Title

Analyzing factors influencing the sourcing preference and buyer supplier relationship for Pakistan's home textile value added export industry

Author

Abdul Moiz

Degree

Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award

Spring 2018

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Keywords

Textile industry -- Pakistan | Export industry -- Pakistan | Buyer and suppliers

Executive Summary

Supplier development is an issue faced by various industries, globally. Many studies have been conducted on industries such as the automobile industry to examine the factors that are considered most important by companies while developing supplier relationships. Textile industry however is the most under examined industry across the globe in context of supplier development, therefore the textile industry of Pakistan to is highly under-investigated. The present study therefore is conducted with the aim of filling the gap in the existing body of literature and provide the basis for further investigation in the subject area for Pakistan textile industry. The findings are suggestive that cost, quality, service and responsiveness are the most important factors where determining choice of suppliers whereas the decision matric across product type for supplier selection varies greatly depending upon product type and industry factors. Furthermore the study reveals that only trusted suppliers are approached or approached by for development of further relationship as a preferred supplier. The findings however are not consistent with evidences present in the existing body of knowledge therefore further investigation needs to be undertaken to have a deeper understanding of the underpinnings of the subject area.

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