Apparel summit helps garment manufacturers stay cost-competitive


Factories in Indonesia need automation, data analytics and eventually robotics more than ever, according to Ashish Shukla, vice president – global operations, ThreadSol.

Speaking at the Apparel Tech-Up summit in Jakarta, he said productivity rises could be significant as even a modest 10-20% gain would add profit that could be reinvested. “Technology will be the ‘game-changer’ in increasing productivity in Indonesia’s labour-intensive readymade garment industry,” said Shukla.

Organised by ThreadSol, the event was attended by leading garment manufacturers, buyers and technicians to understand how technology can help manufacturers stay cost-competitive by “lowering the cost of production, utilising resources in an optimum way and improving the final output”.

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