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Extended Smart Sustainable Organisation: uno strumento a supporto di un’industria dell’abbigliamento più “green”

By Roberta Scarsi and Sara Cepolina


Apparel industry faces many of the same challenges as other industries, such as outsourcing, intellectual property and piracy, environmental challenges. At the same time, this industry needs to deal with many of the negative challenges of globalization. The apparel industry has been trying to address these problems for years and at this aim many technology innovations have been developed in the last decades. The goal of this work is the examination of the sustainability different aspects, with a special attention paid to environmental sustainability, and the analysis of its possible improvements based on technological innovations adoption and implementation, with reference to the apparel industry. This paper focuses on the novel opportunity offered to textile clothing industries by trading off products-services, namely, enhanced products or extended deliveries, with a transparent accounting of resource depletion. An interesting supporting framework for apparel supply chains management and integration, the Extended Smart Sustainable Organisation (xSSO),originating among the European project Leapfrog, is presented and discussed

Topics: Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Technology Innovation, Apparel Industry, Customer Relationships Management, Environmental Sustainability, Flexibility
Year: 2015
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