WARBURTON, R.D.H. and STRATTON, R., 2002. Questioning the relentless shift to offshore manufacturing. Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, 7 (2), pp. 101-108. ISSN 1359-8546Full text not available from this repository.
The last 20 years has seen a relentless shift to offshore manufacturing as retailers chase ever-lower labor costs. The results of this strategy can now be evaluated and we propose that some adjustments are in order. We analyze the case of a North American apparel manufacturer (Griffin Manufacturing, Inc.) that has successfully emerged from a period of major change with a strong and strategic position in the apparel supply chain. This case study documents Griffin’s survival through evolution in capabilities, technology, and especially attitude. The Griffin case study suggests that keeping a portion of the manufacturing onshore at an agile, quick response factory is cost effective: it increases sales and improves margins. However, the new relationship between the parties is much more complex and requires commitment on both sides.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Publication Title:||Supply Chain Management: an International Journal|
|Creators:||Warburton, R.D.H. and Stratton, R.|
|Publisher:||MCB UP Ltd./Emerald|
|Rights:||© Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Divisions:||Schools > Nottingham Business School|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 10:38|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:11|
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