Evolutionary strategy to apply information and communication technology: A case study in the apparel industry

Jyh Hong Ding, Ping Shun Chen, Jung Lyu

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The apparel industry is a demand-driven and highly globalised industry. Apparel manufacturers must adjust their strategies and redeploy supply chain positions in order to meet the customer demand. This research adopts the value chain theory and value proposition theory to analyse the development stage of e-business of the apparel case company. The case company applies the suitable information and communication technology applications at each development stage to meet the company's long-term strategies and increase its competitive advantages. This study summarises the critical successful factors of e-business implementation of the case company. From the successful experience of the case company, several guidelines of implementing the e-business can be extracted as a reference for other enterprises. Finally, this research also mentions several contrary examples of certain guidelines and discusses ways to modify these guidelines in order to apply the e-business to other enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-297
Number of pages16
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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