Title: Design of agile supply chain model for footwear industry

Authors: U. Abdul Kadar; S.R. Devadasan; K. Balakrishnan

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering Arni, 632326, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 641004, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Thrissur – 680009, Kerala, India

Abstract: Agile supply chains aid manufacturing companies to produce quickly innovative products and offer innovative services which will delight the customers. This paper reports a research in which an exclusive model for developing and managing agile supply chains in footwear industry was designed. This model is named as agile supply chain for footwear industry (ASFI). ASFI has been designed for implementation in footwear manufacturing companies through 11 steps. On implementing these steps, agile supply chains are developed and managed in the footwear manufacturing company. The unique feature of ASFI model is that it is incorporated with both the theoretical and practical knowledge which make the development and management of agile supply chains systematic and practical for enabling the footwear manufacturing companies to face the intensification of competition and emerge as winners in the global markets.

Keywords: agile manufacturing; supply chain management; agile supply chain management; ASCM; footwear industry; innovative ideas; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2019.097545

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2019 Vol.17 No.2, pp.230 - 244

Available online: 22 Jan 2019 *

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