Smarter Garment District

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A strategy devised by myself and colleagues to find a way to revitalize New York City’s Garment District. This solution was designed to include Source4Style.

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Smarter Garment District

  1. 1. SMARTERGARMENTDISTRICT
  2. 2. GARMENT DISTRICT BACkGRouNDMyThS & FACTSoppoRTuNITyNETwoRkSMARTER GARMENT DISTRICTVAluE oF CoNNECTIVITyVISIoNRECoMMENDATIoNS
  3. 3. GARMENT DISTRICT BACkGRouND
  4. 4. MYTH No oNE MANuFACTuRES IN ThE GARMENT DISTRICT MyThS & FACTS
  5. 5. FACT 165,000 total jobs in Garment District 99,660 production jobs within the fashion industry MyThS & FACTS
  6. 6. FACT 31 % Fashion Manufacturing represents 31% of all manufacturing in NYC. 15% Within the NYC Fashion Industry, 15% of the workers are employed in garment manufacturing. MyThS & FACTS
  7. 7. MYTH MANuFACTuRING oVERSEAS IS MoRE EFFICIENT ThAN MANuFACTuRING IN NyC MyThS & FACTS
  8. 8. FACT COST: Smaller quantities cost less to produce locally. SPEED: It is quicker to produce locally than Manufacturing overseas. QUALITY: Designers can ensure quality assurance when manufacturers are close-by. DISTRIBUTION: When fuel costs rise, it causes longer timelines and higher costs for shipping. MyThS & FACTS
  9. 9. MYTH TEChNoloGy EQuAlS JoB ElIMINATIoN MyThS & FACTS
  10. 10. FACT Computer Aided Design E-commerce Supply Chain Management 2D Code and Barcode Scanning MyThS & FACTS
  11. 11. MAPPING MulTIplE oRGANIZATIoNS ARE MAppING ThE GARMENT DISTRICT howEVER NoNE ADDRESS ThE ISSuE oF CoNNECTIVITy BETwEEN BuSINESSES oppoRTuNITy
  12. 12. oppoRTuNITy
  13. 13. oppoRTuNITy
  14. 14. TRANSPARENCY TRANSpARENCy MAkES VISIBlE whAT IS poSSIBlE oppoRTuNITy
  15. 15. NETWORK LOCAL COORDINATION New civic collaborations Reboot or reinvent Garment District to reclaim the sense of place and civic pride NETwoRk
  16. 16. NETwoRk
  17. 17. NETWORK GLOBAL DEMAND Potential to become “a constellation of regional economies with strong cities at the core.” Clustering: Key to the success of many industries and to competitive community development NETwoRk
  18. 18. NETwoRk
  19. 19. A smart community is a community that has madeSMARTER a conscious effort to use information technology to transform life and work withinGARMENT its region in significant and fundamental rather than incremental ways. The goalDISTRICT of such an effort is more than the mere deployment of technology. Rather it is about preparing one’s community to meet the challenges of a global, knowledge economy.” John M. Eger Director of the Creative Economy Initiative
  20. 20. VALUE uTIlIZE NEXT GENERATIoN TEChNoloGIES, NoT To REplACE woRkERS, BuT To ENhANCE CoNNECTIVITy AND MAXIMIZE ThE MARkETING oppoRTuNITy oF ThE DISTRICT VAluE oF CoNNECTIVITy
  21. 21. VALUE VAluE oF CoNNECTIVITy
  22. 22. VISION CollABoRATIVE SERVICES oN A DIGITAl plATFoRM IN whICh ThE END uSERS CollABoRATE To pRoDuCE SoluTIoNS To A wIDE RANGE oF INDuSTRy FoCuSES VISIoN
  23. 23. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  24. 24. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  25. 25. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  26. 26. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  27. 27. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  28. 28. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  29. 29. VISION SERVICES Producer/Consumer Network Mapping Diffused Information Aggregate Social Action Creating a Network for Social Conviviality Mutual Support Circle Competencies, Time and Product Exchange Products, Places and Knowledge Sharing VISIoN
  30. 30. VISION OUTCOME Economic Growth Clear identification of existing resources and talent Shift from secrecy to Transparency VISIoN
  31. 31. RECOMMENDATIONS B2B eCommerce Platform Source4Style acts as the broker between consumers in the Smarter Garment District. Continue building their online B2B marketplace and further linking consumers and suppliers. RECoMMENDATIoNS
  32. 32. RECOMMENDATIONS TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY Identify if required technology is available Assess existing technology infrastructure of participants Identify capability, in terms of software, hardware, personnel and expertise RECoMMENDATIoNS
  33. 33. RECOMMENDATIONS ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY Legal and regulatory analysis Revenue and expense projections Implementation plan RECoMMENDATIoNS
  34. 34. RECOMMENDATIONS MARKETING PLAN Who is Your Neighbor? - Engagement campaign Did You Know? - Awareness campaign RECoMMENDATIoNS
  35. 35. SMARTERGARMENTDISTRICT

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