We made our way to sunny California to attend the 2015 IFAI Expo in Anaheim. PA Group was a featured exhibitor, in attendance to support the North American textile manufacturing industry through our advanced ERP, CRM, and MES technology.
During the show, we were able to talk with exhibitors and attendees alike, witnessing first-hand the innovative thinking happening at a variety of companies in the advanced textiles and specialty fabrics industry. We came away with a number of insights, namely the challenges faced when managing a complex global supply chain, something that applies to many businesses whether they design, source, manufacture, or distribute.
We took the opportunity provided by IFAI to talk about how technology will shape and revolutionize the future of manufacturing in North America. One topic of interest was the blossoming relationship between the Internet of Things and the Textile Factory Floor, a topic featured in our October Business Genius Webinar. Companies both large and small stopped by our booth to learn and discover the business systems that will move their business into the future, from the front office to the shop floor.
As always, the PA Group “prize guys” had a big prize giveaway each day of the conference. In honor of this event’s proximity to Disney and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we decided to give away two App-enabled BB-8 Droids by Sphero (winners pictured below). It was a great experience overall, and we hope everyone who stopped by for a free PA Group t-shirt is wearing it with pride! Be sure to check out our upcoming events to see what we’ll be up to in the coming months!
A big thanks goes out to Devin Steele of eTextileCommunications for the photos! For more in-depth reporting, be sure to check out the IFAI Expo 2015 write-up on eTextileCommunications, a valuable online textile industry resource. His insights are always timely and informative, keeping you engaged in what’s happening even if you can’t make it to industry events like IFAI.