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Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry,9780132974622
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Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry



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The first textbook dedicated to global sourcing in textiles and apparel.


Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, 1e is the first text to examine the crucial function of global sourcing in the textile and apparel industries, providing practical insight into both how and why global sourcing is pursued. Over 95% of today’s textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Chapters include step-by-step global sourcing procedures and explore the theoretical, political, economic, social, and environmental implications of global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on sustainability. Learning activities are based on the author’s extensive industry experience and address current issues that sourcing professionals face every day.


Teaching and Learning Experience


This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It provides:

  • Clear, comprehensive information: Discussions help students understand both how and why textiles and apparel are sourced globally.
  • A practical, hands-on approach: Realistic examples and learning activities get students involved in the text.
  • Career-focused information: Chapters focus on the knowledge and skills that industry professionals apply every day.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Introduction to Global Sourcing

Chapter 2    Theoretical Perspectives of Global Sourcing

Chapter 3    Global Trends, Business Types, and Global Sourcing

Chapter 4    Global Sourcing Options

Chapter 5    Global Sourcing Step 1. New Product Development

Chapter 6    Global Sourcing Step 2. Macro Environmental Analysis for Supplier Selection

Chapter 7    Global Sourcing Step 3, Micro-level Analysis for Supplier Selection

Chapter 8    Global Sourcing Step 4: Purchase Order and Methods of Payment

Chapter 9    Global Sourcing Step 5: Pre-production, Production, and Quality Assurance

Chapter 10    Global Sourcing Step 6: Logistics and Importing Processes

Chapter 11    Global Sourcing Step 7: Sourcing Performance Evaluation

Chapter 12    Current and Future of Global Sourcing

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