Social manufacturing for high-end apparel customization

Xiuqin Shang, Fei Yue Wang, Gang Xiong*, Timo R. Nyberg, Yong Yuan, Sheng Liu, Chao Guo, Sen Bao

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Social manufacturing U+0028 SM U+0029, a novel distributed, collaborative and intelligent manufacturing mode, is proposed and developed for high-end apparel customization. The main components of SM cloud are designed, and its research topics are summarized. Then, SM U+02BC s key technologies are studied. 3D technologies for apparel customization, like 3D modeling, 3D fitting mirror and 3D customization, are developed to improve the customization precision and user experience. Information based collaborative management is realized to share, communicate, and handle the information efficiently among all groups and individuals of SM cloud. Suppliers U+02BC evaluation mechanism is designed to support the optimal decisions making. Next, SM cloud is constructed in five layers for high-end apparel customization. By using SM cloud based crowd-sourcing, social resources can be allocated rationally and utilized efficiently, consumer can customize the product in any processes like innovation, design, making, marketing and service, and traditional apparel enterprise can be upgraded into SM mode for keeping it competitive in the future customization markets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8283976
Pages (from-to)489-500
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 3D apparel customization
  • Big data
  • Collaborative management
  • Social manufacturing cloud


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  • FiDiPro/SoMa

    Mohajeri, B., Poesche, J., Mehtälä, J., Bao, S., Tukiainen, T., Hiekkanen, K., Millar, R., Karjalainen, J., Nyberg, T., Hämäläinen, M., Kauranen, I., Xiong, G., Zhou, Y. & Tuomisaari, H.


    Project: Business Finland: FiDiPro

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