The School of Retail at TU Dublin are working with academics from institutions in five countries on an ambitious €250,000 European project. Funded by Erasmus+, the Supply Chain Visibility Project (SC Vis Project) has delivered an open-source digital tool that is designed to educate and train employees working in the fashion sector. SC Vis will develop the necessary skills and competencies in individuals to address the contemporary challenges across the full range of job roles that exist in the sector. Users will gain contemporary, relevant knowledge of importance of visibility in fast-evolving fashion supply chains.
The project has developed an open framework which other organisations and business are welcome to take on and adapt for themselves. The tool has been developed with partners from within the industry to help ensure relevance and will underpin regional economic development by creating a skilled workforce relevant to the current business requirements of supply chain visibility.
The free SC Vis tool helps existing and prospective employees to incorporate the knowledge gap identified from using SC Vis into their individual training needs plan. They can also use the training materials included in the tool to gain new knowledge that will contribute to a more effective job role and in developing their own career.
At a national level, the tool will address policy development needs to underpin a modern workforce across the supply chain in the fashion sector. Furthermore, it will aid in the development of standards and regulatory requirements to foster the creation of relevant competencies and capabilities in the workplace. The impact will take into account cultural differences across Europe within each national jurisdiction.
The team comprised of academics from institutions across five countries:
UK: The University of Gloucestershire (Lead partner)
France: École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA)
Greece: Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH)
Ireland: Technological University Dublin
Italy: MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business
For more information please visit https://uniofglos.blog/scvis/
Photo Caption: (L-R): Fiachra Coll (TU Dublin), John Jameson (TU Dublin) Gwenaëlle Lairet (ESSCA), Annabelle Holder (University of Gloucestershire), Brigitte de Faultrier (ESSCA), George Stalidis (ATEITH), Neil Towers (University of Gloucestershire).