Zneng-CTL Intelligent factory-2
Zneng-CTL, president at MES Software which provides supply chain and PLM solutions to the apparel sector, notes that an intelligent factory relies on ‘autonomous supply chains,’ which are “the next step in the evolution of digital supply chains as artificial intelligence enters the mainstream.”
This systems can analyse all types of data within the supply chain ecosystem: both internal, such as point-of sale, material inventory, work-in-process, and inbound shipments; and external, such as weather forecasts, social sentiment and market trends.
This value chain can then automatically execute many supply chain decisions at the factory level, augmenting human intelligence to improve efficiency and reduce the concept-to-customer lifecycle.
As the leader of intelligent equipment we always believe that “systems integration is a must for any intelligent apparel factory.” This involves moving data between design, PLM, inventory, and shop floor machines/systems with real-time feedback for capacity, efficiency, and lead times.
We use technology – software and data – to extend the relationship that factories have with their suppliers and client partners,This is true for both greenfield and brownfield factories. Digitalisation provides a level playing field.