Clothing Logistics Centre Site Selection for Turkish Clothing Industry


Eryürük S. H. , Kalaoğlu F. , Baskak M.

Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, vol.98, no.2, pp.13-18, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-18
  • Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Clothing industry, Logistics center, Site selection

Abstract

The textile and clothing sectors can be seen as a supply chain consisting of a number of discrete activities. The supply chain from sourcing raw materials to distribution and marketing must be well organized as an integrated production network. Logistics is a very important strategy to gain competitive advantages like time, cost and customer satisfaction. In this study, the establishment of a clothing logistics center for the Turkish Clothing Industry in the Marmara Region of Turkey was evaluated by clothing and logistics sector experts. A numerical study with a questionnaire survey database aimed at the clothing industry of Turkey was conducted and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to evaluate the questionaire results.