Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sourcingmöjligheter: en jämförelse mellan den portugisiska och kinesiska
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Sourcing Possibilities : a Comparison between the Portuguese and Chinese (English)
Abstract [en]

The lifecycle of fashion products get shorter and shorter. Companies in the fashion business need to make sure that they can offer their customers the right products, in the right quantity at the exact right time. The competition on the fashion market today is tough and if companies are going to be successful they need to have access to the most reliable suppliers, and also offer their customers products with high quality to attractive prices. It is therefore of highest importance to evaluate and choose the right sourcing strategy. Product category and type of organisation are some of the factors that will determine which strategy that is most appropriate. The purpose with this study is to investigate the possibilities for Swedish fashion brands to source from the Portuguese and the Chinese supplier markets. Based on selected theories and empirics we have determined the advantages and disadvantages for a Swedish company with small quantities and focus on design on both markets. Since we had the opportunity to visit a Portuguese sourcing company the main focus will be on Portugal in this study. We have used a hermeneutic perspective in our study and have alternated between theory and empirics. We have been working close to our objects of the study and tried to put our results into a bigger perspective to be able to get a greater understanding for the subject. Our empirics are based on the interviews we made at the Portuguese sourcing company and at their sister company in Gothenburg. The theory and empirical materials have been analysed and our conclusions are based on these results. Our conclusion is that both the Portuguese and Chinese supplier market can be a good alternative for Swedish fashion brands with small quantities and focus on design. Both markets have different advantages and disadvantages regarding supplier performance such as price, quality, flexibility and lead times. We think that the selection of supplier market should be based upon organizational and product issues like volume and the importance of design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Textiles , 2010.
Series
Kandidatuppsats
Keywords [en]
sourcing, supplier strategy, supplier performance, supplier market, portugal, china
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19847Local ID: 2320/6227OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19847DiVA, id: diva2:1311781
Note
Program: TextilekonomutbildningenAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1321 kB)29 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1321 kBChecksum SHA-512
def1b67a1d01b3af26b482160b36389ebe0f622b0c4e265bb923902d2349d4a2fd2f587e4b9731ac58c516e33b8a56e9a099d2d9cac5ff27d1214368777e4e72
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Swedish School of Textiles
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 29 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 4 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf