Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / eBIZ-TCF project to set high benchmark, Commission for eBusiness
eBIZ-TCF project to set high benchmark, Commission for eBusiness
23
Oct '09
Over 120 participants from 20 countires gathered at the eBIZ-TCF conference on 20-21 October in Brussels presentig the results of the first truly European initiative for e-business harmonisation in the fashion industry.

The 30 speakers discussed their experience with eBusiness adoption in their Textile, Clothing and Footwear companies or retail operations and IT providers shared challenges and best practises from e-business implementations with customers. Some exemplary representatives of the 150 pilot companies from across Europe which have tested the eBIZ solution as part of the project work, clearly expressed their satisfaction with the results achieved and their intention to extend the eBIZ adoption towards their supply chain partners.

Points highlighted by both speakers and the audience generally converged on the expected scenario for future e-business roll-out in the European fashion industry supply-chains. It is expected that a critical mass of adopters will soon be reached. This will finally end the “old way” of inefficient fax and phone communications, endless paper processing or repetitive and costly manual data input operators, moving the industry towards fully digitally-integrated supply chains in which data flows quickly and seamlessly between companies' ERP systems.

Highlights from both the sectors large companies and SMEs converged also on the major benefits of eBusiness harmonisation such as costs savings, time reduction and the potential for offering new services such as quick replenishment for retailers or individual re-ordering for the final consumer. Mr. Luca Sangiovanni from Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna remarked its satisfaction about the pilot results which are planned to be extended towards other suppliers. Based on the just-concluded eBIZ testing phase (i.e. eBIZ Pilots), the project team provided early exemplary figures on the potential economic benefit for companies.

As initiator and financial supporter of the eBIZ-TCF project, the European Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry, expressed satisfaction with the early results shown. Commenting on the eBIZ pilot actions Françoise Le Bail, the Deputy Director General, observed “many of these actions have substantial multiplier effect as the enterprises involved spread the good news among their own networks” and again “we look forward to a widespread implementation”.

Upcoming similar projects were announced by the Commission for eBusiness harmonisation in other sectors and for which the fashion industry's eBIZ-TCF project will set a high benchmark.

In the remaining months of the project work, the eBIZ project team,will collect comprehensive data on the results achieved by the companies involved; develop a hand-on guide for e-business adoption in the fashion industry and set up a permament interest group to support the eBIZ adoption in the coming years. In addition information events are planned in a number of European countries such as Bulgaria, Italy and a number of others.


Must ReadView All

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Pakistani exporters can enjoy preferential duties on exports to the...

Surat wary of e-way bills

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2018

Surat wary of e-way bills

There is no respite for Surat’s textile manufacturers and retailers....

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Two big Chinese firms— Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings ...

Interviews View All

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search