Logistics as a competitive strategy analysis of the clothing industry in terms of logistics

Eryürük S. H., Kalaoğlu F., Baskak M.

Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, vol.84, no.1, pp.12-17, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17
  • Keywords: logistics, Turkish clothing industry, competitive strategy
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The clothing industry is one of the most competitive and highly value-added sectors in the world; however, in recent years the industry has suffered difficult times. Logistics is a very important strategy to gain competitive advantages like time, cost and customer satisfaction. This paper presents logistics as a strategic solution and investigates important problems as well as necessary solutions according to the needs of the Turkish clothing industry. In the first section of the article, a profile of the clothing industry in Turkey and the world is presented. Then the situation of the logistics sector in Turkey and the world is explained. Finally, an evaluation of logistics as a global strategy in the clothing industry is presented.