational models, in which each production department interacts directly with the management and develop its activities almost separately from the other internal departments and, more important, from the providers and customers. eBIZ-4.0 wants to reduce this distance by integrating information flows among different departments (through RFIds) and companies (through eBIZ and RFIDs).