International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023
Supply Chain Resilience in Garments Industry
Author(s): Harshit Singhal
Context: The transition from just useful to more creative and trendy things has given the fashion and clothing industry with unique supply chain issues, such as extremely changeable customer demand. These challenges have been presented as a result of the move away from only utilitarian items. The main objective of the fashion and garment business is to optimize profits over the long term by limiting expenditures while simultaneously optimizing returns on investment and customer happiness. This will ultimately lead to the greatest amount of money being made. In order to make the most of this responsiveness, the supply chain evolved into a structure that was more agile, using a broad variety of different tactics. Methods include manufacturing done in close proximity. Because of this, the fashion and clothing industries have placed a significant amount of emphasis on reshoring as a management technique for the purpose of increasing supply chain demand responsiveness (SCDR). The purpose of this study is to design a plan for the garment industry that takes into consideration supply chain demand responsiveness (SCDR) as well as reshoring. Because of this, reshoring fashion enterprises would have an easier time pleasing their clients, since the supply chain would become more adaptable and responsive. The approach that was used in this research was one that blended the use of inductive reasoning with exploratory methods. Primary data were collected via semi-structured interviews, while secondary data were obtained from academic literature. Both sets of data were examined qualitatively through the use of thematic topics.
Conclusions: The statistics illustrate the many components that make up the supply chain for the manufacture of clothing. These are the requirements that must be met before one can consider a supply chain to be responsive. In addition to this, it collects information on the many factors that are contributing to the relocation of garment manufacture from other nations to the United States. In addition, connections have been found between these two characteristics, which demonstrates the influence that reshoring has on the achievement of demand responsiveness in the garment supply chain. This study contributes to the development of the theoretical framework by demonstrating that it is relevant to the logistics of the supply chain in the garment industry and that it is compatible with those processes. As a result, it could be useful for both apparel firms and their suppliers to analyze how responsive their supply chain is. The core dataset contains real information, as opposed to hypothetical information, that connects a variety of practices from market-leading organizations with the theory, hence enhancing the depth and breadth of the latter. It is possible for companies to learn more about the reshoring problem and SCDR by making use of the relationships they already have. This helps determine the most effective reshoring approach for the brand to implement in order to achieve SCDR.
Keywords: Apparel Manufacturing, Supply Chain Demand Responsiveness, Reshoring of Apparel Manufacturing, Strategic Development
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