Conversion to an Industrial Scale Project- An Intelligent Fabric Resource Management System (FRMS) for Fashion Product Development
In the previous project (project code: ITP/028/08TP), we have successfully developed a laboratory-scale Fabric Sample Resources Management System (FRMS) for the new product development (NPD). To leverage the competitiveness of the textile and garment company, this project aims to convert a laboratory scale FRMS prototype to an industrial scale FRMS. In this project, the proposed system will be functionally enhanced and integrated seamlessly with the existing enterprise systems in order to meet the actual demand of the textile and garment industry. FRMS will integrate technologies of multidimensional database management, semantic web and case-based reasoning (CBR) to support fabric selection, supplier sourcing and its evaluation during NPD and sale and marketing processes. The system will benefit companies by enhancing their performance in searching the required fabric swatches, the consolidation of fabric swatch information, and, the operational effectiveness in the Sale and Marketing Department. In summary, it is hoped that after the completion of the project, one industrial scale software package of FRMS will be launched to be widely adopted by the textile and garment industry.