Title: Technology as a driver for competitiveness to Indian ready-made garments' supply chains

Authors: Arpita Khare, Vipul Sehgal, Dhawal Dhal, Sulabh Agarwal, Vrijendra Singh

Addresses: LDC Institute of Management, Allahabad 211002, India. ' Consultant at Deloitte & Touche AERS India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India. ' Consultant at Deloitte & Touche AERS India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India. ' IIIT, Allahabad, India. ' IIIT, Allahabad, India

Abstract: The current business dynamics have led to the adoption of technology for various business strategies. The inter-play of factors like globalisation, technology, outsourcing, supplier collaborations and customer relationships are fuelling the drive towards efficiencies. In this light, the paper makes an attempt to identify the driving factors for adopting technology for making supply chains competitive. It explores the adoption of Information Technology (IT) in Indian clothing retail supply chains, the information accessibility prevalent in the Indian supply chains. Primary research was conducted on the various ready-made clothing/garment retailers and the IT use levels were identified in the supply chain.

Keywords: SCM; supply chain management; India; competitiveness drivers; ready-made garments; clothing retailers; retailing; technology adoption; business dynamics; globalisation; outsourcing; supplier collaborations; customer relationship management; CRM; efficiency drives; efficiencies; ICT use levels; information technology; communications technology; information accessibility; textile industry; retail trade; shops; logistics systems; logistics management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.037418

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.8 No.1, pp.47 - 65

Published online: 30 Apr 2015 *

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