Avery Dennison and SoftWear Automation to create digital supply chain for manufacturers
Avery Dennison has teamed up with SoftWear Automation to help apparel manufacturers create a fully-digital supply chain that enables speed in the manufacture of apparel and textile products.
In a statement, the companies said that through this partnership, Avery Dennison is leading a transformative change in the apparel industry, ushering in innovation that is in keeping with the company’s history of pushing boundaries to create positive change across the supply chain.
Avery Dennison said that creating a speedier digital supply chain would help meet the changing demands of consumers, who expect a greater choice than ever before.
“At Avery Dennison, we recognise that the apparel industry is changing. As consumers continue to demand fast, customised solutions, the apparel industry is challenged to respond,” said Michael Colarossi, vice president of Innovation, Product Line Management and Sustainability at Avery Dennison.
“Innovation is in our DNA, and this partnership, combined with our expertise and unique position in the value chain, is part of our broader strategy to help factories and brands get their customers the products they want, when they want it”
Under the partnership, Avery Dennison's oversee branding, labelling and RFID, while SoftWear Automation’s will provide autonomous sewing worklines, enable digitalization and automation within the apparel and textile supply chain to accelerate.
“You can’t make an on-demand, made-to-measure garment if it needs to travel through the global supply chain, it will never be fast enough,” said Palaniswamy Rajan, Chairman & CEO of Softwear Automation
“We have to rethink how we deliver apparel to customers to match their demand for speed, variation and quality.”
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.