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Quality in international clothing supply chains: UK companies' perspectives

A.D. Popp (Research fellow in the Research Alliance in Fashion and Textiles within the Department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University)
J.E. Ruckman (Senior lecturer in the Department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University)
H.D. Rowe (Senior lecturer in the Department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

ISSN: 1361-2026

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Examining quality control in the context of international supply chains, the paper argues that, in general, there is a need for more empirical work in the field of supply‐chain studies. Empirical data are presented, derived from multiple case studies conducted via in‐depth questionnaires; potential analytical frameworks are also introduced. In particular, the relationship between quality control and the configuration of supply chains is explored in terms of imperatives, preferences and wider processes of restructuring. This approach allows for the identification of tensions between cost and quality imperatives that impact on supply‐chain configuration.

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Popp, A.D., Ruckman, J.E. and Rowe, H.D. (2000), "Quality in international clothing supply chains: UK companies' perspectives", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb022602

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