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Analysis of Supply Chain Strategies Used by The United States Textile and Apparel Industries

Matt Berdine (Lands‘ En d, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA)
Erin Parrish (East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA)
Nancy L. Cassill (North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
William Oxenham (North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)
Michelle R. Jones (North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

Results show that firms are using a blended sourcing strategy in order to minimize risk and leverage manufacturing capabilities. Quality, cost and reliability of delivery are all indicated as important in terms of sourcing criteria. The results provide insight into the decision process and a framework for increasing efficiency resulting in increased international competitiveness.

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Berdine, M., Parrish, E., Cassill, N.L., Oxenham, W. and Jones, M.R. (2008), "Analysis of Supply Chain Strategies Used by The United States Textile and Apparel Industries", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-12-03-2008-B001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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