The turbo supply chain of the future
ADIDAS SPEEDFACTORY moves production to where the buyers are.
The first SPEEDFACTORY is being installed in Germany, in a pilot project in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. Three things about it are of particular interest:
- The extremely fast and yet individually customized production – which is a big advantage in the here-today-gone-tomorrow fashion industry.
- The use of 3D printing technology, with which, for instance, shoes can be custom-made according to the design wishes of their buyer.
- The data link between all production venues. This allows the various SPEEDFACTORIES to interact on different components such as manufacturing, trends, product availability, etc. and react fast – in the best case in real time.
So the SPEEDFACTORY combines our three popular topics of networked data, 3D printing and speed of the optimized supply chain in a real application! We’ll keep you informed!
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