A key element to the 2030 Supply Chain Vision is collaboration between many players in the supply chain process, to create a shared vision and working together on a shared profitability model across the supply network. Collaboration would take place between onshore and global manufacturers, academia and advanced machine manufacturers, NGOs and banks/funding, non-profits, and interest groups with brands and retailers. This system collaboration is essential in bringing enough scale to persuade change for the entire manufacturing process in the fashion industry and is the foundation of the 2030 Supply Chain Vision.
FABRIC is a fashion incubator that is already operating in a collaborative method. FABRIC has a collaborative design space, meeting spaces, and advanced manufacturing testing available to other fashion entrepreneurs for access to resources and overall prosperity to those in the fashion world. In the eco park design this is called the collaborative innovation center, and FABRIC proves that this aspect is successful.
In addition to the collaborative innovation center of the eco park design, there are other aspects to encourage a sustainable collaborative effort. The eco park would include raw material suppliers, manufacturers, receiving warehouse, packaging, distribution, resale/recycle center, and ecommerce returns. And to ensure sustainable practices in the energy sector, the eco park would be run on renewable energy provided by solar and wind power.
While the eco park satisfies the collaboration effort physically and locally, it’s equally important to nourish collaboration on a global scale. In the 2030 Supply Chain Vision, this is where technology comes into play to maintain communication between supply chain operations. The technological software in the vision allows for up-to-date flow of production across the entire supply network.
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