A Study Using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method To Increase Capacity and Develop Strategies for the Turkish Clothing Industry

Eryürük S. H., Görkem S.

International Graduate Research Symposium – IGRS 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, 1 - 03 June 2022, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The textile sector has the 2nd highest share in the Turkish economy and it has strategic importance for Turkey. It is required that the companies should increase their capacity, develop new strategies and try to keep their places in the industry. In this project, it is aimed to develop strategies that will provide sectoral development for the clothing industry.

The scientific impact is that there is no comprehensive study including sector analysis for the clothing industry in the literature. The strategies to be developed in this study are very important for the sector. Economically, the strategies that will be developed in this project will help the companies to move their places to the better places in the global environment. Also the needs and the problems of the industry will be determined within this study.

In this study, first of all current situation analysis and the capacity analysis of the clothing industry is critical to analyse and understand the current situation of the sector. In this study, Istanbul apparel industry will be evaluated. Istanbul has a very important role regarding Turkish clothing industry, since 70.8% of all apparel exports are made by Istanbul clothing companies. Then classification of the product, machine, and workforce by using the sector-level capacity analyses will be made. Determination of the important strategies and evaluations based on specified criteria will be conducted using appropriate data collection and analyses tools. Determination of globalization strategies and industry success variables for the Turkish clohing industry will be the last stage for this study.

There will be an innovation by analysing the capacity, making a classification of companies and analysing the strategies based on up to date information considering clothing companies’ capacity levels and requirements. The study also will be the basis for the new studies in the future.