BAVARIAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS
Field of work:Knowledge Bases
TEXconnect addresses one of the main obstacles towards fully electronic commerce: the lack of interoperability and integration of applications. The project will improve electronic business-to-business commerce along the textile supply chain by providing an open information and communication infrastructure. With repository-based data access and Web/EDI-based communication as integration platform, logistics and manufacturin tools provided by IT vendors in the consortium will be integrated. An adapted decision support tool spanning manufacturing and logistics will demonstrate the integration capabilities. Multimedia teachware will be developed for on-site textile staff training. The outcome will be a complete business solution concisely focused on the textile and garment sector, consisting of a demonstrator of the complete textile workbench which will be marketed by the IT vendors together with well-documented best-practice knowledge. End-user evaluation through a large garment producer and several textile SMEs will ensure scalability. Participation of European textile organizations (like EURATEX, EDITEX Europe) will guarantee effective communication and dissemination.