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Global agile supply chain practice in the European fashion clothing industry.

Iosif, Laura, Masson, Ron, Fernie, June and MacKerron, Grant (2005) Global agile supply chain practice in the European fashion clothing industry. In: OPerations and Global Competitiveness. OOK-press Ltd, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 383-389. ISBN 9632184556

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The work presented in the paper is the result of a series of case studies investigating the supply chain management practice adopted by European fashion clothing industry retailers and their suppliers. The results show the global agile supply practices adopted and how these meet the needs of the market. The practices adopted include aspects such as market focus, the nature of the supplier retailer business relationship, collaboration on product development and production, use of information systems, sharing of information and the postponement and decoupling of design and production decisions. Most important among these for agile supply is the focused attention to market fashion trends and sophisticated supply planning systems which identifies and postpones or decoules market critical product design and supply decisions to minimise risk yet maintain short lead times. An important additional dimension is the key role played by local agents and intermediaries based in the supplier countries.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9632184556
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 12th International EurOMA Conference on Operational and Global Competitiveness held in Budapest, Hungary on 19-22 June 2005
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain management; global supply; clothing sector;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 4961
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2012 10:17
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4961

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