Kornit Digital, developer of DtG systems for on-demand fashion and textile fulfilment, is running an in-person event on 21 June at customer site T Shirt & Sons in Westbury, Wiltshire to showcase how businesses can remove excess inventory from their supply chain. 

At the event, attendees will be able to engage with fashion and textile experts to learn how to shorten their supply chains, with the aim of creating a leaner, faster and more sustainable operation from point of sale to finished product. There will be a chance to see live on-demand supply chain in apparel and fashion industry in action.

Simon Platts, an independent consultant and former responsible sourcing and commercial ESG director for Asos, will bring his perspectives on sustainable nearshore and onshore  production strategies; Kornit’s Scott Walton and Phil Oakley will discuss capitalising on new market and cultural trends with ‘transformational digital experiences’, and Adam Golder and Simon Calvert from T-Shirt & Sons will share their real-world experiences building an efficient, agile, resilient fulfilment operation with Kornit’s production equipment and software.

‘The apparel industry can be very inefficient,’ commented Mr Platts. “Up to 60% of the cost price of a garment can be the fabric alone, but it doesn’t matter what you’re paying if nobody is buying it. We need to be smarter at the front end, to be more profitable at the back end.’

He continued, ‘We have massive shopping malls, but people want boutiques type products and service. Digital print gives manufacturers a reactivity that’s necessary when everything’s getting quicker, and pairing that capability with nearshore operations helps them stay relevant.’