Quick response in fashion supply chains with dual information updating
The time a garment spent travelling through a pipeline, from fiber to retailer, was 66 weeks, and, of that, only 11 weeks was taken up with processing. Supply chain complexity in the textile industry has caused the obstacles in coordination between suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers.
In the textile and fashion supply chains, there is uneven distribution of financial benefits between manufacturer and retailer .
Academic research on fast fashion retailers is an emerging field of study .
If we ignore this issue, it can cause uncontrollable disruptions in terms of inventory obsolescence, much higher stocks, unreliable deliveries, economic crisis, and loss of competitiveness in the global textile and apparel supply chain.
The key aim of this paper is to propose a model of fast fashion product complexity for managing the supply chain disruption in the global outsourcing environment.
Recently, reshoring is an emerging trend [11, 12] as a result of complexities involved in managing the dependent portion of the textile supply chain.
This situation is making it difficult for textile companies to maintain competitive advantage in the global environment.
As compared with basic textile and apparel products, fast fashion products are complex in their own way.