I was delighted to hear from Matt Wallace, Project DXM‘s CEO, that the company had been named to the WEF’s list of Technology Pioneers – growth-stage companies from around the world that are using new technologies and innovation poised to significantly impact business and society.
For several years, NC State students and faculty have been working with DXM through our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. We have engaged with DXM through our SCRC projects, as well as including members of the Wilson College of Textiles and the Poole College’s Business Analytics Initiative.
DXM is transforming the apparel industry with an open, software-as-a-service platform that makes localized, on-demand manufacturing possible. Brands, retailers and creators use the DXM platform to offer highly individualized apparel, footwear, and more, and in turn, build brand loyalty while eliminating harmful waste. DXM is a company comprised of best-in-class, global partners including the popular American brand Carhartt and some of the world’s leading apparel manufacturers – Shahi, Brandix, MAS, and Busana Apparel Groupa. (Check out this Explainer video to learn more).
Being selected for this elite group of companies is a true honor. DXM is one of 34 North American recipients across all sectors being recognized this year. DXM was chosen by the World Economic Forum for leading transformation in the apparel industry with technology that makes localized, on-demand manufacturing possible.
Some of the student projects NCSU worked on with DXM during this time included mapping out business processes, determining critical software interfaces and procedures, as well as benchmarking industry competition and business models. Some of the key elements we were involved in helped to support DXM’s business model.
With DXM, brands and retailers can meet consumer needs like never before.
- Virtual tailoring – DXM’s solution allows consumers access to the perfect fit without leaving their home. Shoppers can use body measurement software to capture hundreds of body data points and virtually tailor their clothes online.
- Better fit – DXM’s proprietary pattern engine creates a custom pattern based on the consumer’s fit and preferences along with the design specifications of the product. This pattern is delivered directly to the manufacturer.
- Inclusive of every body- DXM’s platform allows endless choices to meet consumer preferences and provide greater options for people with disabilities.
- Speed and agility – on-demand manufacturing means custom items can be produced in days, not months.
We look forward to our continued work with DXM as an industry partner. Matt has been a terrific supporter of our program, and we look forward to our ongoing engagement as they grow.
Congratulations to Matt, Jeff, Josh, and the entire team, and thank you for your support!