Luxury Fashion Management: the Fifth International Luxury Fashion Management Conference
The Sixth International Workshop on Luxury Retail, Operations and Supply Chain Management is to be held in Milano on November 27-28, 2017.
The luxury fashion is a big, growing and dynamic industry in which market changes, firms, and products occur rapidly. Recent research in luxury retail and operations has revealed new applications, contexts, and theory, and this represents a fertile ground for operations management researchers.
Yet, despite the proliferation of publications dealt with the complexity of luxury management, there is still lack of evidences to generate concrete suggestions, and support managerial choices in terms of operational aspects. Given that supply chains and operations are the backbone for luxury fashion companies to grow, the development of new retail, operations and supply chain management strategies is needed. Luxury fashion management is affected by both intra organisational issues such as product quality and inter organisational issues such as logistics operations.
To this end, the interdependence between numerous disciplines should be critically analysed in the process of how luxury fashion businesses could jointly or consequently increase the value. The product development, in which a number of substantial factors are addressed such as the flexibility of delivery issues, the size of batches to be processed, stock outs, and end-of-season discounts, must be further elaborated. Sustainability based concerns have surfaced to portray the unspeakable impacts of luxury fashion. Brand collaborations, innovation management, outsourcing strategies, contract design and network coordination, interface of retail operations are a few examples of the myriad of significant topics that require further investigation. There is a visible need to collect novel studies on new and significant research developments with regard to luxury retail, operations and supply chain management.
Starting from a multidisciplinary approach, the International Workshop on Luxury Retail, Operations and Supply Chain Management, for its sixth edition this year, aims to gather and present novel models for the luxury (fashion) industry and to disseminate knowledge in an international community consisting of researchers and practitioners. Authors are invited to submit their original research relevant to the conference themes. The papers must be written in English. The template for abstract submission can be downloaded from the conference website. Authors will receive detailed feedback upon their abstract submission, and each full paper will be peer-reviewed by the scientific community.
eBusiness is based on digital data and documents exchanged between IT systems of firms.
Adoption of a standard language and of shared procedures offers to firms immediate advantages,
like costs and errors reduction as well as time and labour savings.
In respect of proprietary formats, a standard language facilitates the creation of new eBusiness relationships and cuts maintenance costs, in parallel it assures
good scalability for future uses.
The current eBIZ Reference Architecture has a chapter dedicated to RFID technology adoption.
Who uses RFID technology for logistic optimisation gets great advantages by connecting RFID and eBIZ technology.
RFID enables logistics optimization (picking, goods delivery, ecc.), the parallel adoption of eBIZ
allows to share advantages with the commercial partners, from inventory reporting to despacth advice anticipating the physical flow o freights.
Sinergy between flows of digital information supported by eBIZ and traceability actions for anti-counterfeiting initiatives and for contrasting parallel sales channels are highly interesting.
'If I have sell-out data…'
'If I have a faithful inventory report, I could activate a never-out-of-stock service …'
'If the warehouse systems had the list of freights going to be delivered …'
'Se non dovessi continuamente richiamare al telefono per avere le date delle consegne …'
'Suppliers fill data on IT systems when they have the time, often in a uncomplete way …'
'Each order is uploaded manually and sometimes we get an error…'
'The solution could be nice but our supplier does not want to invest so much for me only …'
'each customer ask for the same information but with a different format and different procedures …'
In order to setup eBIZ you should, firstly, identify the collaboration processes that have to be implemented prioritarily.
Later, through the Reference Architecture of eBIZ, the job of the IT manager to adapt the company information system to eBIZ is facilitated.
ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory aims to support firms in new technologies adoption.
In the framework of its institutional activities, the laboratory can help you and your IT providers to understand opportunities and advantages of adopting eBIZ in your business.
For more information or to receive further material you can contact the laboratory responsible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Launched by European Commission, eBIZ-TCF project (2008-2010) was co-ordinated by EURATEX (European Confederation of textile and apparel
industry) with the support of CEC (European Confederation of footwear industry) and ENEA, and developed a
Reference Architecture for data exchanges that is publicly available and based on the harmonisation of experiences and results from Moda-ML,
Shoenet and GS1.
Launched at CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in 2012, CEN Workshop eBIZ is an European standardisation
initiative, promoted by EURATEX with the support of ENEA, with the aim of improve eBIZ results and
foster a more extended adoption in the fashion industry. The Workshop lasted for 18 months and was the opportunity for stakeholder to work jointly and propose new developments
(for example to better support RFID usage).
eBIZ 4.0 is an European COSME project, launched on December 2016 and addressing the joint adoption of eBIZ and RFID in the European supply chains. The project is based on three industrial pilots in Spain, Italy and France.
Since June 2013 the Reference Architecture, version 2.0, is available as CEN WS Agreement (CEN CWA 16667), up-to-date and supporting new market requirements, as identified
by an international experts group working in the framework of CEN. Among the other novelties, beyond RFID, there contributions from GS1 about business
collaboration models between producers and retail organisations.
Compared with previous 2010 version (click here ),
the new eBIZ Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors"
has new contents related to:
A method to represent and classify Business Models,
Production Scenarios for customised footwear products for fashion and for health,
Cross-organisation RFID adoption support,
Test and compliance checking,
Yarn techical properties modelling and management in supply relationships,