IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(4): 272-277 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.614

Identifying the Risk Dynamics of Supply Chain Operations in Large Scale Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka

Chamil E. Kodithuwakku and Deepthi N. Wickramarachchi
Abstract— Risk assessment is an important process in the supply chain risk management system to identify the risk profile of an organization. This study is focused on identifying the risk assessment of Large-scale apparel manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka. The research investigates the risk assessment in the perspective of the supply chain management personnel as the focus group for this study. Risk matrix approach is used in the analysis process and critical supply chain risks are identified for development of risk response strategies. Twenty eight potential causes for exposing to the supply chain risk are assessed in this study. These risk factors are categorized under nature related risks, political system created risks, competitor & market generated risks, internal operations related risks, available capacity caused risks and information systems related risks.

Index Terms— Apparel, risk assessment, risk matrix, supply chain.

The authors are with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (e-mail: chamil.cek@gmail.com).

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Cite: Chamil E. Kodithuwakku and Deepthi N. Wickramarachchi, " Identifying the Risk Dynamics of Supply Chain Operations in Large Scale Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 272-277, 2015.

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