Effect of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection on Supply Chain Performance of Textile and Apparel Industries in South Africa

  • Sikhumbuzo K. P. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)


The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of strategic sourcing and supplier selection on supply chain performance of textile as well as apparel industries in South Africa. The research study was a desk top evaluation of existing literature. A cross the globe today organizations are running in a setting defined by plenty of financial as well as political interruptions to their resources of materials and solutions. In order to endure in this turbulent marketplace, these organizations must constantly check their affordable setting as well as their internally manageable processes, specifically the procurement procedure. Industries in South Africa are no exemption. The government of SA through various ministries every year procures numerous bucks well worth of systems, materials, as well as services in support of the federal government procedures. Because of this, innovation of procurement methods as well as processes presents government with a clear chance to leverage considerably improved value for cash from its total invest in products and also services. According to McKinsey record (2009), federal government of South Africa acquisitions of products and also solutions represent concerning 5%- 8% of the GDP in OECD countries. Experts agree that no best means exists to review and select suppliers, as well as thus companies make use of a variety of strategies. The general objective of the vendor examination process is to reduce risk and take full advantage of overall worth to the purchaser. There is poor efficiency in regard to the effective worth for money production among textile sectors in South Africa. The purchase has actually stopped working to boost monetary savings, decrease in expenses while making best use of value of source usage in the market. The research study developed that strategic sourcing favorably added to provide chain performance. This was due to the fact that strategic sourcing caused set back decrease, it has enabled companies to work with individuals to do its job cheaply, enabled organizations to economize on lead times, tactical has actually additionally made it possible for textile industries in South Africa to spend much less and also it has actually helped to be more reliable on service distribution. The study suggested that, Strategic sourcing at textile and apparel industries in South Africa must be enhanced in order to improve supply chain performance.

Key Word: Supplier Selection, Strategic Sourcing, supply chain, performance, textile and apparel industry

Author Biography

Sikhumbuzo K. P., University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Graduate Candidate


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How to Cite
P., S. (2020). Effect of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Selection on Supply Chain Performance of Textile and Apparel Industries in South Africa. Journal of Procurement & Supply Chain, 3(3), 39-49. Retrieved from https://stratfordjournals.org/journals/index.php/journal-of-procurement-supply/article/view/434