Three trends of digital transformation of small and medium sized garment factories

The digital transformation of small and medium-sized garment enterprises is a new feature and mode of the integration of industrialization and industrialization. In the "digital transformation partnership action", the digital transformation of small and medium-sized garment enterprises will enter a new stage, showing some new characteristics.

From the perspective of factor empowerment, the driving force of digital transformation of small and medium-sized garment enterprises is shifting from "technology driven" to "data driven". The core of digital transformation is to get through the enterprise data chain, guide the data circulation and sharing in the whole process of enterprise production, business and process, and use data flow to drive technology flow, material flow, capital flow and talent flow, so as to promote enterprise business innovation and mode change.

In the past, small and medium-sized garment enterprises used to use technical thinking to promote digitization, and used to build it platform and purchase business information system to improve the application level of single point and single link informatization. With the idea of data rising as a new factor of production, small and medium-sized garment enterprises will pay more and more attention to the aggregation of their own data resources, strengthen the construction of data management capacity, realize "speak with data, make decisions with data, manage with data, innovate with data", and promote business innovation with data application innovation.

From the perspective of process empowerment, the digital application of small and medium-sized garment enterprises penetrates into the whole process from management, service and other common links. There are many small and medium-sized enterprises, involving wholesale and retail, manufacturing, commercial services, agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery, hotel and catering and many other industries. The digital transformation needs "thousands of enterprises, many aspects". In a short period of time, it is difficult to form a general digital solution covering the whole process and systematization.

Driven by the consumer Internet, many manufacturers use e-commerce platforms to expand online business, precision marketing and o2o services. Forced by the epidemic isolation mechanism, more enterprises carry out collaborative office, mobile commerce and other remote services based on the mobile office platform, exploring a practical path with strong operability and high replicability for the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises, It will lead more enterprises to start from the common operation and management, marketing services and other links, promote the migration of relevant business systems to the cloud platform, purchase cloud services, and promote the transformation from easy to difficult.

From the perspective of platform empowerment, the digital transformation path of small and medium-sized enterprises is from the integration of external industrial chain to the reverse upgrading of internal transformation. Digital transformation is a systematic, long-term and high investment project. It is difficult to accurately define when and to what extent the cost and benefit balance. Most of the small and medium-sized enterprises have weak information foundation, lack of sufficient digital platform or digital business operation experience, and are faced with large capital cost constraints in the aspects of systematic digital procurement scheme and construction of digital platform.

Comparatively speaking, small and medium-sized enterprises are more likely to join the "virtual industrial cluster" based on platform, with industry leading enterprises and Internet platform enterprises as the main body. By participating in crowdsourcing, crowdsourcing, crowdsourcing and other networked collaborative projects, they contribute their own technology, resources and capabilities, share market orders, marketing channels and revenue sharing. With the gradual establishment of the digital ecology of win-win cooperation, small and medium-sized enterprises have gained sufficient experience in information docking, benefit improvement and capacity building, and then promote their own digital construction from the outside to the inside.

In a word, the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises can not be achieved overnight. We need to build a digital transformation ecosystem with Chinese characteristics (as shown in the figure below) through the digital transformation partnership action, joint government, enterprise, industry, University and research parties, and the efforts of the whole society to "empower" the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises