Understanding key decision points in the apparel supply chain

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In the apparel supply chain, a range of key decisions are always faced by apparel enterprises. These decisions, including site selection for establishing manufacturing plant, production planning and scheduling, line balancing, sales forecasting, etc., rely on the experience and subjective assessment of management and decision makers. As the apparel industry is characterized by short product life cycles, volatile customer demands and tremendous product varieties, such decisions have become more complex. This chapter will discuss these key decision points.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Production to Retail
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780857097798
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Cross-selling and up-selling
  • Cut order planning
  • Cutting
  • Line balancing
  • Marker planning
  • Plant location
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Sales forecasting
  • Spreading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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