With the latest outbreak of the COVID19 Coronavirus in the UK, more people than ever are working from home, shifting the entire working population and their working habits. Moreover, people’s habits and daily practices are changing with hand washing becoming more frequent and commuting less so. Recently, even Good Morning Britain presenter, Susana Reid was found having to self-isolate and work from home.
In normal times there is always a population who work remotely and from home including freelancers as well as some businesses who have always done so. With the Coronavirus starting to make more people consider their places of work and how they work altogether, it is becoming increasingly interesting to watch and see what this actually means for the UK and the wider economy in both the short and the medium to longer term.
“In the fashion industry, brands are not as advanced in using tech as they could be. This is because there are limited tools which specifically cater to the designing and production process. Systems are disjointed and slow, and there is no single version of truth in the design-to-delivery process – something which will only be exacerbated by teams having to work separately from home.
“What is crucial for brands to stay alive right now is the ability to navigate uncertainty. This is why we created SupplyCompass as the cloud-based software solution for seamless collaboration across the whole supply chain process. Through the SaaS platform, fashion brands are able to design collections, collaborate across teams, create tech packs in minutes, find world-class manufacturers with leading certifications, get instant costs, receive quality samples first time, manage all production and ultimately have supply chain transparency and traceability, all from one dashboard, wherever they’re working from.
“It’s likely we’re on the cusp of huge behavioural change in the industry. This presents an opportunity for real change and transformation of the industry, something which can only happen with the right combination of technology and collaboration.”
Who Are SupplyCompass?
SupplyCompass is a digital supply chain startup whose platform is empowering fashion brands to design and deliver better products. The cloud-based software is transforming the fashion industry, by digitising global supply chains and making sustainable sourcing easy for brands and every player in the supply chain.
SupplyCompass has handpicked the best manufacturers and suppliers around the world to be part of their network, meaning brands have instant access to over 200 carefully selected partners. The majority of their network is in India, with some strategically placed partners in Portugal, Nepal, China and Spain.