IJIMT 2014 Vol.5(5): 334-338 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2014.V5.536

A Research on the Applications of Supply Chain in Textile-Clothing Industry

Özlem Kaya and Fatma Öztürk
Abstract— Nowadays most of the firms understood the importance of obtaining competitive advantage of interenterprise relations and started to re-establish the relations of both suppliers and customers depending on basis of mutual cooperation and gain. Especially developing close coordination with suppliers is seen to provide quite positive contributions to the areas like increasing product quality, decreasing the cost of purchased products, developing the production and logistic flexibility, increasing customer satisfaction.
Constantly changing fashion, various shopping seasons, different materials, various accessories are the features which affect the process in textile industry. Besides constant increasing competition, price pressure, shortening the process of supply of products into markets, import/export, complex production structures, working with third parties are operation a factors which describe the structure of textile industry.
This study was prepared with the aim of determining the applications of supply chain of textile-clothing industry. The study was applied on 497 active textile-clothing firms which affiliated with TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) in the last quarter of 2012. In this study supply chain applications were analysed in textile-clothing industry. Consequently in textile-clothing industry some variables have been reached in relation to supply chain applications.

Index Terms— Chain supply, competition, textile-clothing industry, technology.

Özlem Kaya is with Hitit University, MYO, Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Leather Department, Çorum, Turkey (e-mail: ozlemkaya@hitit.edu.tr).
Fatma Öztürk is with Gazi University, Faculty of Art and Design, Fashion Design Department, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: fozturk@gazi.edu.tr).

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Cite: Özlem Kaya and Fatma Öztürk, " A Research on the Applications of Supply Chain in Textile-Clothing Industry," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 334-338, 2014.

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