Assessing the future challenges in strategic sourcing commodity from China: a case-study analysis

Towers, Neil and Song, Yi (2010) Assessing the future challenges in strategic sourcing commodity from China: a case-study analysis. Asia Pacific Business Review, 16 (4). pp. 527-544. ISSN 1360-2381

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Abstract

There has been an increasing trend of global sourcing garment supply from South-East Asia but the challenges confronting retailers sourcing commodity and seasonal garments from countries such as China are less well understood. A supplier evaluation model developed from the Kaufmann and Hedderich (2005) framework assesses the delivery, flexibility, cost, quality, reliability and culture sourcing challenges from China using a case study approach of a UK-based garment sourcing company using a fuzzy logic method. The results have identified that the highest challenges include unforeseen risk in delivery process, rigid negotiability, language barriers and Chinese-style business customs. The most important challenges are improvement, sourcing location, languages barriers, unforeseen delivery risks and customer services.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; Chinese garment supply;commodity;fuzzy logic methodology; strategic global sourcing; trading relationships
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 17:26
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016 19:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1229

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