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The turbo supply chain of the future

Gone are the days when consumers had to wait for months for the latest trends to reach them.

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:

  1. The extremely fast and yet individually customized production – which is a big advantage in the here-today-gone-tomorrow fashion industry.
  2. The use of 3D printing technology, with which, for instance, shoes can be custom-made according to the design wishes of their buyer.
  3. 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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