Textile and garment production is Vietnam’s key industry with the second largest export turnover and the export value contributing 10-15% of the country’s GDP. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 (Industry 4.0) brings innovation in the way businesses operate, the production management process of the garment industry, poses great requirements and challenges for the staff as well as the entire staff. employees. So what challenges is the textile industry facing? What is the optimal strategy now? Let’s find out with Retex in the article below.
Digital transformation of the textile and garment industry – A step forward
It can be said that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has brought great changes in production methods and business operations, changing the entire product value chain as well as profoundly affecting every stage of operations. manufacturing business from start to finish.
Mr. Truong Van Cam, Vice President of VITAS said: “Industry 4.0 with popular applications of automation, IoT, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) is creating challenges and great opportunity for the textile industry.” Specifically, the application of technology will reduce management costs, increase factory operating productivity, capture information quickly and accurately, reduce inventory as well as increase competitiveness.
Facing the rapid development of new technology, the textile and garment industry requires a rapid and appropriate transformation.
To complete the transformation, businesses are forced to overcome the challenges posed.
Challenges of the textile industry before the 4.0 industrial revolution
The textile and garment industry is one of the most challenged industries in the transformation due to its labor intensive nature. In addition, the complicated production process, many stages always require innovation and improvement as well as the limited courage to innovate and execute in some business owners is also a challenge for our country in the future. transition.
According to statistics, more than 70% of small and medium-sized textile enterprises in the industry have difficulties with investment and application of new technologies. Only 30% of enterprises, including foreign-invested enterprises and large domestic enterprises, have applied automation at each stage of production, but only less than 5% have plans to deploy automation technology. connect.
In addition, the application of digital technologies is an inevitable trend, but currently the level of readiness to meet and integrate Industry 4.0 of enterprises is still at a low level:
In fact, when implementing, enterprises still face many challenges such as: Large investment costs, lack of managerial, technical and human resources (both in quantity and quality) ready for Industry 4.0.
Strategies for the garment industry in the context of Industry 4.0
Talking about the development strategy, Mr. Truong Van Cam said: “Enterprises need to have the right awareness, learn carefully about Industry 4.0 and its impact on the textile industry with a realistic, objective and appropriate view. in line with the characteristics of the commodity production industry according to fashion trends, tastes, weather, regions, religions, high-class products with reasonable prices. Textile and garment enterprises need to identify jobs in the production line that can be automated under the motto of both applying technical advances, improving labor productivity and taking care of using the abundant labor resources of Vietnam. Male.”
It can be said that digital transformation is one of the inevitable steps to change the situation of Vietnam’s garment industry. However, all digital transformation tools only give managers a view from the whole to the details, from there, the evaluation and decision making is done quickly and efficiently. . Therefore, in order to be successful in applying technology, the management team and users of the enterprise are still a prerequisite, which needs to be facilitated and an environment to promote their capacity further, meet trend of the times.
To accelerate the digital transformation process in the 4.0 era of textile enterprises, Retex real-time production management software helps businesses capture clear and coherent information from all departments, monitor production progress anytime, anywhere, supporting managers to make decisions quickly and accurately. From there, increase productivity as well as reduce costs for businesses. Retex application wishes to accelerate the digital transformation of the garment industry as well as help businesses affirm their position in the domestic and international textile and garment markets.