Business-wise, our lives are digitally linked and extensively organized. Production, logistics, administrative and organization programs make our working lives efficient and comfortable.
What about the things we use every day? A product has a digital profile before and during its manufacturing. But what then?
PRIVATE STATUS QUO
As soon as a product reaches the private sector, that perfect organization dissolves and is no longer profitable.
We all know the advantages of intangible materials such as music (iTunes, media player), general data administration (Microsoft OFFICE) and communication (telephony, messages and social networks). Today, we cannot even fathom what life would be like without the aid of digital accessories such as platforms, portals, programs, etc.
We can only speculate what it would mean if we could have all the product warranties, service pledges, coupons, resale possibilities etc., immediately at our fingertips. A product with a fixed digital profile opens a completely new world for the user, the retailer and the manufacturer!
vision was for everyone to own a personal computer.
vision is that everyone has a digital home.
Back to the roots
In the villages of old…
… the product maker or manufacturer was available to for service and advice around-the-clock. He knew us, he knew our preferences, and could therefore render the proper assistance.
In a digitally linked “village“, products can be used communally and efficiently – nothing is lost.
THE FULLEST POTENTIAL
From warranty to recyclability, the digital potential of all products opens itself to us and is playfully and easily usable.
CIRCULAR FLOW ECONOMY
With that, the foundation-stone has been laid to make a circular flow economy possible for every product.
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Create product circulations based upon the consumer in global partnership with companies and organizations (industry – retail - recycling – charities / endowments).
Product-related service package ("in store" TAKE BAKE systems) includes all partners actively and generates profit for them (Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America).
THE NORTH FACE, RENO Schuhe, Vögele shoes, H&M, C&A, ADIDAS, PUMA, ADLER, Lidl, LEVIS, American Eagle Outfitters, etc.
Success depends upon many companies working as a team within a "closed loop network"
Closed Loop Alliance
Product circulations involve the complete process of collection and assorting from REUSE, UPCYCLING and DOWNCYCLING methods to the design and production of new products
"Use everything left", economically and ecologically effectively.
Modern consumption has a positive effect on people and the environment. Social and environmental responsibility made easy.
Charity foundation / Closed loop foundation
Siemens foundation Munich, H&M Foundation Stockholm, GOODWILL the USA, TAKA TAKA Solutions Nairobi; other charitable organizations
Season-related surface management, Shop in Shop Concepts, combine products, bring companies together, adapt marketing strategies, personnel management
Karstadt, Kaufhof, Woolworth, Hertie, P-Collection, etc.
Use "everything left over", economically and ecologically effectively.
Burg Klopp Bingen am Rhein 1980-1989,
Bayerischer Hof München 1980-1982,
Bristol Hotel Wien 1982-1984,
Käfer München 1984-1986,
HOGAKAUF Einkaufsverband Hotel und Gaststätten Bayern München 1986-1989
Purchase, production, branch construction, project management, personnel management
I:Collect AG, Board of Directors and CEO (2008-2015)
Create consumer based product circulations for the textile industry in a global partnership of companies and organizations (industry – retail– recycling – charities and foundations).
"if they sell it, they take it back!"
A central international organization platform working with consumers, manufacturers and retailers was created – based on a return system for commercial retailers from the transport, sorting, analysis to the recycling of used textiles, clothing and shoes.
Modern consumption, active textile recycling and responsible resource handling is no longer contradictory.
From the founding to I:CO’s establishment in 64 countries and over 15,000 collection points in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, Stephan Wiegand introduced responsible distribution, marketing and new standards regarding the "circular economy" of textiles and shoes in just seven years.
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