Even though IoT is still in its nascent stage of development the positive

Even though iot is still in its nascent stage of

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Even though IoT is still in its nascent stage of development, the positive impact it has had on nearly all aspects of industries is compelling. However, the complete synergy between fashion and technology has yet to unravel its full potential and mostly depends on the fashion industries that dare to venture into the possibilities and invest in new capabilities. While IoT is already transforming several fashion businesses, the pertinent question is - has it transformed yours?
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1. 15 Implementing Industry 4.0 in the Apparel Industry 2. 16.  16   The world is now witnessing the 4th industrial revolution which is commonly known as  Industry 4.0. Various research has been focused on possibility of developing a customized smart apparel production plant which will be a novel approach in the apparel industry based on the  identified issues of the current sewing process and the suggestions to improve them. Smart  Apparel Production Plant Fig. 1. The sample model of the T shirt which has been considered to  design the current and the proposed production flows 3. 17.  17   Current sewing process   In the current sewing process, the raw material of the three  major parts of the t shirt entered the line as a one batch.   The production flow follows a  traditional production line approach where the t shirt is being produced through a sequential  approach.   The major issues of the current sewing process can be identified as follows, •  Considerably high number of labor shortage and the labor turnover has led to reduce the  efficiency of the production lines. • Inefficiency in the raw material reconciliation process has led  to reliability issues.   It is evident that the efficiency of this sequential sewing process is  considerably low which has led to decrease the productivity. Also to adapt automation for the  clothing system is also so hard because, the complexity of this system has led to high labor  intensity Smart Apparel Production Plant Example 4. 18.  18   Proposed sewing process   Based on the issues of the current sewing process and  the Volkswagen production system, the proposed sewing process has been designed in order to meet the requirement of a customized smart apparel production plant.   The main features of  the proposed process can be identified as follows, • Production Cells - By following the  production sections concept in Volkswagen, the proposed production process consists with the  production cells where each of the major components in the t shirt manufactures and customizes in each cell before moving to the final assembly cell. This cell cab be consisted with multi- tasking machine operators and also the automated sewing machines. • Real time production 
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