Mass customization is the natural progression for the economy as we enter the Information Age.
IC3D.com is the first and leading retailer of made-to-order, made-to-measure apparel on the Internet. Founded in 1996, IC3D has developed an Artificial Intelligence, GENN, a Genitically Engineered Neural Network that perfected made-to-order, made-to-measure jeans and pants receiving product validation from Good Housekeeping and The New York Times and business model validation from the Federal Reserve Bank.
Founding IC3D and seeing it through its "proof of concept" phase has been a labor of love for the whole IC3D team. We have strived to offer a better product and in so doing have achieved a customer satisfaction rate of greater than 95%. What we have proved is; it is possible to offer affordable made-on-demand (MOD) clothing designed individually to fit any measurement, in any style and any fabric.
Why is this so important?
For the first time on the mass scale, a customer can configure and receive their ideal product. By having the capability to design and manufacture affordably for "the market of one" - companies no longer have to focus their inventory on a niche market but rather can offer products MOD for every body. Ironically, this brings manufacturing full circle back to the days of workers custom making products - once only for royalty and the super rich - now affordably and available for the masses.
M.O.D.E.R.N. - Made On Demand Every Resource Networked
MODERN or MOD is a paradigm shift for delivering products. The shift is from a supply driven model where all products are pre-made, to a demand driven model where products are not made until the customer orders them. The economic benefits are many as inventory is reduced to raw materials, worker productivity is increased with technology and customers receive higher value from better products. To achieve real-time manufacturing, MODERN utilizes a secure website with a real-time database enabling every resource to be networked into real-time supply chain management software.
In apparel the rewards are many -- no longer do customers need to shop at length in hopes of finding something that fits. No longer are the retailers hindered by inventory, and for the first time are collaborating with customers to offer an ideal product. Lastly by employing technology the apparel worker becomes more productive and ultimately more valued.
Please feel free to contact me at peter@ ic3d.com.
All the best,
Peter del Rio