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BP Business Desk
Coats Global Services (CGS), a Coats business providing complementary software solutions to the apparel and footwear supply chain, organised the first series of Apparel Tech Up in Dhaka on Tuesday and Chittagong on Thursday.
The event where over 100 top level stakeholders of the Bangladesh RMG industry like Mehroz, DMD, MBM Group, Ms. Vidya Amrit Khan, DMD, Desh Garments, Moazzam, CEO, Viyellatex attended, received a phenomenal response, said a
press release.
The event began with a note by David Berry, director for sales & marketing for GSD, a part of CGS. He talked about the vision of CGS for the upcoming year. He elaborated on the intent of CGS to be a complete end to end manufacturing supply excellence solution provider.
This was followed by a talk by Terry Broderick, global manufacturing and tech services leader, Kiabi. He talked about Kiabi’s perspective towards industry 4.0 and Kiabi’s 5 year growth strategy. He said, “Data is an essential piece of the puzzle and we have it completely factored into our strategy.”
This was followed by a keynote from Anas Shakil, director for manufacturing excellence, ThreadSol, a part of CGS who brought to light the current data dynamics in the world, including case studies from other industries and drew parallels with the apparel industry.

He strongly advocated the need for smart assimilation of data, saying “We, at CGS, completely understand the power of Data & analytics powering Mfg businesses. The focus needs to be on assessing and driving value through data, rather than just accumulating vast oceans of data. We need to create a platform that brings it all together intelligently.”

The final presentation of the event was by Manasij Ganguli, founder CEO, ThreadSol.

The event was concluded with a panel discussion between Manasij Ganguli, CGS, Ms. TramAnh Tran, Coats, Mithu of Epyllion, Terry Broderick of Kiabi and Dave Berry of CGS to discuss the current challenges and opportunities for RMG manufacturer in terms of data.