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

Towers, Neil ORCID: 0000-0002-2582-2241 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. doi:10.1080/13602380903068071

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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: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 17:26
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 13:30

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