Stitch World - - EDITORIAL -

Many of you may re­mem­ber that the first edi­tion of Stitch World mag­a­zine was launched 15 years ago in 2003…; but it seems like yes­ter­day!

The jour­ney was an en­rich­ing one which pri­mar­ily in­cluded un­der­stand­ing, analysing and im­ple­ment­ing ex­ist­ing tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems to im­prove qual­ity, pro­duc­tiv­ity and work method­olo­gies. Hardly any time or pages were de­voted to the fu­ture.

The changes that did come, were in­cre­men­tal or to the best ‘mild rif­fles’ in the pre­vail­ing pool, but cer­tainly not dis­rup­tive or even sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent… A small change here, a mi­nor in­ter­ven­tion there or an in­tro­duc­tion to au­to­ma­tion were the ex­cit­ing high­lights of the mag­a­zine.

But 2017 re­ally changed the out­look… Sud­denly a whole new plethora of tech­nolo­gies ex­ploded in the mar­ket­place…; tech­nolo­gies that chal­lenged the old way of think­ing, chang­ing and dis­rupt­ing the way we knew pro­duc­tion till date, shap­ing a new course for pro­duc­tion in the fu­ture!

Tech­nolo­gies, sys­tems and pro­cesses that seemed far-fetched a few years ago, sud­denly be­came pos­si­ble and prac­ti­cal… We were look­ing at the fu­ture, not as an imag­i­na­tion in time, but a re­al­ity wait­ing to hap­pen.

After 15 years of talk­ing about the same old con­cepts, we were faced with new thoughts and ways of work­ing. Al­ways fast to move with the chang­ing time, Stitch World too trans­formed and up­dated its scope and con­tent…, pre­par­ing not for the present, but for the fu­ture.

I am sure you would have seen this change be­ing re­flected in the pages! Do let me know if the change is ac­cept­able and in the right di­rec­tion.

Deepak Mo­hin­dra Ed­i­tor-in-Chief

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