Reference Collaborative Processes in eBIZ/TC Upstream (2018-1)
Introduction to the Reference collaborative processes (ebBP)
The representation of the inter-company collaborative processes is a result of eBIZ/TC Upstream.
In fact, sharing a common representation of the collaborative process (a scenario) and of its activities and messages to be exchanged, simplifies the setup
of the collaboration and reduces misalignments and misunderstanding.
Its representation can be codified with an XML document (a ebBP, according with the
The reference collaboration processes are described (as images and as Business Process Specification Schemas)
for some common typologies of the textile Clothing supply chain;
starting from these representations the firms and their technology suppliers
will be able to decide to implement them completely or partially, or to create new variants more taylord to their needs.
Process 1 - Fabric supply
Process that describes the procurement of fabric by Clothing companies or Brand Retailers or other kind of Users (Home textile or automotive).
1 - Selection of fabrics
Activity of selection of the fabrics that the Clothing Producer (or any other User) insert in its Collection (includes the exchange of the products codes, the technical sheets, the anticipation or the forecast about articles to be purcased)
4 - Despatch of fabrics with groupage
In this scenario, the Fabric Producers agree to send fabrics and accessories ordered by the Apparel Producer to a Logistics Company or directly to the Apparel Subcontractor specified by the Apparel Producer.
The Apparel Producer send a Despatch Request of the "kit" to the Fabric Producer or to the Logistics company so that it can make the "groupage (fabric, buttons, fastners…) and send it to the specified Subcontractor.
At this point, the Logistics company (or the Fabric Producer) sends the Despatch Advise to the Apparel Producer to confirm the shipping; the same document is sent to the Subcontractor to anticipate the information about the material it will receive.
6 - Invoicing of fabrics
Activity that brings to completion the trading between the Fabric Producer and the Apparel Producer, enabling the Fabric Producer to debit the product supplied and any additional service performed.
Company or company function that organises manufacturing and material supplying in order to obtain a finished garments from fabrics.
It is the Client of the Fabric Producer and partially of the Yarn Producer.
Sub-contracting company (or company function) that hires job to the Apparel Producer (for example cutting/sewing operations, but also dying).
Company or company function that checks the quality of the fabrics on behalf of the producer (of fabric or of garment).
Company or company function that organises manufacturing and material supplying in order to obtain a finished fabric used for the production of garments or home textile.
The actual manufacturing may be done by own factories or by sub-contractors.
Its productive process has in input yarns and in output fabrics.
It is the Supplier of the Apparel Producer and the customer of the Yarn Producer.