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.
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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