An approach to developing agile sustainable supply chains in the fashion industry

Karina McGowan, Alexis Barlow, Peter Duncan

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With fashion retailers now faced with the simultaneous challenges of achieving supply chain agility and improving sustainability, the aim of this research was to review the literature on agile fashion supply chains and fashion supply chain sustainability in order to better understand how both challenges may be tackled simultaneously. A conceptual model, following a 3- dimensional concurrent engineering logic is presented which proposes that there are multiple enablers of fashion supply chain agility and sustainability that complement each other at the supply chain design, product design and process design levels. It is anticipated that this research will provide fashion retailers with a combined starting point/focus for developing supply chain strategy that is capable of working towards achieving agility and sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2020 Conference in the Cloud
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
ISBN (Print)9780995641334
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Academy of Management 2020 Conference in the Cloud: Innovating for a Sustainable Future - Virtual
Duration: 2 Sept 20204 Sept 2020 (Event website.)


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management 2020 Conference in the Cloud
Abbreviated titleBAM2020
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