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Get Connected: E-applications in the textile and clothing sector

166 pages. Study focusing on how developing country producers could successfully apply new e-applications and secure post-quota exports in light of the changing nature of textile and clothing business after January 2005 (when quotas were phased out). Elaborates principles to guide exporters in adopting e-applications so as to develop fruitful long-term relationships with major buyers; deals with e-applications in the European Union and the United States; presents examples of exporters in developing countries that have successfully found approaches to integrate their systems with those of customers/suppliers; includes case studies from Hong Kong (China) buying, sourcing and trading offices, and e-applications used by Singapore trading houses and manufacturers.

Source-it - Global material sourcing for the clothing industry

207 pages. Guide dealing with dynamics of the global textiles and clothing supply chain, and why and how garment manufacturers need to develop alternative sourcing and supply management approaches. Reviews historical background; discusses Chinese advantage in the international garment industry; explains different stages involved in material sourcing process; deals with fabric and trim sourcing; discusses politics of trade; includes case studies. Appendices cover preferential access to the European Union, summary of United States rules of origin, measures and conversions, and shipping terms/ Incoterms; also includes glossary of related terms.

The Business Management System: A framework for international competitiveness

742 pages. …