Title: Logistics complexity in Indian garment supply chain

Authors: Siddharth Shankar Rai; Vishal Sharma; Kunal Ganguly

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Bazpur Road, Kashipur, Dist. Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand – 244713, India ' Kathua Campus, University of Jammu, Kali bari, kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, 184104, India ' Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Bazpur Road, Kashipur, Dist. Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand – 244713, India

Abstract: The study focuses on describing the supply chain in a complex environment by taking special reference of the Indian garment industry. It focuses on describing the causes of complexity in the logistics network in order to describe the complexity. Authors differentiate the entire system and its complexity between the logistics complexity and supply chain complexity. After differentiation, the paper focuses on the individual factors of the complexity in both the subsystems and tries to find out the solutions for reducing the complexity.

Keywords: supply base; distribution base; logistics complexity; supply chain complexity; causal loop diagram; delays; logistics infrastructure; India; garment supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; garment industry; apparel industry; clothing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAL.2015.074329

International Journal of Automation and Logistics, 2015 Vol.1 No.4, pp.419 - 430

Received: 07 Jan 2015
Accepted: 21 Sep 2015

Published online: 22 Jan 2016 *

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