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Digital Pioneer Awards ceremony at the digitalCHURCH (c) digitalHUB Aachen e.V.; photo: Thomas Langens
Digital Pioneer Awards ceremony at the digitalCHURCH
15.06.2021

ITA Academy GmbH wins Digital Pioneer Award 2021

  • Digital Pioneer Awards ceremony at the digitalCHURCH
  • ITA Academy GmbH was honoured to receive the Digital Pioneer Award at the Digital Summit Event in Aachen on June 09, 2021.

The Digital Pioneer Award is given to companies that drive digitalisation with digital business models, processes or digital products. ITA Academy GmbH was honoured with the Digital Capability Center (DCC) Aachen and its support of companies in their digital transformation.

  • Digital Pioneer Awards ceremony at the digitalCHURCH
  • ITA Academy GmbH was honoured to receive the Digital Pioneer Award at the Digital Summit Event in Aachen on June 09, 2021.

The Digital Pioneer Award is given to companies that drive digitalisation with digital business models, processes or digital products. ITA Academy GmbH was honoured with the Digital Capability Center (DCC) Aachen and its support of companies in their digital transformation.

Using the latest didactic methods, sophisticated solution concepts and state-of-the-art technologies, the DCC Aachen supports people in keeping up with the digital future and becoming pioneers in digital transformation. In order to make innovative solutions such as AI and digital assistance systems tangible, the ITA Academy founded the Digital Capability Center (DCC) Aachen together with McKinsey & Company in 2017. The DCC is a model factory 4.0 in which digital applications are demonstrated and taught using the example of a realistic factory. The DCC thus offers a learning environment for companies in which participants are supported in building up competencies in the field of digital transformation in the form of practical work-shops.

The digital pioneers are to be publicised as best-practice examples in order to sensitize regional SMEs to the topic of digitisation. Around the award of the digital pioneers, the digitalHUB Aachen e.V. rolls out effective marketing activities. The pioneers achieve high visibility through the various planned campaigns and advertising opportunities.

Neonyt Sommer 2021 / Frankfurt Fashion Week on-Demand (c) Messe Frankfurt GmbH
05.05.2021

Neonyt Sommer 2021 / Frankfurt Fashion Week on-Demand

  • Digitale Sommersaison: Neonyt sorgt für Nachhaltigkeit im Streamingprogramm des Frankfurt Fashion Week Studios

Messen, Events und Runways stehen auf hold, digitale Formate halten uns weiter up-to-date – die anhaltend schwierige gesundheitliche Lage sowie die aktuellen Beschlüsse seitens der Bundesregierung hinsichtlich Covid-19 machen den physischen Kick-Off der Frankfurt Fashion Week vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 unmöglich. Damit ist auch klar: Es wird diesen Sommer kein Face-to-face für die Neonyt-Community geben. Das neue FFW Studio wird derweil zum digitalen Meeting-Point für alle Fashion-Professionals.

Eine weitere Saison ohne persönliche Begegnungen, Handshake-Deals und ausgelassene Stimmung nach einem erfolgreichen Messetag: Die Sustainable Fashion-Szene muss auch im Sommer 2021 auf eine physische Neonyt verzichten. Aufgrund der andauernden pandemischen Situation und der bundeseinheitlichen Corona-Notbremse findet die neue Frankfurt Fashion Week ausschließlich digital statt – dafür lancieren die Initiatoren, die Messe Frankfurt und die Premium Group, das FFW Studio.

  • Digitale Sommersaison: Neonyt sorgt für Nachhaltigkeit im Streamingprogramm des Frankfurt Fashion Week Studios

Messen, Events und Runways stehen auf hold, digitale Formate halten uns weiter up-to-date – die anhaltend schwierige gesundheitliche Lage sowie die aktuellen Beschlüsse seitens der Bundesregierung hinsichtlich Covid-19 machen den physischen Kick-Off der Frankfurt Fashion Week vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 unmöglich. Damit ist auch klar: Es wird diesen Sommer kein Face-to-face für die Neonyt-Community geben. Das neue FFW Studio wird derweil zum digitalen Meeting-Point für alle Fashion-Professionals.

Eine weitere Saison ohne persönliche Begegnungen, Handshake-Deals und ausgelassene Stimmung nach einem erfolgreichen Messetag: Die Sustainable Fashion-Szene muss auch im Sommer 2021 auf eine physische Neonyt verzichten. Aufgrund der andauernden pandemischen Situation und der bundeseinheitlichen Corona-Notbremse findet die neue Frankfurt Fashion Week ausschließlich digital statt – dafür lancieren die Initiatoren, die Messe Frankfurt und die Premium Group, das FFW Studio.

 „Ein spektakuläres Mega-Event, wie die Frankfurt Fashion Week eines ist, verdient einen ebenso spektakulären Kick-Off“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt. „Dieser ist uns für Sommer 2021 leider noch nicht vergönnt – davon lässt sich das Team hinter der Frankfurt Fashion Week jedoch nicht unterkriegen. Mit Hochdruck wird an digitalen Komponenten gearbeitet, die das Fashion Week-Feeling überall dorthin bringen, wo sich die Community zu dem Zeitpunkt gerade befindet. Live und on-Demand: Das neue FFW Studio bietet die Möglichkeit, die internationale Fashion-Szene trotz Kontaktbeschränkungen an einem Ort zusammenzubringen und die Textilexpertise unserer Community in die ganze Welt zu streamen.“

 „Stell dir vor, es ist Fashion Week und keiner geht hin – diese Worte habe ich Ende 2020 gehört, als wir bereits zum zweiten Mal eine physische Neonyt absagen mussten“, sagt Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show Director Neonyt. „Damals waren sie wohl eher zur Aufmunterung über die erneute Absage gedacht, heute messe ich ihnen wesentlich mehr Gewicht bei. Nach gut eineinhalb Jahren Veranstaltungsstopp und Zwangspause waren wir alle – das Team und vor allem unsere Cross Sector-Community – mehr als bereit für den großen Auftakt in Frankfurt am Main. Das hat nicht zuletzt der sehr gute Anmeldestand unserer Brands für Sommer 2021 gezeigt. Letztlich geht jedoch die Gesundheit aller vor und daher freuen wir uns auf die digitale Ausgabe der Frankfurt Fashion Week, das FFW Studio, und darauf, den Sustainability-Content und die Expertise unserer Brands und Speaker*innen im Programm zu platzieren.“

Das FFW Studio geht im Juli auf der Frankfurt Fashion Week-Website www.frankfurt.fashion live und wird der zentrale Anlaufpunkt für alle Textil- und Modeprofis, Kreativen, Labels und Fashion Week-Neulinge. Per Livestream wird das internationale Publikum vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021 über verschiedene Channels das Neueste aus der Fashion-Welt erfahren. Für professionell kuratierten Input und Business-Insights aus der Textil- und Modebranche ist gesorgt. Ganz oben auf der Agenda: die Leitmotive der Frankfurt Fashion Week, Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung. Im Anschluss an den fünftägigen Livestream werden alle Talks, Master Classes, Keynotes und Präsentationen on-Demand zur Verfügung stehen.

 Die digitale Interimssaison lässt die Vision der neuen interdisziplinären Frankfurt Fashion Week Realität werden und verspricht allen Stakeholder*innen Einblicke in zukunftsrelevante Themenbereiche der internationalen Textil- und Modebranche. Das Programm wird gemeinsam mit Partner*innen aus Politik, Handel, Industrie und Medien entwickelt – Future Talks und Deep Dives in die Fashion-Welt werden ergänzt durch die beiden Leit-Konferenzen, der Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit sowie die EU New Bauhaus Konferenz, die beide erstmals im Rahmen der Frankfurt Fashion Week ausgerichtet werden. Über drei volle Tage hinweg, vom 6. bis 8. Juli, liefert zudem die internationale Neonyt-Konferenz Fashionsustain Impulse und Know-How aus der nachhaltigen Modeszene.

18.12.2020

Transformation Excellence hält Vortrag an Digital Business University, Berlin.

Am 15.12.2020 referierte Dr. Lukas Röhrs, Managing Partner bei Transformation Excellence, vor Studierenden der Digital Business University zum Thema „Digitale Transformation im Großkonzern und die Konzeption passender IT-Welten“. Dr. Röhrs veranschaulichte dabei die bedeutende Rolle der „IT-Enterprise Architecture“ in der Rolle eines Dirigenten einer modularen, standardisierten IT-Landschaft am Beispiel der umfassenden digitalen Transformation eines Großkonzerns.

Während „digital“ das Wort der Stunde in jedem Unternehmen ist, stellt sich die Frage, wie man eine IT aufbauen kann, die digitale Produkte und Prozesse ermöglicht. In einer Welt der verschmelzenden, konvergenten Beschaffungs-, Produktions- und Vertriebskanäle („No Line“) wird die IT zu einem „Konzert“ aus verteilten Systemen und Funktionen in einem umfassenden Eco-System. Ein solches IT-Eco-System, das sehr komplex werden kann, braucht einen Dirigenten – diese Rolle übernimmt die sogenannte „IT-Enterprise Architecture“.

Am 15.12.2020 referierte Dr. Lukas Röhrs, Managing Partner bei Transformation Excellence, vor Studierenden der Digital Business University zum Thema „Digitale Transformation im Großkonzern und die Konzeption passender IT-Welten“. Dr. Röhrs veranschaulichte dabei die bedeutende Rolle der „IT-Enterprise Architecture“ in der Rolle eines Dirigenten einer modularen, standardisierten IT-Landschaft am Beispiel der umfassenden digitalen Transformation eines Großkonzerns.

Während „digital“ das Wort der Stunde in jedem Unternehmen ist, stellt sich die Frage, wie man eine IT aufbauen kann, die digitale Produkte und Prozesse ermöglicht. In einer Welt der verschmelzenden, konvergenten Beschaffungs-, Produktions- und Vertriebskanäle („No Line“) wird die IT zu einem „Konzert“ aus verteilten Systemen und Funktionen in einem umfassenden Eco-System. Ein solches IT-Eco-System, das sehr komplex werden kann, braucht einen Dirigenten – diese Rolle übernimmt die sogenannte „IT-Enterprise Architecture“.

Die Einführung neuer Produktgenerationen aller großen ERP-Systemanbieter, und im Zuge dessen die Ablösung der großen funktionalen „Monolithen“, zwingt ERP-Kunden dazu, die eigene ERP-Strategien kritisch zu überprüfen und notwendige Schritte einzuleiten. Eine „Enterprise Architecture“ Rolle, angesiedelt zwischen Fachabteilung und IT, kann hier helfen.

Die Rolle der IT-Manager ändert sich zunehmend, hin zur Fähigkeit der Komposition von komplexen IT-Welten. Dabei werden IT-Welten in Balance zwischen Stabilität der Backoffice Standardprozesse, hoher Flexibilität und individuellem Zuschnitt an Kundenkontaktpunkten geschaffen. So verbindet sich „Operational Excellence“ mit einem echten Kundenerlebnis.

Dr. Lukas Röhrs, erfahrener Architekt und Gestalter moderner IT-Welten, erklärt: „Um mit den Anforderungen an die digitale Transformation im Großkonzern fertig zu werden, müssen vier obligatorische Bereiche beherrscht werden: Business / ERP Software Alignment, Enterprise Architektur, Partner und Mitarbeiter Auswahl sowie die Fähigkeit zur Umsetzung der Projekte. Dazu ist eine übergreifende Architektur erforderlich, ohne die es fast zwangsläufig zu Fehlentwicklungen in der IT kommt.“

Source:

Transformation Excellence GmbH

Frankfurt Fashion Week: hosting the future of fashion © Lottermann and Fuentes
Anita Tillmann and Detlef Braun
02.12.2020

Frankfurt Fashion Week: hosting the future of fashion

  • Looking to the future – Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself with a consistently sustainable agenda and propelling the transformation of a modern, resource-efficient fashion industry.

The Conscious Fashion Campaign (CFC), working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), will be the presenting partner and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a prerequisite for all exhibitors by 2023. And the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit by CFC is set to become the leading international conference for sustainability in the fashion world. The future of fashion has begun – and its key players will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021.
 

  • Looking to the future – Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself with a consistently sustainable agenda and propelling the transformation of a modern, resource-efficient fashion industry.

The Conscious Fashion Campaign (CFC), working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), will be the presenting partner and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a prerequisite for all exhibitors by 2023. And the Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit by CFC is set to become the leading international conference for sustainability in the fashion world. The future of fashion has begun – and its key players will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021.
 
Frankfurt am Main, 2 December 2020. Joining forces to improve the fashion industry: Frankfurt Fashion Week is positioning itself as the host of the future of fashion and actively driving forward the transformation towards a future-oriented, more sustainable fashion and textile industry. All decision-makers looking to instigate this change will be coming together in Frankfurt am Main from 5-9 July 2021. The initiators of Frankfurt Fashion Week – Messe Frankfurt and the Premium Group – have achieved a real coup: Conscious Fashion Campaign, working in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will be the presenting partner. Messe Frankfurt will build on its collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and establish Frankfurt Fashion week as the platform on which to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and help guide the fashion industry into the 'Decade of Action'.
 
“Frankfurt will play host to the whole world. We are seeing a very positive response indeed,” confirmed Peter Feldmann, Senior Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, at today’s digital press conference, before going on to say: “The fact that the initiators are able to rethink the concept of a Fashion Week in such a way is extremely impressive and proves that the fashion industry is correctly interpreting the signs of the present and future. The time has come for value creation and values to be reconciled. Consistent alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals is an important step in this direction.”
 
“Frankfurt Fashion Week aims to play a crucial role in finding solutions for macrosocial challenges and supporting the goals of international politics such as the European Green Deal. The fashion and textile industries are also expected to be climate-neutral by 2050. If we want to achieve this, we all need to pull together. Frankfurt Fashion Week is inviting all initiators and supporters of sustainable concepts and congresses or shows dedicated to sustainability to meet in Frankfurt, partake in discussions and make tangible decisions for the greater good. We will connect the most relevant players and pave the way for a future-proof fashion and textile industry,” says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
 
“Given its global reach, the fashion industry is uniquely positioned to collaborate and engage on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular on climate action and responsible production and consumption,” said Annemarie Hou, Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships. “Frankfurt Fashion Week and the Summit will serve as an important platform for education and engagement of the fashion and textile industry in the Decade of Action,” emphasised Ms Hou.
 
The aim of Frankfurt Fashion Week is for all exhibitors, participants and partners to align with the Sustainable Development Goals by 2023. The SDGs will also be incorporated into all formats of Frankfurt Fashion Week. This will help to make the UN’s sustainability goals visible and tangible for the Fashion Week audience, therefore bringing its claim, goals and specific proposals for implementation to an international opinion-forming fashion and lifestyle community. During a one-day Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit presented by Conscious Fashion Campaign, topics like gender equality, clean water, climate protection, social justice and their significance for a forward-looking fashion industry will be examined in greater depth. Another point on the sustainability agenda: Frankfurt Fashion Week is launching a Sustainability Award for outstanding, innovative, sustainable design, alongside other categories with a global appeal for the fashion and textile industry.
 
"We are committed to setting the wheels of transformation in motion. Not only does the overall mindset have to fundamentally change; the entire industry also needs to have the courage to be transparent and honest. It’s important to see values and value creation as opportunities rather than contentious. We are doing what we do best: connecting the relevant players at all levels. With its ecosystem, Frankfurt Fashion Week will become the enabler. We are creating a platform that will orchestrate industry-wide change. With this as our inspiration, we are also developing our tradeshow formats from a ‘marketplace of products’ to a ‘marketplace of purpose and ideas’,” explains Anita Tillmann, Managing Partner of the Premium Group.
 
A new start in Frankfurt: In summer 2021 the entire fashion industry will be coming to the metropolis on the Main river to inform themselves, be inspired, discuss, negotiate and celebrate. “There’s a huge need to finally meet in person again, to exchange ideas and be inspired. At the same time, digital tools and formats have become an integral part of the fashion industry,” says Markus Frank, Head of the City of Frankfurt’s Department of Economic Affairs and therefore also responsible for its creative industry. “To implement such a future-oriented, all-encompassing overall concept, Frankfurt’s business and creative scenes offer an almost unique concentration of different expertise with its internationally networked agencies, universities and museums. The city’s multifaceted, high-end club, bar and restaurant scene, diverse hotel industry and internationally renowned retail landscape will become the stage for this. This network will be a key factor in the successful implementation of Frankfurt Fashion Week and the way in which it will expand into the public space as a cultural and social happening.”
 
A number of major publishing houses are also showing their commitment to the new Fashion Week in Frankfurt with conferences, events and awards: Textilwirtschaft, the leading professional fashion journal by the Deutscher Fachverlag publishing house, is moving its traditional meeting of the industry’s top decision-makers – the TW Forum, the presentation of the renowned Forum Award, as well as its subsequent conference – from Heidelberg to Frankfurt’s Palmengarten botanical gardens, and will therefore be kicking off Frankfurt Fashion Week on Sunday evening and Monday morning. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung will be hosting its traditional fashion party for the first time in Frankfurt and publishing a special edition of its FAZ Magazin on Frankfurt Fashion Week. And the ZEIT publishing group is holding its ‘UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin’ conference, which was established in 2014, and the ZEITmagazin Fashion Week party in Frankfurt for the first time and will dedicate the whole new issue of ZEITmagazin Frankfurt to Frankfurt Fashion Week. Condé Nast will also be involved in next summer’s Frankfurt Fashion Week with an exclusive event by GQ. And the Burda publishing house will also be represented with various event formats from its lifestyle and fashion brands.There will also be talks with SHINE  Conventions, the organiser of GLOW, about what a mutual collaboration could look like.
 
Frankfurt Fashion Week is also delighted to have the Fashion Council Germany (FCG) on board.  The FCG is theinstitution when it comes to German fashion design. It promotes designers, is committed to gaining more political relevance and strengthens the international visibility and awareness of German fashion. At Frankfurt Fashion Week, the FCG will contribute selected formats, such as its already established Fireside Chat, and a future-oriented accelerator format to support German designers.
 
“What really impresses me about Fashion Week is the whole networking aspect: the creative industries will meet the financial world and sustainability is the common denominator. The Green Finance Cluster is another project that we could link with Frankfurt Fashion Week in the future. This will provide new inspiration in the fashion industry, which will certainly extend way beyond its own horizon of Frankfurt and Hesse. After a very difficult year for the trade fair industry, the concept is an encouraging breath of fresh air,” sums up Tarek Al-Wazir, Hesse’s Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development and Deputy Minister-President of the state of Hessen.

TMAS members ready to support digital textile transformations, post Covid-19 (c) TMAS
TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson.
08.07.2020

TMAS members ready to support digital textile transformations, post Covid-19

  • Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – have adopted a range of new strategies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting manufacturers of textiles and apparel to adjust to a new normal, as Europe and other regions emerge cautiously from lockdown.

“Many European companies have been forced into testing new working methods and looking at what it’s possible to do remotely, and how to exploit automation to the full, in order to become more flexible,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “Others have been taking risks where they see opportunies and there’s a new sense of solidarity among companies.

“It’s extremely encouraging, for example, that over five hundred European companies from across our supply chain are reported to have responded to the shortages of facemasks and PPE – protective personal equipment – by converting parts of their sites or investing in new equipment.”

New supply chains

  • Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – have adopted a range of new strategies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting manufacturers of textiles and apparel to adjust to a new normal, as Europe and other regions emerge cautiously from lockdown.

“Many European companies have been forced into testing new working methods and looking at what it’s possible to do remotely, and how to exploit automation to the full, in order to become more flexible,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “Others have been taking risks where they see opportunies and there’s a new sense of solidarity among companies.

“It’s extremely encouraging, for example, that over five hundred European companies from across our supply chain are reported to have responded to the shortages of facemasks and PPE – protective personal equipment – by converting parts of their sites or investing in new equipment.”

New supply chains

Amongst them are TMAS members of the ACG Group, who quickly established a dedicated new nonwovens fabric converting and single-use garment making-up plant to supply to the Swedish health authorities. From a standing start in March, this is now producing 1.8 million square metres of converted fabric and turning it into 692,000 finished medical garments each month.

“In 2020 so far, we have seen new value chains being created and a certain amount of permanent reshoring is now inevitable,” says Premler-Andersson. “This is being backed by the new funding announced in the European Union’s Next Generation EU plan, with €750 billion marked for helping industry recover. As the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has stressed, “green and digital” transitions hold the key to Europe’s future prosperity and resilience, and TMAS members have new solutions to assist in both areas.”

Remote working

Automated solutions have opened up many possibilities for remote working during the pandemic. Texo AB, for example, the specialist in wide-width weaving looms for the paper industry, was able to successfully complete the build and delivery of a major multi-container order between April and May.

“Our new Remote Guidance software now makes it possible for us to carry out some of the commissioning and troubleshooting of such new lines remotely, which has been helpful” says Texo AB President Anders Svensson.

Svegea of Sweden, which has spent the past few months developing its new CR-210 fabric relaxation machine for knitted fabrics, has also successfully set up and installed a number of machines remotely, which the company has never attempted before.

“The pandemic has definitely led to some inventive solutions for us and with international travel currently not possible, we are finding better methods of digital communication and collaboration all the time,” says Svegea managing director Hakan Steene.

Eric Norling, Vice President of the Precision Application business of Baldwin Technology, believes the pandemic may have a more permanent impact on global travel.

“We have now proven that e-meetings and virtual collaboration tools are effective,” he says. “Baldwin implemented a home office work regime from April with only production personnel and R&D researchers at the workplace. These past few months have shown that we can be just as effective and do not need to travel for physical meetings to the same extent that was previously thought to be necessary.”

Pär Hedman, Sales and Marketing Manager for IRO AB, however, believes such advances can only go so far at the moment.

“Video conferences have taken a big leap forward, especially in development projects, and this method of communication is here to stay, but it will never completely replace personal meetings,” he says. “And textile fabrics need to be touched, examined and accepted by the senses, which is impossible to do via digital media today. The coming haptic internet, however, may well even change that too.”

Social distancing

The many garment factories now equipped with Eton Systems UPS work stations – designed to save considerable costs through automation – have meanwhile benefited from the unintentional social distancing they automatically provide compared to factories with conventional banks of sewing machines.

“These companies have been able to continue operating throughout the pandemic due to the spaced nature of our automated plant configurations,” says Eton Systems Business Development Manager Roger Ryrlén. “The UPS system has been established for some time, but planned spacing has proved an accidental plus for our customers – with improved productivity.”

“Innovations from TMAS member companies have been coming thick and fast recently due to their advanced know-how in automation concepts,” Premler-Andersson concludes.  “If anything, the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic have only accelerated these initiatives by obliging our members to take new approaches.”

02.04.2020

Corona treibt Digitalisierung voran

Textil vernetzt gibt Hilfestellung

Im Kampf um ihre Existenz durch die Corona-Pandemie gehen viele Unternehmen der deutschen Textilindustrie verstärkt digitale Wege. Anja Merker, Geschäftsführerin von Textil vernetzt: „Durch den Shutdown des öffentlichen Lebens und den dramatischen Folgen der Corona-Krise sind auch unsere Unternehmen gezwungen, über neue Vertriebswege oder neue betriebsinterne Abläufe, aber auch über neue Geschäftsmodelle nachzudenken. Dabei gibt es eine Vielzahl von digitalen Möglichkeiten. Hier setzt unsere Arbeit an, die wir seit zweieinhalb Jahren erfolgreich anbieten. Wo immer Unternehmen und Mitarbeiter jetzt Kapazitäten haben, können Sie sich bei zahlreichen Digitalisierungs-Angeboten Hilfe holen.“

Textil vernetzt gibt Hilfestellung

Im Kampf um ihre Existenz durch die Corona-Pandemie gehen viele Unternehmen der deutschen Textilindustrie verstärkt digitale Wege. Anja Merker, Geschäftsführerin von Textil vernetzt: „Durch den Shutdown des öffentlichen Lebens und den dramatischen Folgen der Corona-Krise sind auch unsere Unternehmen gezwungen, über neue Vertriebswege oder neue betriebsinterne Abläufe, aber auch über neue Geschäftsmodelle nachzudenken. Dabei gibt es eine Vielzahl von digitalen Möglichkeiten. Hier setzt unsere Arbeit an, die wir seit zweieinhalb Jahren erfolgreich anbieten. Wo immer Unternehmen und Mitarbeiter jetzt Kapazitäten haben, können Sie sich bei zahlreichen Digitalisierungs-Angeboten Hilfe holen.“

 Wichtiger denn je seien dabei Online-Vertriebswege. Durch den Zusammenbruch der globalen Lieferketten fänden sich auf digitalen Plattformen neue Player zusammen und bauten neue Lieferketten, etwa für die Produktion von Schutzausrüstung. Viele Mitarbeiter seien schon auf Kurzarbeit oder arbeiteten aus dem Home Office. Prozesse müssten neu gelernt und digital vernetzt werden.
 
Hier knüpft das Netzwerk von Mittelstand-Digital an, das beispielsweise regionale Anbieter auf einer Vernetzungs-Plattform zusammenbringt. Einzelhändler aus dem Textil- oder Modebereich nutzen so auch verstärkt Social Media-Kanäle oder WhatsApp, um ihre Produkte zu vertreiben.