Supply Chain Strategies of the Apparel Industry in Research: A Literature Review

18 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2020

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Sabrina Backs

Bielefeld University

Hermann Jahnke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lars Lüpke

Bielefeld University

Mareike Stuecken

Bielefeld University - Department of Business Administration and Economics

Christian Stummer

Bielefeld University

Date Written: March 21, 2020

Abstract

In recent decades, the apparel industry has received substantial attention from both practitioners and from researchers. This interest has been fueled by the desire to shrink product lifecycles as well as by the increasing competition in the apparel industry due to globalization and digitization. What is the convenient supply chain strategy? How can it be managed and what types of investigation do a company have to find the “right” direction? In this working paper, we present a short summary of the historical background of the apparel industry and in particular a comprehensive literature review. In this context, we have grouped the existing literature regarding supply chain strategies of the apparel industry in qualitative empirical, quantitative empirical and model theoretical research to lay a basis for further research tasks.

Keywords: supply chain strategy, fast fashion, apparel industry

JEL Classification: L10 L23 L67 M11

Suggested Citation

Backs, Sabrina and Jahnke, Hermann and Lüpke, Lars and Stuecken, Mareike and Stummer, Christian, Supply Chain Strategies of the Apparel Industry in Research: A Literature Review (March 21, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3558419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3558419

Sabrina Backs (Contact Author)

Bielefeld University ( email )

Universitätsstraße 25
Bielefeld, NRW 33613
Germany

Hermann Jahnke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lars Lüpke

Bielefeld University ( email )

Universitätsstraße 25
Bielefeld, NRW 33613
Germany

Mareike Stuecken

Bielefeld University - Department of Business Administration and Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 100131
D-33501 Bielefeld, NRW 33501
Germany

Christian Stummer

Bielefeld University ( email )

Universitätsstraße 25
Bielefeld, 33615
Germany

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