Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection in the U.S. Textile— Apparel—Retail Supply Network

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Vidyaranya B. Gargeya, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
Jin Su, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This research investigates the key causal linkages in supply chain management—the impact of strategic sourcing and supplier selection on firm performance in the U.S. textile–apparel–retail supply network. A conceptual framework was developed and the empirical survey-based research methodology was used to gather data from the U.S. textile–apparel–retail complex. The data collection resulted in 181 responses, representing a 38.2% response rate. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the research model and test the research hypotheses. The research findings support that strategic sourcing has a significant and positive effect on business performance, and supplier selection has a significant and positive effect on the firm’s ability to gain competitive advantages. The research concludes with implications, limitations, and directions for future research.

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Clothing and Textiles Research Journal
Language: English
Date: 2009
strategic sourcing, supplier selection, structural equation modeling, textile and apparel industry, the United States

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