Challenges in building a global supply chain in the apparel industry
Gargeya, Vidyaranya B.
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The last decade of the twentieth century has been characterized with the growth of global supply chains in a wide variety of industries. Global supply chain management in the apparel industry presents a wide variety of challenges. This paper presents a framework elaborating the challenges associated with communication, cultural relationships, technology, production proceses, supplier arrangements, and transportation infrastructure in building a global supply chain in the apparel industry catering primary to the U.S. market. The paper, in the concluding section, makes a few suggestions for future research in global supply chain management in the apparel industry.