The textile and apparel industry needs to prepare both capital and market resources to apply part of the 4.0 revolution in the process of investment and production.
Industrial Revolution 4.0 also creates new opportunities for the textile industry. In the past, developing countries, labor-intensive countries have seen labor-intensive sectors such as textiles, footwear and fisheries as the industries that create jobs. But it is always assumed that these are low value, low-income industries.
But now, with the industrial revolution of 4.0, if applied extensively, rapidly, per capita labor productivity will improve dramatically.
Industries that are considered low income will be able to dramatically improve their incomes and create a new textile and footwear industry where workers’ incomes are asymptotically equivalent to other sectors. This is also a great opportunity for the industry to continue to attract a large number of workers, to develop more sustainably, avoid the situation of labor fluctuations.
The textile and garment sector has three main areas: Yarn – Textile – Dyeing – Garment, in which the yarn and textile industry has applied automation as well as information technology application in the past, especially the process. This has improved productivity, speed as well as reduced number of employees.
If the yarn and textile industry has the speed of automation, high technology application from early and less labor use, the garment sector is different.
Garment enterprises said that there are two main types of garment for garments, which are fashionable and have a lot of details and are constantly changing. Advanced production will be difficult to achieve in production automation because small order sizes, constantly changing styles, different sizes will be obstacles for the application of robots in the production.
However, standardized production areas with many fixed, variable parts are completely capable of applying robots and now robots are entering difficult stages such as grafting, arms, checks, skilled laborers, labor-intensive workers, there are automation equipment in this area to reduce the number of workers, increase productivity and Especially stable quality between the products together.
Thus, for textile and garment enterprises, in the next period, the most important preparation is to always update the world’s technological situation in this area and must accept in this period, speed Technology change in the world will be faster than before.