Coats Global Services (CGS), a Coats business providing complementary software solutions to the apparel and footwear supply chain, concluded the first series of Apparel Tech Up in Bangladesh on 26th and 28th February in Dhaka and Chittagong respectively.
The event received a phenomenal response and was attended by 100+ top level stakeholders of the Bangladesh RMG industry like Mr. Mehroz (DMD, MBM Group), Ms. Vidya Amrit Khan (DMD, Desh Garments), Mr. Moazzam (CEO, Viyellatex_ etc. The seminar centered around the concept of data being the key for business success.
The event began with a note by Mr. David
Berry, Director – Sales & Marketing for GSD, a part of CGS. He talked about
the vision of CGS for the upcoming year. He elaborated on the intent of CGS to
be a complete end to end manufacturing supply excellence solution provider.
This was followed by a talk by Mr. Terry
Broderick, global manufacturing & tech services leader, Kiabi. He talked about Kiabi’s perspective towards
industry 4.0 and Kiabi’s 5 year growth strategy. He said, “Data is an essential
piece of the puzzle and we have it completely factored into our strategy.”
This was followed by a keynote from
Mr. Anas Shakil, Director – Manufacturing Excellence, ThreadSol, a part of CGS.
Anas brought to light the current data dynamics in the world, including case
studies from other industries and drew parallels with the apparel industry. He
strongly advocated the need for smart assimilation of data, saying “We, at CGS,
completely understand the power of Data & analytics powering Mfg
businesses. The focus needs to be on assessing and driving value through data,
rather than just accumulating vast oceans of data. We need to create a platform
that brings it all together intelligently.”
The final presentation of the event
was by Mr. Manasij Ganguli, Founder CEO, ThreadSol, a part of CGS. He took the
audience through the key benefits of assimilated intelligent data. He also
briefly displayed the product plan for CGS.
The event was concluded with a panel
discussion between Mr. Manasij Ganguli (CGS), Ms. Tram Anh Tran(Coats), Mr.
Mithu (Epyllion), Mr. Terry Broderick (Kiabi) and Mr. Dave Berry (CGS) to
discuss the current challenges and opportunities for RMG manufacturer in terms