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Title: Textile and apparel supply chain management in Hong Kong
Authors: Lam, JKC
Postle, R
Keywords: Hong Kong
Supply chain management
Textile industry
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: International journal of clothing science and technology, 2006, v. 18, no. 4, p. 265-277 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of clothing science and technology 
Abstract: Purpose - This paper aims to review the concept of supply chain management. The typical problems facing with textile and apparel supply chain are short product cycle for fashion articles, long production lead-time and forecasting errors for fashion items. The Hong Kong textile and apparel supply chain faces additional problems of distance from customers in the US and European markets, long production lead-times and minimum batch sizes for production, and, recently, elimination of quota restriction in the US market, all of which force them to improve efficiency and enhance competitiveness through supply chain management. Seeks also to provide a selective bibliography for industrial practitioners with sources which can help them develop their supply chain strategies for the fashion market in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach - A range of recent published (1993-2005) works, which aim to provide practical advice are critiqued to aid the individual practitioner to manage its supply chain strategies in Hong Kong. These sources are sorted into sections: supply chain management in Hong Kong, textile and apparel supply chain management in Hong Kong, and problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises for textile and apparel supply chain. Findings - The differentiation of product demands into functional and innovative products helps the supply chain company to employ different supply chain strategies for different products, namely responsive supply chain strategy for innovative products and efficiency supply chain strategy for functional products. These two supply chain strategies are focused on the downstream supply chain aiming at shortening the time to research the market and also to reduce the stock levels in the retailing industry. Research limitations/implications - This is not an exhaustive list and cases are mainly from the Hong Kong textile and apparel industry, which perhaps limits its usefulness elsewhere. Practical implications - A very useful source of information and impartial advice for industrial practitioners to develop their own supply chain strategies for the fashion market in Hong Kong. Especially recently with the elimination of quota to the US market, the management of the supply chain is critical. Originality/value - This paper fulfils an identified information/ resources need and offers practical help to industrial practitioners on then supply chain management for the Hong Kong textile and apparel industry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20089
ISSN: 0955-6222
EISSN: 1758-5953
DOI: 10.1108/09556220610668491
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