Alibaba on Wednesday unveiled its own smart apparel factory that uses the internet giant’s manufacturing software as well as data on e-commerce sales and consumer preferences. The Xunxi Digital Factory, located in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou where Alibaba is based, is part of the company’s push to apply its technology to China’s old-fashioned manufacturing sector. If successful, the...
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