1st Edition

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector The Sustainability Challenge

Edited By Rajkishore Nayak Copyright 2021
    300 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The ways in which we design, make, transport and then discard clothes has a huge social and environmental impact. This book covers responsible business practices and sustainability in the fashion industry from the raw fibre stage, through production, to the point of customer consumption. The concepts of responsibility and sustainability are fast becoming essential factors in business decisions and Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector leads the reader through the multiple stages in the supply chain that can impact on business strategy.

    A perfect resource for students studying fashion and for those working in the sector who wish to identify the latest thinking as they plan sustainability strategies, the book is divided into four clear sections. Part I of the book examines sustainability in the supply chain by identifying the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental) and considers how fashion brands are innovating in this area. Part II looks at fashion logistics and supply chain operations by assessing fibre, yarn and fabric considerations, logistical issues for both garment production, and service delivery, stock control, transportation, barriers and risks. Part III develops the logistics theme further by identifying recent trends and case studies that highlight agility and lean management structures, and the application of transparency enhancing radio frequency identification (RFID). This section further applies modelling and simulation techniques from the automotive and pharmaceutical industries to the fashion sector. Part IV considers how sustainability can be embedded into the multi-tiered fashion supply chain and its selling environment.

    Chapter 1: Sustainable supply chain management: Challenges from a fashion perspective
    Dr. Rajkishore Nayak, Dr. Long TV Nguyen, Dr. Tarun Panwar, Dr. Majo George and Irfan Ulhaq

    Chapter 2: Examining globalization, climate change and the fashion industry
    Prof. Matthew Hibberd

    Chapter 3: Sustainable approaches in fashion logistics: A step forward to sustainability
    Dr. Karan Khurana

    Chapter 4: Role of logistics service providers in sustainable fashion supply chain
    Dr. Mohammadreza Akbari, Dr. Nghiep Ha and Dr. George Majo

    Chapter 5: Sustainable fashion material procurement
    Dr. Yamini Jhanji Dhir

    Chapter 6: Sustainable approaches in warehousing and inventory management in fashion industry
    Dr. Rajkishore Nayak, Irfan Ulhaq and Dr. Majo George

    Chapter 7: Transportation and logistics for a sustainable fashion sector
    Dr. Scott Douglas McDonald, Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung and Dr. Mohammadreza Akbari

    Chapter 8: Standards, organizations and lean concept in managing sustainable fashion supply chain
    Dr. Rajkishore Nayak, Dr. Long TV Nguyen, Dr. Tarun Panwar, Irfan Ulhaq and Dr. Majo George

    Chapter 9: Reverse logistics in sustainable fashion supply chain
    Prof. Manoj Kumar Paras and Dr. Rudrajeet Pal

    Chapter 10: Risks involved in sustainable fashion supply chain
    Dr. Amandeep Grover

    Chapter 11: Case studies on sustainability for various fashion brands
    Gizem Aras-Beger, Bayram Bilge Sağlam and Narin Bekki

    Chapter 12: Fashion retail sustainability, practices for integrating sustainability in the apparel retail supply chain
    Rita de Cássia Lopes Moro, Sônia Regina Paulino and Francisca Dantas Mendes


    Rajkishore Nayak is senior lecturer at the School of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 18 years of experience in teaching and research related to fashion and textiles and has published about 120 peer-reviewed journal papers in national and international journals. He has also published three books and edited five books, which are used in many universities.