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Purpose – With the intense competition in the global textile and apparel industry and the uncertainty of the global textile and apparel business environment, sourcing has increasingly assumed a pivotal strategic role in textile and apparel supply chain management. Strategic sourcing is crucial...
Purpose – Near sourcing is starting to be regarded as a valid alternative to global sourcing in order to leverage supply chain (SC) responsiveness and economic efficiency. The present work proposes a decision‐making approach developed in collaboration with a leading Italian retailer that was...
Purpose – Given the global economic recession, anti‐offshoring political campaign platforms and proposed anti‐offshoring legislation in many developed countries, organizations face pressure to keep jobs in their home country. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which...
Purpose – This paper intends to quantify the impact of anticipating a capacity expansion, treated as a risky investment in a strategic vertical integration. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adapts the real option methodology to a time frame model. It uses a case study to investigate the...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to answer the question asked by Buelen “What do we still need to learn about outsourcing across time zones?”. Design/methodology/approach – This paper serves as a response to the commentary by Erik Beulen in SOIJ Vol. 5 No. 1 titled “I'm working while...
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