Title

Covid-19 global pandemic, an opportunity or a lost advantage? An empirical investigation of the textile industry of Pakistan

Abstract/Description

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how supply chain practices in the textile industry of Pakistan are being impacted by Covid-19 global pandemic, the challenges, opportunities, and way forward.

Design/Methodology: The research has inculcated the qualitative data analysis approach. Thirty supply chain managers/directors in three categories of companies in the industry are interviewed using an unstructured interview questionnaire. The collected data is analyzed using Nvivo 12 software and findings are reported.

Findings: Covid-19 global pandemic brought tremendous challenges related to production, demand & supply, infrastructure, and human resource. It also brought a huge export opportunity for the textile companies. The closure of neighboring countries has diverted the internationals buyers to Pakistan, and it proved to be a blessing in disguise.

Practical Implications: Supply chain professionals can benefit from this research to bridge the gaps between demand & supply, improve their supply chain operations by integrating agile and resilient practices to their supply chains to achieve sustainable business growth.

Originality: The paper investigates the impact of Covid-19 global pandemic on supply chains of textile companies in Pakistan, the challenges, and opportunities, and unveil the potential of textile companies to do business in global marketplace.

Track

Management

Session Number/Theme

Session 1C: Business Sustainability

Session Chair

Dr. Amer Iqbal Awan, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Start Date/Time

23-6-2022 11:40 AM

End Date/Time

23-6-2022 12:00 PM

Location

Crystal Ball Room, Marriott hotel, Karachi

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Covid-19 global pandemic, an opportunity or a lost advantage? An empirical investigation of the textile industry of Pakistan

Crystal Ball Room, Marriott hotel, Karachi

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how supply chain practices in the textile industry of Pakistan are being impacted by Covid-19 global pandemic, the challenges, opportunities, and way forward.

Design/Methodology: The research has inculcated the qualitative data analysis approach. Thirty supply chain managers/directors in three categories of companies in the industry are interviewed using an unstructured interview questionnaire. The collected data is analyzed using Nvivo 12 software and findings are reported.

Findings: Covid-19 global pandemic brought tremendous challenges related to production, demand & supply, infrastructure, and human resource. It also brought a huge export opportunity for the textile companies. The closure of neighboring countries has diverted the internationals buyers to Pakistan, and it proved to be a blessing in disguise.

Practical Implications: Supply chain professionals can benefit from this research to bridge the gaps between demand & supply, improve their supply chain operations by integrating agile and resilient practices to their supply chains to achieve sustainable business growth.

Originality: The paper investigates the impact of Covid-19 global pandemic on supply chains of textile companies in Pakistan, the challenges, and opportunities, and unveil the potential of textile companies to do business in global marketplace.