Over the years, the clothing industry has been fragmented, disordered, inefficient, and chaotic. In addition, China's economy has entered a new normal, economic growth has slowed down, and domestic demand has continued to decline. In this "winter and chaotic world", China's clothing manufacturing industry is in danger.

However, blindly complaining about the world has become pale, and I feel a little powerless to talk about it. On this occasion, it is a vast road to see the situation clearly and follow up with reforms. We analyze and research the garment industry from five aspects: "background, labor, core, spirit, and opportunity". The five current situations of the garment industry force the supply chain to deepen reform. It is imminent and painstaking.

Background: Industry 4.0 and Made in China

Regardless of industry, Lang Xianping said: As long as Industry 4.0 is rolled out globally, Chinese manufacturing will collapse and disintegrate across the board.

At present, intelligent industrial equipment has become the basis for the upgrading and transformation of the global manufacturing industry, and developed countries have invariably regarded manufacturing upgrading as the primary task of Industry 4.0. Take the German Fraser Harley-Davidson locomotive production plant as an example. In the era before Industry 3.0, it took 21 days to produce a Harley-Davidson locomotive because its production process was all fixed and mechanized. But in the era of Industry 4.0, a customer places an order for a personalized motorcycle at nine o'clock in the morning. All these five modules are activated. According to the needs of the customer, they find their raw materials and find their factories to repackage and reassemble them. Custom motorcycles can be delivered to customers within six hours.

In addition to greatly shortening the time, intelligence has another advantage, and the cost is reduced by 40%.

China's current manufacturing industry is already very difficult, and the cost is already catching up with the United States. If the United States promotes Industry 4.0 and the cost drops by another 40%, where is the opportunity for our competition! The manufacturing cost of Germany and the UK is currently about 10%-20% higher than that of China. As long as Industry 4.0 is promoted, the cost will be much lower than that of China. Where is the hope for our competition!

As a major manufacturing country, China is facing severe economic transformation and is in the stage of moving from a manufacturing country to a manufacturing power. The country has proposed the "Made in China 2025" national strategy, which is similar to the US Industrial Internet and Germany's Industry 4.0 strategy. Ideas can effectively help enterprises to achieve upgrading and transformation.

Seeing the small from the big and standing in front of the eyes, if the clothing industry does not reform, the death may not be quick, but it must be miserable.

Labor: The employment problem is prominent, and the product needs to be liberated

In 2016, the number of college graduates in my country reached 7.65 million, an increase of 160,000 over last year. Although the growth rate has slowed down in recent years, the number of college graduates this year is still a new high. On the other hand, China's economic growth has slowed down, and the number of employees in enterprises and institutions has decreased accordingly, resulting in increasing employment pressure for college students. In addition, driven by Industry 4.0, ordinary repetitive manufacturing is more and more inclined to intelligent production, and the prospect of workers' employment pressure is equally embarrassing.

Looking at the clothing industry, in the traditional clothing supply chain, workers belong to factories, and workers' income is the number of pieces. To complete the next order, there is usually a reserved time for debugging the machine and adjusting the process. Of course, during this idle period, workers will also have a lot of unemployment, which results in a waste of labor. This kind of waste is extremely deadly in the garment manufacturing industry, which is facing the overall deepening of reforms.

Therefore, releasing productivity and promoting workers' self-upgrade is a potential general direction of personnel reform.

Core: Old-fashioned, business risks caused by inventory

Among all manufacturing industries, few industries have a more extensive and profound impact on inventory overstock than the clothing industry. This is closely related to the fast-changing fashion trends in the fashion industry and the ever-changing consumer demands.

The traditional supply chain has to place orders 3-6 months in advance, and at least 1,000 pieces are ordered, resulting in a large backlog of inventory in clothing retailers, which also leads to inflexible cash flow turnover. What is even more frightening is that due to the prediction of the market for more than half a year, it is difficult for the clothing brand to grasp the current fashion trend. The clothing that has been hoarded for half a year is found to be outdated, so it has to be sold at a discount, which compresses profits again.

The inventory problem is the core problem that has always plagued the clothing industry. Who can solve this problem is the leader of the clothing supply chain.

Spirit: Made in China, the blank of ingenuity

Japan has tens of thousands of century-old shops or even millennium-old shops. The secret of many Japanese companies that can last for a century or even a thousand years is to persevere and focus on their own business and not be influenced by the "artisan spirit" of immediate profits. Italian craftsmen and workshops are well-known far and wide, and many luxury brands come from the hands of small Italian workshop craftsmen. Italian craftsmen, everyone pursues excellence. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German-speaking countries, in addition to many well-known brands of automobiles, watches, and home appliances, there are also a large number of successful small and medium-sized enterprises. They focus on production and manufacturing, focus on innovative research and development, and have a large number of highly skilled laborers. These companies have achieved global leadership in certain sub-sectors, but are not known to outsiders, and can be called "invisible leaders".

In Japan, Italy, Germany, and other countries, the spirit of craftsmanship has been well inherited.

Looking at the domestic market, Li Ning quietly declined, Baleno's collapsed, ingenuity is absent, all the pomp and circumstance are gone in a flash, and the soul of "Made in China" is still a Chinese dream of the Chinese people.

Where there is a gap, there is a market, and only when there is feeling can a business be made. The clothing industry is made in China and should be made with care.

Opportunity: bad trading environment, bad money drives out good money

The domestic clothing market consists of about 1 million isolated islands of information (nearly 100,000 fabric stalls and about 1 million small factories/workshops scattered across the country) with information close to each other. The scale of this low-end clothing supply chain market is as high as about 1 trillion, but such a large market has always been a deformed ecology of "bad money drives out good money" - as long as the price is low and you can deceive people, you can get orders. Low quality and low price win.

Such a deformed market is terrifying, and it is terrifying to think about it. But is this another opportunity brewing?

Under the opportunity, the flexible supply chain of clothing is deployed for the trend

In the long-term practice, given the above-mentioned industry status quo, the pioneers of the clothing supply chain have continued to explore and opened up new ideas for the upgrading and reform of the supply chain: to make every effort to create a flexible clothing supply chain. The specific operations are: using intelligent production to more accurately grasp the market demand; through socialized production, in-depth optimization of production capacity to solve the problem of difficulty in improving the technical level of garment workers and the employment of workers while flexing the supply chain; using "Internet + ” mode captures popular trends and improves transaction efficiency.

In terms of Industry 4.0 intelligent manufacturing, the domestic garment industry pioneers have long been eager to try, but in the case of uncertain prospects, the operation is a little timid. At this time, Sinbad Supply Chain took the lead in investing funds, cooperating with intelligent equipment manufacturers, to carry out the research and development of IoT intelligent equipment, from flatbed cutting machines to automatic spreaders, computer cutting machines, fourth-generation sewing machines, automatic template machines, etc., realize digital manufacturing, intelligent production, and establish networked production facilities. The production capacity of Sinbad is defined by the number of equipment. Using intelligent production equipment, it can automatically receive orders and dispatch orders through Sinbad's Internet system. The idle workers nearby can decide how many orders to make and how much to earn according to their energy. In this way, a large amount of idle production capacity is integrated and efficiency is improved. Each production capacity center is divided into modules according to the production link, and each module is standardized. Through the system rating, the outstanding workers are given priority. The workers' income increases, and the more active their work, the higher the score; the more orders, the more money they make. . To stimulate the enthusiasm of workers with healthy competition rules. Through this model, the productivity of workers can be completely liberated, to improve the income level of workers and ensure the stability of employment in the textile and garment industry.

On the other hand, many factory entrepreneurs have been troubled by the difficulty in improving the quality and professional skills of workers. In the traditional clothing supply chain environment, the working environment of workers is dirty and chaotic, the machinery and equipment are outdated, the working hours are not free, and the wages are not guaranteed. Now, through the Internet platform to realize the freedom of production capacity, region, time, the choice of opportunities, promote the flow of talents, increase the income of workers, begin to concentrate on professional skills, improve quality, ordinary workers become skilled workers, and skilled workers gradually become the Internet era A true artisan.

In the Internet + era, the needs of C-end users have changed, prompting the emergence of personalized and customized production platforms. The flexible supply chain is based on such demand, with sufficient flexibility, and the production capacity can respond quickly according to market demand, helping clothing brands to place orders in advance from 1 year to 6 months in the past to 10 days in advance, with multiple styles and small batches. The minimum order is 100 pieces, and the large-scale order is turned over within 3 days. No matter whether the order is large or small, the quality can be unified and controllable, and the delivery can be timely. For customers, the advantage is that they can make production plans closer to the market, instead of making predictions so long in advance, thereby reducing inventory, which makes the supply chain more flexible and quick to respond to the market. Help brands seize fashion trends to increase sales opportunities and eliminate the risk of overstocking.

Under the new normal of China's economy, the overall domestic economy is going down. Under the circumstance of national deflation, entrepreneurs in the apparel manufacturing industry should strengthen their original aspirations and provide customers with low-cost and worry-free "apparel flexible supply chain services". , to provide consumers with reliable quality clothing products, to seek benefits and development for workers and craftsmen. In the future, more conscientious enterprises that do practical things are needed to make efforts and contributions to the industry and practitioners. (Source: Global Textile Network) Over the years, the clothing industry has been fragmented, disordered, inefficient, and chaotic. In addition, China's economy has entered a new normal, economic growth has slowed down, and domestic demand has continued to decline. In this "cold winter and troubled times", Chinese clothing Manufacturing is in danger.

However, blindly complaining about the world has become pale, and I feel a little powerless to talk about it. On this occasion, it is a vast road to see the situation clearly and follow up with reforms. We analyze and research the garment industry from five aspects: "background, labor, core, spirit, and opportunity". The five current situations of the garment industry force the supply chain to deepen reform. It is imminent and painstaking.

Background: Industry 4.0 and Made in China

Regardless of industry, Lang Xianping said: As long as Industry 4.0 is rolled out globally, Chinese manufacturing will collapse and disintegrate across the board.

At present, intelligent industrial equipment has become the basis for the upgrading and transformation of the global manufacturing industry, and developed countries have invariably regarded manufacturing upgrading as the primary task of Industry 4.0. Take the German Fraser Harley-Davidson locomotive production plant as an example. In the era before Industry 3.0, it took 21 days to produce a Harley-Davidson locomotive because its production process was all fixed and mechanized. But in the era of Industry 4.0, a customer places an order for a personalized motorcycle at nine o'clock in the morning. All these five modules are activated. According to the needs of the customer, they find their raw materials and find their factories to repackage and reassemble them. Custom motorcycles can be delivered to customers within six hours.

In addition to greatly shortening the time, intelligence has another advantage, and the cost is reduced by 40%.

China's current manufacturing industry is already very difficult, and the cost is already catching up with the United States. If the United States promotes Industry 4.0 and the cost drops by another 40%, where is the opportunity for our competition! The manufacturing cost of Germany and the UK is currently about 10%-20% higher than that of China. As long as Industry 4.0 is promoted, the cost will be much lower than that of China. Where is the hope for our competition!

As a major manufacturing country, China is facing severe economic transformation and is in the stage of moving from a manufacturing country to a manufacturing power. The country has proposed the "Made in China 2025" national strategy, which is similar to the US Industrial Internet and Germany's Industry 4.0 strategy. Ideas can effectively help enterprises to achieve upgrading and transformation.

Seeing the small from the big and standing in front of the eyes, if the clothing industry does not reform, the death may not be quick, but it must be miserable.

Labor: The employment problem is prominent, and the product needs to be liberated

In 2016, the number of college graduates in my country reached 7.65 million, an increase of 160,000 over last year. Although the growth rate has slowed down in recent years, the number of college graduates this year is still a new high. On the other hand, China's economic growth has slowed down, and the number of employees in enterprises and institutions has decreased accordingly, resulting in increasing employment pressure for college students. In addition, driven by Industry 4.0, ordinary repetitive manufacturing is more and more inclined to intelligent production, and the prospect of workers' employment pressure is equally embarrassing.

Looking at the clothing industry, in the traditional clothing supply chain, workers belong to factories, and workers' income is the number of pieces. To complete the next order, there is usually a reserved time for debugging the machine and adjusting the process. Of course, during this idle period, workers will also have a lot of unemployment, which results in a waste of labor. This kind of waste is extremely deadly in the garment manufacturing industry, which is facing the overall deepening of reforms.

Therefore, releasing productivity and promoting workers' self-upgrade is a potential general direction of personnel reform.

Core: Old-fashioned, business risks caused by inventory

Among all manufacturing industries, few industries have a more extensive and profound impact on inventory overstock than the clothing industry. This is closely related to the fast-changing fashion trends in the fashion industry and the ever-changing consumer demands.

The traditional supply chain has to place orders 3-6 months in advance, and at least 1,000 pieces are ordered, resulting in a large backlog of inventory in clothing retailers, which also leads to inflexible cash flow turnover. What is even more frightening is that due to the prediction of the market for more than half a year, it is difficult for the clothing brand to grasp the current fashion trend. The clothing that has been hoarded for half a year is found to be outdated, so it has to be sold at a discount, which compresses profits again.

The inventory problem is the core problem that has always plagued the clothing industry. Who can solve this problem is the leader of the clothing supply chain.

Spirit: Made in China, the blank of ingenuity

Japan has tens of thousands of century-old shops or even millennium-old shops. The secret of many Japanese companies that can last for a century or even a thousand years is to persevere and focus on their own business and not be influenced by the "artisan spirit" of immediate profits. Italian craftsmen and workshops are well-known far and wide, and many luxury brands come from the hands of small Italian workshop craftsmen. Italian craftsmen, everyone pursues excellence. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other German-speaking countries, in addition to many well-known brands of automobiles, watches, and home appliances, there are also a large number of successful small and medium-sized enterprises. They focus on production and manufacturing, focus on innovative research and development, and have a large number of highly skilled laborers. These companies have achieved global leadership in certain sub-sectors, but are not known to outsiders, and can be called "invisible leaders".

In Japan, Italy, Germany, and other countries, the spirit of craftsmanship has been well inherited.

Looking at the domestic market, Li Ning quietly declined, Baleno's collapsed, ingenuity is absent, all the pomp and circumstance are gone in a flash, and the soul of "Made in China" is still a Chinese dream of the Chinese people.

Where there is a gap, there is a market, and only when there is feeling can a business be made. The clothing industry is made in China and should be made with care.