A site selection model for establishing a clothing logistics center


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

Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, vol.22, no.1, pp.40-47, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-47
  • Keywords: Site selection, Logistics center, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Clothing industry, Supply chain management, INDUSTRY, CHOICE

Abstract

Logistics is defined as a business planning framework for the management of material, service, information and capital flows. Logistics is a very important strategy to get competitive advantages like time, cost and customer satisfaction. The supply chain of the clothing sector has very distinctive processes. The supply chain from sourcing of raw materials to distribution and marketing must be well organized as an integrated production network. This paper presents a model establishing a logistics center for Turkish Clothing industry in Marmara Region in Turkey. A numerical study with a survey database aimed at the clothing industry of Turkey was conducted and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to evaluate the questionaire results. As a result of survey, Hadimkoy was chosen the best place to establish a clothing logistics center.