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Jain, S., Sundström, M. & Peterson, J. (2018). Mass Customized Fashion: Importance of Data Sharing in the Supply Chain. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Reykjavík, 7-8 November, 2018. Stockholm
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2018 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

The presence of mass customization (MC) in the fashion industry was recognized a long time ago, but still, has not reached its full potential. Surprisingly, MC is still confused with mass produced ready-to-wear fashion (Fiore, Lee, & Kunz, 2004). MC is a production strategy to generate individual uniqueness at low cost, where globalization and technological improvements, has made the fashion industry even more competitive (De Raeve, Cools, De Smedt, & Bossaer, 2012). In our contemporary fashion retail world with an expanding supply from omni-channel retailers and e-tailers, the market for fashion has become overwhelming, and might become a serious threat to sustainability if the industry keeps on producing to an overheated market (Claudio, 2007). With an overflow of fashion products, retail strategies are changing, embracing motivational drivers such as individualization of shopping in terms of services, often illustrated as curated retailing[1] (Sebald & Jacob, 2018). This phenomenon could be seen as mass customization of services, where retailers are trying to tailor both online and offline shopping experience to every unique customer with the help of personal shoppers and/or advices, combined with individual offerings and campaigns (price, delivery costs, brands, and customer happenings). But where can we identify true MC with promising ideas, contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry?

Today, individualized offering in terms of garment’s style, fit and color can be found on many online mass customization stores, with limited reach to physical stores mainly because e-channel makes information collection and order processing faster and easier (Li, Huang, Cheng, & Ji, 2015). For instance, the Swedish online retailer Tailor Store AB, started offering mass-customized shirts for men in the year 2003 (“Tailor Store: One Size Only – Yours. Skräddarsydda skjortor.,” n.d.). This online fashion retailer has an interactive online product configurator that allows the customer to tailor the shirt according to individual needs and wants. People can change the style, fabric and fit by interacting with their online product configurator. However, a configurator like that increases the complexity of production processes (Mukherjee, 2017) and affects the objective of low costs. Many operations still require manual work like adapting the standard size pattern to the newly obtained measurements, adjusting the production plan, as every garment is unique in some way. This becomes a hindrance to achieve cost-efficiency and hence is an unresolved issue from the industry point of view (Zancul, Durao, Rocha, & Silva, 2016). Due to the need of manual work described above, the so called mass customization can’t really be seen as “mass” produced. In addition, another company called Unmade (“Home | Unmade,” n.d.), realized a business opportunity in this regard. It introduced an online platform that connects the customer and manufacturer by transforming customer needs into production ready information. With this platform they combined the roles of various supply chain actors to provide a common solution for several participators.  

It can be inferred from the above instance that every actor in the fashion supply chain holds a certain type of end-user data. It is not certain, however, that there is an effective mechanism of information sharing within the fashion chain, even if many agrees upon the promising future for MC. MC requires an integrated supply chain to facilitate seamless information flow. This can provide additional data that can be utilized for designing an efficient MC Service and in turn enhancing customer experience (Grieco et al., 2017).

 

Purpose & Research Question

Currently, the major reason for disintegration in the MC supply chain is due to competition. Because of which the manufacturer offer standardized garments through retailers and customized garments through their online channel (Li et al., 2015). We believe that the fashion industry is ready to seek joint ventures among its various actors to innovate the processes that can facilitate mass customization. There is a need for the actors to recognize the value of data they possess for the development of the fashion industry as a whole. In this regard, the aim of this paper is to address the following research question:

What kind of data is available in the fashion supply chain and what are the barriers that restrict various actors to share this data and work together to cater to the mass customization business model?

 

Design/methodology/approach

We plan to present a Swedish case study based on interviews with various stakeholders (fashion designers, textile designers, fabric manufacturers, garment manufacturers, merchandisers, logistics & operations manager, and retailer) in the supply chain of a mass customization company.

Findings

We hope to present a case indicating that the promising idea with mass customization does not have to mean the downfall of the retail stores. In fact, the phenomenon should provide retailers with an opportunity to make use of the upcoming digital technologies, internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics for providing high-value services and unique experiences that drive the customers to the stores. Our ambition is to identify opportunities with data sharing and joint ventures with the common goal of designing a customer-centric supply chain that offers a completely customized purchasing experience, truly transforming the fashion retail industry.

Preliminary findings from projects performed by one of the authors, supports the idea that data in the fashion supply chain is crucial in understanding customer behavior and knowing their preferences. Handling this big data smartly can give answers to umpteen questions related to but not restricted to most promising customer attribution channels and technologies (Shao & Li, n.d.). This data cannot only help in personalization but also target offers at point of sale and other touchpoints (any point of interaction with the customers), blending their offline and online presence (Meyer & Schwager, 2007).

The most common type of data collected by the retailers is the customer’s purchase history, which does not help to comprehend each customer’s interests and preferences. The data collected by the retailers is of utmost importance as it is collected directly from the customer. However, the type of data that the retailers are gathering is not sufficient. According to a Forrester study, over 60% of the customers are willing to provide information directly to the retailers by filling short surveys or questionnaires. However, only 39% retailers are actually practicing this. In addition, the kind of information asked is not the ones customer actually would like to share (Murray & Consulting, 2017). The end aim should be an on-demand supply chain where it’s not just customization. Customization requires active participation from all the actors in the supply chain, so it is also the ability to re-stock the shops more efficiently and respond to trends quicker.

[1] ”Curated retailing combines convenient online shopping with personal consultation service to provide a more personalized online experience through curated product selections, orientation and decision aids, and tailor-made solutions based on the customer's preferences” (Sebald & Jacob, 2018, p 189).

 

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Stockholm: , 2018
Emneord
Mass Customization, Big data, Smart data, Integrated Supply Chain
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Handel och IT; Textil och mode (generell)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15306 (URN)
Konferanse
Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Reykjavík, 7-8 November, 2018
Prosjekter
SMDTEX
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-11-12 Laget: 2018-11-12 Sist oppdatert: 2018-11-16bibliografisk kontrollert
Kadi, N., Skrifvars, M., Peterson, J., Holmudd, O. & Karnoub, A. (2017). The Effect of Warp Tension on the Colour of Jacquard Fabric. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering: . Paper presented at 17th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2017, Corfu Greece, May 29-31, 2017. , 254, Article ID 082014.
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2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2017, Vol. 254, artikkel-id 082014Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
Abstract [en]

The aims of this paper is to demonstrate the effect of warp tension on fabric colour for several types of weaves structures, and found a relationship between them. The image analyse technique used to determine the proportion of yarns colour appearance, the advantage of this techniques is the rapidity and reliability. The woven fabric samples are consisting of a polyester warp yarn with continuous filaments and density of 33 end/cm, a polypropylene weft yarn with a density of 24 pick/cm, and the warp tension ranged between 12-22 cN/tex. The experimental results demonstrated the effect of the warp tension on the colour of fabric, and this effect is related to several factors, where the large proportion of warp appearance leads to larger effect on fabric colour. The difference in the value of colour differences ΔEcmc is larger is in the range 16 to 20 cN/tex of warp tension. Using statistical methods, a mathematical model to calculate the amount of the colour difference ΔEcmc caused by the change in warp tension had been proposed.

HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12216 (URN)10.1088/1757-899X/254/8/082014 (DOI)2-s2.0-85034957863 (Scopus ID)
Konferanse
17th World Textile Conference AUTEX 2017, Corfu Greece, May 29-31, 2017
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-06-12 Laget: 2017-06-12 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-15bibliografisk kontrollert
Karnoub, A., Kadi, N., Holmudd, O., Peterson, J. & Skrifvars, M. (2017). The Effect of Warp Tension on the Colour of Jacquard Fabric Made with Different Weaves Structures. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 254
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2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN 1757-8981, E-ISSN 1757-899X, Vol. 254Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The aims of this paper is to demonstrate the effect of warp tension on fabric colour for several types of weaves structures, and found a relationship between them. The image analyse technique used to determine the proportion of yarns colour appearance, the advantage of this techniques is the rapidity and reliability. The woven fabric samples are consisting of a polyester warp yarn with continuous filaments and density of 33 end/cm, a polypropylene weft yarn with a density of 24 pick/cm, and the warp tension ranged between 12-22 cN/tex. The experimental results demonstrated the effect of the warp tension on the colour of fabric, and this effect is related to several factors, where the large proportion of warp appearance leads to larger effect on fabric colour. The difference in the value of colour differences ΔEcmc is larger is in the range 16 to 20 cN/tex of warp tension. Using statistical methods, a mathematical model to calculate the amount of the colour difference ΔEcmc caused by the change in warp tension had been proposed.

HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12994 (URN)10.1088/1757-899X/254/8/082014 (DOI)000417214900102 ()2-s2.0-85034957863 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-11-15 Laget: 2017-11-15 Sist oppdatert: 2019-01-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Peterson, J. (2016). Customisation and fashion Logistics Effects of Flat Knitted Fashion Products Using Complete Garment Technology SAMAND' OR - A Case Study. Journal of Textile Science & Engineering, 6(1), 1-8
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2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Textile Science & Engineering, ISSN 2165-8064, Vol. 6, nr 1, s. 1-8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the identified problems in the textile and fashion business of today is that much of the garments that are bought must be sold in the stores at discounted prices, which results in poor results such as, low sell-through percentage, stock-turnover and lost-sales. The study in this article suggests that a combination of mass customisation (MC), complete garment knitting technology and supply chain management can show an alternative way to overcome this drawback for customised knitted products. Fernie and Azuma [1] state that one direction for the fashion industry may be to reconsider the option of more domestic manufacturing in the future. For many years the trend in the textile and fashion business has been to source production in low-income countries in order to maximise gross profit margins for the company. Can domestic production combined with MC be an option for the future to be successful in fashion retailing?

 

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is now seen as a broader concept of manufacturing and retailing than earlier views that limited it to individual companies. In a chain for textiles and apparel, all parts must be synchronised and able to adapt to demands on the market. This is especially crucial for the types of products that fashion represents shown in the study of Bruce & Daly et al. [2]. Nowadays research shows that SCM focuses on relationships between those in the supply chain [3,4]. SCM takes a wide view of configurations, which Gattorna [5] defines as “any combination of processes, functions, activities, relationships and pathways along which products, services, information and financial transactions move in and between enterprises, in both di

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Los Angeles: , 2016
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Textil och mode (generell)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11835 (URN)10.4172/2165-8064.1000232 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-19 Laget: 2017-01-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-01-19bibliografisk kontrollert
Brown, S., Ortiz-Catalan, M., Petersson, J., Rödby, K. & Seoane, F. (2016). Intarsia-sensorized band and textrodes for real-time myoelectric pattern recognition. In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the: . Paper presented at IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, August 17-20, 2016 (pp. 6074-6077). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , 2016, s. 6074-6077Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Surface Electromyography (sEMG) has applications in prosthetics, diagnostics and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Self-adhesive Ag/AgCl are the electrodes preferentially used to capture sEMG in short-term studies, however their long-term application is limited. In this study we designed and evaluated a fully integrated smart textile band with electrical connecting tracks knitted with intarsia techniques and knitted textile electrodes. Real-time myoelectric pattern recognition for motor volition and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) were used to compare its sensing performance versus the conventional Ag-AgCl electrodes. After a comprehending measurement and performance comparison of the sEMG recordings, no significant differences were found between the textile and the Ag-AgCl electrodes in SNR and prediction accuracy obtained from pattern recognition classifiers.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016
Emneord
Electrodes, Real-time systems, Pattern recognition, Signal to noise ratio, Electromyography, Fabrics
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Tillämpad medicinsk teknik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11671 (URN)10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592114 (DOI)000399823506105 ()2-s2.0-85009089616 (Scopus ID)978-1-4577-0220-4 (ISBN)
Konferanse
IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, August 17-20, 2016
Prosjekter
Elektrodress. Seamless Textile Electronic Integration KKS
Forskningsfinansiär
Knowledge Foundation, 20110136]
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-08 Laget: 2017-01-08 Sist oppdatert: 2018-11-30bibliografisk kontrollert
Brown, S., Ortiz-Catalan, M., Petersson, J., Rödby, K. & Seoane, F. (2016). Intarsia-Sensorized Band and Textrodes for the Acquisition of Myoelectric Signals. In: The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems: . Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems, Valencia, May 22-26, 2016 (pp. 14-19). International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), Article ID 2_10_80013.
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2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems, International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) , 2016, s. 14-19, artikkel-id 2_10_80013Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Surface Electromyography (sEMG) has applications in prosthetics, diagnostics and neuromuscular rehabilitation, and has been an increasing area of study. This study attempts to use a fully integrated smart textile band with electrical connecting tracks knitted with intarsia techniques to evaluate the quality of sEMG acquired by knitted textile electrodes. Myoelectric pattern recognition for motor volition and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) were used to compare its sensing performance versus the conventional Ag-AgCl electrodes. Overall no significant differences were found between the textile and the Ag-AgCl electrodes in SNR and prediction accuracy obtained from pattern recognition classifiers. On average the textile electrodes produced a high prediction accuracy, >97% across all movements, which is equivalent to the accuracy obtained with conventional gel electrodes (Ag-AgCl). Furthermore the SNR for the Maximum Voluntary Contraction did not differ considerably between the textile and the Ag-AgCl electrodes.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA), 2016
Emneord
Textrodes, Smart Textiles, Pattern Recognition, Intarsia
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11672 (URN)978-1-61208-480-0 (ISBN)
Konferanse
The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems, Valencia, May 22-26, 2016
Forskningsfinansiär
Knowledge Foundation, 20110136]
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-08 Laget: 2017-01-08 Sist oppdatert: 2017-01-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Peterson, J., Hjelm, J., Eckard, A. & Morikawa, H. (2016). TEST OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF KNITTED FABRICS MADE OF PAPER YARN. In: Barbara Simoncic (Ed.), AUTEX 2016, 8-10 June 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia.: . Paper presented at AUTEX 2016, Ljubljana, 8-10 June, 2016. Ljubljana
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2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: AUTEX 2016, 8-10 June 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia. / [ed] Barbara Simoncic, Ljubljana, 2016Konferansepaper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Consumption of cotton and oil-based fibres types is a major problem because it needs the help of fertilizers and toxic pesticides to grow in many places. It is urgent to find less environmentally damaging alternative yarns for the manufacture of clothing and other textile products. This study investigates and gives information about textile fabrics of paper yarn made from Manila hemp. Knitted structures made of paper yarn; cotton and viscose are tested and compared. Also, a tensile strength test of the yarns is performed. The paper yarn has low shrinkage and no tendencies to pilling, great characteristics for fabrics to be used in the textile- and clothing industry. The handleability / knittability: a problem that has to be solved if the paper yarn is going to be used in the textile industry to a high extent in the future. Also, the high stiffness and hard grip of the paper yarn fabric must be solved

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Ljubljana: , 2016
Emneord
paper yarn, knitting technology, tensile testing, washing fastness, pilling
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Textil och mode (generell)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11836 (URN)978-961-6900-16-4 (ISBN)
Konferanse
AUTEX 2016, Ljubljana, 8-10 June, 2016
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-19 Laget: 2017-01-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-03-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Peterson, J. (2016). The Co-design Process in Mass Customization of Complete Garment Knitted Fashion Products. Journal of Textile Science & Engineering, 6(4), 1-8
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2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Textile Science & Engineering, E-ISSN 2165-8064, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 1-8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Complete garment knitting technology is a method of producing products, generally fashion garments, readymade directly in the knitting machine without operations such as cutting and sewing. This makes it possible to manufacture a fashion garment with fewer processes then with conventional methods. Mass customisation is a customer co-design process of products and that tries to meets the needs of an individual customer's demand. The customer can order a garment with a customised style, colour, size, and other personal preferences. Co-design is a collaborative process between the customer, the retailer, and the manufacturer by which a product is customised to fulfil the customer's requirements. This paper is based on the results of a doctoral thesis. The process of codesign and manufacture of a customised complete fashion product is examined. Research was conducted by a retail concept simulation and three case studies. A cross-case analysis was done to analyse the data. The main findings are a description of two kinds of retail concepts for knitted customized fashion products. A knitted garment can be customized, produced, and delivered to the customer in three to five hours. In the Co-design process two kinds of interactions are feasible between the company and the customer: manual or digital co-design. A manual process has advantages such as: high service level for customers, no requirement of advanced technical equipment. However, manual co-design is labour intensive, a shop assistant can only serve one client at a time. It is also only pplicable to brick-and-mortar stores and not transferable to the Internet. Digital codesign, on the other hand, encourages customers to do the customisation on their own, without the aid of sales personnel and little risk of queues. Moreover, this technique is ideal for the Internet. Disadvantages to date have included limited design options and problem of taking body measurements.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Los Angeles: , 2016
Emneord
Knitting technology, Mass customization, Co-design, Complete garment, Supply chain management
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11834 (URN)10.4172/2165-8064.1000270 (DOI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-19 Laget: 2017-01-19 Sist oppdatert: 2017-01-19bibliografisk kontrollert
Peterson, J. (2014). Domestic Supply. Knitting International (7), 28-29
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2014 (engelsk)Inngår i: Knitting International, ISSN 0266-8394, nr 7, s. 28-29Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

In common with other developed nations, Japan is seeing a resurgence in domestically produced knitwear, allowing manufacturers to respond quickly to specific customer requirements. Joel Peterson profiles one family company capitalising on this demand

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
World Textile Information Network Ltd., 2014
Emneord
knitting technology, Japan, fashion, design, complete garment, textilteknologi, materialteknik, design
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Textil och mode (generell)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2005 (URN)2320/14564 (Lokal ID)2320/14564 (Arkivnummer)2320/14564 (OAI)
Merknad

Sponsorship:

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-11-13 Laget: 2015-11-13
Peterson, J. (2012). Customisation of Fashion Products Using Complete Garment Technology. (Doctoral dissertation).
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2012 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Complete garment knitting technology is a method of producing knitted products, generally fashion garments, ready-made directly in the knitting machine without additional operations such as cutting and sewing. This makes it possible to manufacture a knitted fashion garment with fewer processes then with conventional production methods. In the fashion business customer demand is always changing due to fashion trends, so to be able to manufacture and deliver products rapidly is important. Mass customisation is a customer co-design process of products and services that tries to meets the needs of an individual customer’s demand for certain product features. In the fashion business this means that the customer can order a garment with a customised style, colour, size, and other personal preferences. The principal objective of this dissertation was to examine if and how complete garment technology can be applied to the customisation of knitted fashion products. It was pursued through several independent studies in knitting technology, mass customisation, and fashion logistics against a theoretical frame of reference in these areas. The papers in this thesis present various examples of how knitted fashion garments can be customised and integrated into fashion retailing concepts. The starting point of the research was the Knit-on-Demand research project conducted at the Swedish School of Textiles in collaboration with a knitting manufacturing and retailing company. The aim was to develop a shop concept built on the complete garment technology where a garment could be customised, produced, and delivered as quickly as possible. This initial idea failed due to the expense of investing in complete garment knitting technology, and so other avenues of research had to be found. The Knit-on-Demand project continued, using a business model similar to the complete garment concept but with the retail store and the production unit situated in different locations. The overall research question addressed in this thesis is: How can complete garment knitting technology be applied in a retail concept for customised garments? This question is then divided in two problems: What are the fashion logistics effects of combining complete garment technology and mass customisation? How does the co-design process function in the customisation of knitted fashion garments? The following is a qualitative study based on five research articles applying different research methodologies: case studies, simulations, and interviews. The empirical context is the area of mass customisation of fashion products and knitting technology, more specifically called complete garment knitting production technology. No prior studies describing mass customisation of complete garment knitting technology in combination with fashion logistics were found in the literature. The main contribution of this study is the demonstration that complete garment knitting technology can be applied in the customisation of fashion products. It also illustrates the importance of the co-design process between the company and the customer through which a knitted garment can be customised, produced, and delivered to the customer in three to five hours. The process of co-design and manufacture of a customised complete fashion product is examined, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with customisation of knitted garments are identified and described.

Serie
Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Julkaisu - Tampere University of Technology, ISSN 1459-2045 ; 1072
Emneord
flat knitting technology, knitting technology, mass customisation, mass customization, complete garment, whole garment, fashion logistics, co-design, supply chain management, Textile technology
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Textil och mode (generell)
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3637 (URN)2320/11536 (Lokal ID)978-952-15-2903-0 (ISBN)2320/11536 (Arkivnummer)2320/11536 (OAI)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-12-04 Laget: 2015-12-04
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