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Effect of economic and social aspects in sustainable supply chain management in apparel industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Jayaratne, P
dc.contributor.advisor Kumarage, AS
dc.contributor.author Sudusinghe, JI
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-14T21:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-14T21:32:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13949
dc.description.abstract Apparel industry being a labor sensitive arena in the global market, the social sustainability conscious global consumers are demanding for transparency along the global apparel supply chain. Meanwhile, the outsourced apparel manufacturing in developing countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh along with other local manufacturers are seeking for economic improvements despite the attention towards sustainability practices. However, the social sustainability practices resulting in improved economic performance is an under investigated arena both in the operational and research level. Hence this research fills the gap of exploring the effect of social sustainability on the economic sustainability of the apparel supply chain. The inputs from industry experts were gathered and analyzed while initiating to develop a common framework for social sustainability and economic sustainability dimensions under the Global Goals (UN SDGs). Further, a survey was conducted in order to understand the socially and economically sustainable practices in the Sri Lankan apparel supply chain. Finally, the relationship between social and economic sustainability dimension was explored using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling (PLS SEM) technique. The best social sustainability performance was well reflected by the actions of exporting apparel manufacturers compared to the local apparel manufacturers. However, it was revealed that the social sustainability practices are resulting in the economic performance improvements of the apparel manufacturers in the Sri Lankan context. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Effect of economic and social aspects in sustainable supply chain management in apparel industry en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Master of science en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Transport and Logistics Management en_US
dc.date.accept 2018-05
dc.identifier.accno TH3641 en_US


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