Milano April 11th 2003, TexSpin final conference

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April 11th, 2003, Towards a European standard for the data exchange in the T/C sector

On April 11th, two joint events extremely significant in the perspective of the creation of a European standard for data interchange in Textile/Clothing sector had take place in Milan: the presentation of the final results of Moda-ML and eTeXML projects and the second public plenary session of CEN/ISSS (European Committee for Standardization) TexSpin WorkShop.

Morning: the results of Moda-ML and the perspective of a common data exchange framework

Organized by MODA-ML,†Sistema Moda Italia and Associazione Tessile Italiana†

Moda-ML project (www.moda-ml.org) is born to design a new sector standard based on XML and Internet. It has been strongly solicited by its industrial (Corneliani, Successori Reda, Piacenza, Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis Canonico) and technological (Enea, Politecnico di Milano, Gruppo SOI, Domina, IFTH) partners and it found in Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) and Associazione Tessile Italiana (ATI)†active contributors.

Projectís results are specifications and demonstrative applications already available on the Web and ready to be included in software solutions for data interchange through the supply chain (order, despatch advice, order status, quality piece map, etc.).

The integration of the results of Moda-ML and eTeXML (documents addressed to distribution, like order, order response, sales report, etc.) projects leads to the availability of a wide architecture for data interchange that covers the whole supply chain, from fabric production to stores.






Welcome to the participants

Piero Costa, SMI


Opening of the workshop and introduction

Massimo Nini, ATI-TextileItaly



Expected advantages from the co-operation in the supply chain

Gianfranco Irico, Lanificio Loro Piana [SLIDEs]



Improvement of the quality of service to the customers, the case of the consortium TQR

Claudio Botto, Consorzio TQR [SLIDEs]



Moda-ML, eTexML, TexSpin and the perspective of a common exchange framework

Piero De Sabbata, ENEA [SLIDEs]



The MODA-ML business case and the XML documents

Guido Cucchiara, Gruppo SOI [SLIDEs]



The MODA-ML data exchange architecture and the demonstrative software modules

Luca Mainetti, Politecnico di Milano [SLIDEs]



Case study: message based integration between firms Corneliani and Piacenza

Massimo Perona, Domina



ETexML: the tools for the downstream ring of the supply chain

Patrick Robinet, IFTH [SLIDEs]




Roberto Triola, Nucleo Ricerca, Innovazione e Net economy, Confindustria [SLIDEs]




Language in the morning: Italian, with translation into English

Afternoon: Second plenary sessiom of Workshop CEN/ISSS Tex.Spin (Textile Supply Chain Integrated Network)

Official session CEN/ISSS, with support of ENEA, Sistema Moda Italia and Associazione Tessile Italiana

TexSpin workshop, promoted by Euratex with CEN (European Committee for Standardization) support, aim to create a pre-normative platform for a sector European standard, by joining the results of Moda-ML (European project, focused on the upstream part of the supply chain) and eTeXML (French project, more oriented to the downstream part of the supply chain) projects.

These projects make a wide use of XML, a universal language that allows different computer systems and environments to exchange data, and they offer scenarios and specifications ready to be easily integrated in company information systems and in the latest technological solutions.

Among the presented activities there will be some possible implementations for the Textile / Clothing sector, which now have a new common platform to take off towards new challenges.






Opening of the meeting, Approval of the agenda

Piero De Sabbata (chairman), ENEA



E-Business and standards in Europe for the textile-clothing industry

Deborah Santus, Euratex [SLIDEs]



Activities and results of the TexSpin project

Dimitri Baltas (coordinatore progetto TexSpin), ATC [SLIDEs]



New EDITEX EANCOM Conforming messages

Valerie Marchand, Gencod-EAN France [SLIDEs]



eTeXML Pilot: XML connecting manufacturers with retail organisations

Jean Marc Dufour, NYC [SLIDEs]



Moda-ML pilot: results, demonstrator on line, interoperability between Moda-ML and eTeXML scenarios

Alessandro Barberis Canonico (Vitale Barberis Canonico), Guido Cucchiara (Gruppo SOI) [SLIDEs]



The experience of FINEC: status of the WS for the standardisation of XML/EDI for the footwear sector

Remy Marchand, co-chairman of WS/FINEC [SLIDEs]



Coffee break



CEN/ISSS Standardisation activities in eBusiness

Barbara Gatti, CEN/ISSS [SLIDEs]



Proposal of final document (CWA: CEN WorkShop Agreement)

Piero De Sabbata, Enea [SLIDEs]



Discussion and final voting



End of activities

Language in the afternoon: English and Italian translation

LINKs & Downloads

Agenda (PDF, 118 KB)
Slides of the morning session
Slides of the afternoon session
Short press release (Italian)
Press release on the event (Italian language, PDF, 90K)