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Scur G et al Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. benefit from low labor costs Given the impossibility external partners Supplier capability is an important. of price competition with Asian countries developed competitive advantage Zhang et al 2013. countries must adopt alternative strategies to When firms combine efforts levels of knowledge. concentrate on their core activities which generate and experience they perform better with respect. value for the firms Thus there is a trend of shifting to efficiencies flexibility quality and product. production which came to be outsourced especially development among other benefits all of which. in the clothing sector which has a greater share of reduce industrial cost and are impossible to achieve. the labor force Lupatini 2007 working alone Rossoni et al 2015 Krause. In Brazil the textile industry was hampered by Scannell 2002 This new productive configuration of. the opening of the market in the 1990s This led to companies has rendered them increasingly dependent. a significant period of crisis which resulted in the on their suppliers Their performance thus impacts. closure of many firms The ones that survived in the the company s business. market had to professionalize and modernize their In order to increase the success of this strategy. plants and employ outsourcing strategies Gorini companies and suppliers must keep long term. 2000 Ferraz 2011 relationships In the 80s as far as vertical integration. This paper focuses on the apparel industry for two had been used as the main productive strategy. reasons First because it is an important part of the relationships were distant with little or no interaction. Brazilian economy The textile and clothing industry between parties based only on price and quality levels. is considered to be the second largest employer in and delivery offered by suppliers as a criteria decision. the manufacturing industry and represents 3 5 of to buy from companies This relationship is referred. the total GDP of the country Brasil 2012 in the literature as an arm s length relationship. Second it is the sector with the lowest level of Since the 90s this has shifted and communication. mechanization in the textile and clothing industry and trust have become the basis of the relationship. thus requiring intensive labor Given the high tax Hoyt Huq 2000 Goffin et al 2006 Branski. in Brazil production flexibility is critical to ensure Laurindo 2013. competitiveness Ferraz 2011 Lambert et al 1996 state that in order to. Another important point on the Brazilian apparel create partnerships with suppliers it is important to. industry is that 97 of their companies are small and strengthen the level of integration in the supply chain. medium sized employing up to 99 employees which through information exchange trust and capability. are responsible for 56 of the national production development According to Ellram Hendrick. IEMI 2011 Moreover it is a sector with high 1995 and Chou et al 2015 partnership involves. levels of informality Ferraz 2011 Gorini 2000 commitment in the long run mutual information. The textile and apparel sector is not limited to exchange and rewards generated from this relationship. fashion There are many companies worldwide It can exist for strategic or operational reasons and. especially in Europe and in the U S which develop can allow the parties involved to reap the benefits. technology and innovation with application in the of vertical integration. medical field construction and sports apparel Many This significance of this relationship has arisen. of these firms operate in the Brazilian market and because it plays an important role in leveraging the. use local factories It would not be incorrect to say supplier s capabilities and facilitating the alignment. that industry in Brazil is immature with low levels of inter firm processes for outsourcing in general. of technology and knowhow Chou et al 2015, Although the concept is extremely simple creating a. partnership is complex First the firm needs to analyze. 2 Outsourcing partnership and,how desirable and feasible it would be This means. supplier development checking that the technical capabilities offered by the. According to Krause Scannell 2002 Krause supplier are compatible with the customer s needs and. 1997 and Zhang et al 2013 many companies have also that both companies are aligned with respect to. adopted the strategy of productive decentralization of the benefits and needs Goffin et al 2006. secondary activities so they can focus on their core Although it sounds obvious that suppliers must. competencies which have to be dynamic given the comply with basic manufacture in practice there. turbulence of the external market Dixon et al 2014 are often challenges inherent in achieving a good. The decentralization of production named level of performance on certain criteria as well as. outsourcing or subcontracting prepares companies difficulties adopting new technologies and product. to react quickly to dynamic changes in the market development Moreover there is evidence that the. Hoyt Huq 2000 Wu Blackhurst 2009 In this capacity of suppliers cannot meet future customer. way outsourcing transfers the responsibilities of needs if there is no type of intervention For these. a firm s internal activities and decision making to reasons many companies work together with their. Outsourcing and supplier development Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. suppliers to develop them thus ensuring good results cost reduction and especially raising product. Krause 1997 Krause Scannell 2002 Thus when development capabilities. supplier capabilities do not match customer needs it According to Liker Choi 2004 Honda and. is necessary to develop the supplier Several actions Toyota have successful relationships with their. can be performed to develop a supplier ranging from suppliers because they set goals and work on six. limited actions such as an informal evaluation to steps with them. intensive actions such as training and investment The first step is related to understanding the processes. Sancha et al 2015 and operations of the suppliers Um ponto chave para. Krause Scannell 2002 describe four actions to conseguir melhorar a performance de um fornecedor. develop suppliers The first is competitive pressure justamente conhecer sua forma de trabalho para. This action is applied when there is a possibility and or ser poss vel identificar seus problemas e limita es. willingness on the part of the customer to change e propor solu es The second stage is related to. the production supplier in search of better prices the creation of a working model that transforms the. Having this option suppliers strive to maintain their rivalry of competition between suppliers into business. competitiveness by improving quality service and opportunities The third step is related to a system. other performance measures According to Krause of monitoring suppliers setting goals and following. 1997 this type of action aims to motivate the them steadily According to the literature this action. supplier through competitiveness There is neither is essential in the supplier capability development. direct involvement nor commitment on the part of the process as it would be possible to identify the points. customer therefore the good or bad performance of to improve and create corrective action plans. the supplier is based on its own merits or demerits The fourth step relates to the development of the. The second action refers to the evaluation of technical capabilities of suppliers in order to encourage. suppliers Suppliers are evaluated and reported on innovation and excellence in processes that are far. their performance in quality questions delivery price more valuable than those with low costs offered by. level and in technical and managerial capacities countries such as China The fifth step is related to. Such assessments allow them to identify and focus the way information is exchanged between agents. on areas for improvement developing action plans Being effective does not mean exchanging a lot of. that make it possible to perform better In cases in information but rather knowing how to select and. which supply options are more numerous suppliers communicate the necessary information The sixth step. can also be informed about the performance of its is the most sophisticated and relates to joint actions. competitors The third action refers to incentives given The actions proposed by the Japanese model led. to suppliers i e recognition of good performance to such favorable results that American companies. This type of action promotes competition between were motivated to adopt it Krause et al 2000. suppliers motivating them to achieve better results Manufacturers acknowledge that supply chain. than their competitors The fourth action refers to the integration contributes to their profits by facilitating. direct involvement of the client in activities with their new waves of transformational processes in the supply. suppliers that aim to improve results They can be chain such as information sharing establishing. expressed through training and temporary allocation systems and procedures to create smooth supply flow. of human resources in supplier facilities This action and ensuring that buyers and suppliers both develop. however is a risk to the client that performs since innovative supply chain projects to support cooperative. such efforts and investments are non transferable objectives Vanpoucke et al 2014 p 446. and irrecoverable and might be lost in the event of. termination of partnership Krause et al 2000 3 Methods. All actions have in common the goal of developing This research is empirical and qualitative and a. suppliers and encouraging them to perform better multiple case study design This method is particularly. According to Krause 1997 the greatest benefit appropriate owing to the contemporaneity of the. of promoting supplier development actions is not content the research question and the impossibility. necessarily the improvement in results and performance of manipulating behaviors Yin 2009 This study is. but the development of supplier capabilities descriptive it aims to analyze the interaction between. Liker Choi 2004 presented a study on the customers and Brazilian suppliers in the sports apparel. Japanese model of supplier development According industry in order to verify how this relationship can. to the authors the difficulty of the companies is not contribute to the capabilities development of the. in the decision making in creating partnerships but suppliers This technique allows an objective exploration. in how to execute them successfully of events or phenomena without manipulation of the. The Japanese model is based on reducing the events Cervo Bervian 2002. supplier base and having an intense direct interaction Several steps are required to plan and conduct. with them prioritizing continuous improvement case studies Eisenhardt 1989 This study adopted. Scur G et al Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. the steps proposed by Stuart et al 2002 defining the theoretical model and the types of relationships. the research question and constructs developing between apparel customers and suppliers. instruments and selecting sites gathering data In order to answer the question related to the supplier. analyzing data and disseminating findings development six constructs were created based on. actions proposed by Krause 1997 Krause Scannell, 3 1 Defining the research question and 2002 and Liker Choi 2004 The constructs. constructs actions and indicators are shown in Chart 1. This stage provides the basis for measuring the,3 2 Site selection and data collection. constructs Eisenhardt 1989 The research question, here is how is the apparel supplier development Data was collected from eight companies four clients.
process best characterized Understanding this will and four suppliers The suppliers were suggested by. reveal which stage companies are in according to the clients although they were not necessarily their. Chart 1 Research protocol, CONSTRUCTS ACTIONS INDICATORS QUESTIONS clients and suppliers. What is the existing level of interaction with,suppliers clients. 1 Buyer visits,What is the subjects of these interactions. and information Frequency and,Are there engineers in the client supplier. gathering duration of the,Do the clients visit suppliers.
2 Knowing visits,What are the frequency and duration of the. Knowing my my supplier s Comprehension of,supplier processes supplier s flow and. In case of problems does the client,3 Understanding culture. active participate with the supplier on the,and respecting Existing level of. resolution,supplier s interaction,Does the client really understand supplier s.
limitations,process culture and limitations,Is there mutual respect between the parties. Does the client promote competition,between suppliers and how does it occur. Business gains or, 1 Promoting What is the reward given to the winner. competition among What are the criterea to evaluate the. Competition among suppliers competitors,2 improvement. suppliers 2 Suppliers Does the client believe that this practice. generated by the, certification motivates suppliers Does the supplier.
motivation to,segmentation believe this practice is motivating. Does the company certify and segment,suppliers by their levels. 1 Suppliers,assessments and,Does the client assess supplier s. monitoring,performance,2 Buyers Key performance,What are the indicators and frequency. involvement indicators and,Does the supplier also assess client s.
in supplier s frequency of,performance,improvement action monitoring. Does the client get involved to help,plans Suggestions and. suppliers getting better performances,3 Senior buyers level of. Suppliers Is top management from both parties,3 management involvement. supervision involved in performance meetings,involvement in Position of people.
Is the focus of the client acting on problem,performance involved in the. solving or on developing supplier s skills on,meetings meetings. problem solving,4 Development of Trust and,Does the client trust suppliers Does the. suppliers problem autonomy,supplier trust the clients. solving skills Recognition,Does the client recognize supplier s good.
performances,performance,recognition, Outsourcing and supplier development Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. Chart 1 Continued, CONSTRUCTS ACTIONS INDICATORS QUESTIONS clients and suppliers. Considering technical issues product,development production etc do the client. develop supplier s capabilities,What were the supplier s technical. involvement on,Technical capabilities already developed by the.
the development of,Technical capabilities company,supplier s technical. 4 capabilities developed What are the benefits on developing. capabilities,development Amount of supplier s capabilities. 2 Trainings, trainings provided How does it occur by a missing capability. provided to,identified by the client or under supplier. Does the client offer technical trainings to,its supplier How often.
How does information sharing occur,between client and its supplier. 1 Criteria for, Accurate and Does the client supplier consider it is. information, Dissemination of useful information an effective or an exaggerated information. 5 dissemination,information Effective sharing,meetings What are the information exchanged. structuring,Are the meetings previously scheduled and.
prepared Are they effective,Do the client and supplier conduct joint. activities,What are the focus and frequency of the. joint activities,What are the contributions of each party of. joint activities,1 Good practices experiences and,What are the results. exchanges know how, Joint improvement Has the company supplier ever done any.
6 2 Joint projects Project, activities investment due to specific request of the. developed performances,partnership,3 Investments Return over. What and how much were them,investments,Have these investments had the expected. What are the other kind of investments,except money the client has ever done to its. own suppliers Six companies were sports related Interviews were conducted face to face at the plant. and two from the premium fashion sector According or in the company office during the first half of 2012. to Eisenhardt 1989 it is appropriate to consider Companies were selected from the sports industry. between four and ten cases The sports apparel sector which consists in well structured major brands all. was chosen for its intensive technological evolution of which function according to the philosophy of. in comfort thermal equilibrium breathability partnership and supplier development Supplier. waterproof material strength and heating The clients selection criteria were importance for buyer in terms. are large multinational firms the suppliers are small of volume and specificity of the assets Moreover. and medium sized The premium fashion sector was it was a case of added provider of premium title to. used to compare strategies compare with other products since it has a different. To maintain confidentiality the names of the form of relationship with other participants. companies are not revealed and will be referred to. as Sportfrance Sportbra Sporteuro Modafashion 4 Results. clients and Apucarana Cascavel Apucarana caps In order to determine which actions are performed. and Sppremium suppliers in the supplier capability development process six. Table 1 below provides a summary of comparative constructs were created based on Krause 1997. data between the participating companies Krause Scannell 2002 and Liker Choi 2004. Table 1 Description of the companies studied and the data sources. Year of Qty of Qty of pcs year, CLIENTS Origin Turnover 2011 Qty of Stores suppliers Interview Secondary data.
Foundation employees in Brazil,Scur G et al, SPORTFRANCE Foreign 1976 EUR 6 5 bi 630 45 000 13 suppliers 2 million Position Sustainability. Manager of report,Sustainability News from,Duration 3 Internet portal. hours Data from, SPORTBRA National 1988 R 150 mi 80 150 3 suppliers 1 5 million Position Sustainability. 10 factions Manager of report,Industrial News from. Operations Internet portal,Duration 2 Data from,hours company s.
SPORTEURO Foreign 1948 EUR 13 bi 560 46 000 14 suppliers 2 million Position News from. multibrands Manager of Internet portal,Industrial Data from. Operations company s,Duration website, MODAFASHION National 2003 R 3 mi 1 30 10 suppliers 20 thousand Position News from. multibrands Manager of Internet portal,Industrial Data from. Operations company s,Duration website,Year of Qty of. SUPPLIERS Origin Turnover 2011 Size Qty of clients Interview Secondary data. Foundation employees, APUCARANA National 2008 R 3 6 mi Mid size 80 40 Position News from.
Manager of Internet portal,Industrial Data from,Operations company s. Duration website,Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. Table 1 Continued,Year of Qty of, SUPPLIERS Origin Turnover 2011 Size Qty of clients Interview Secondary data. Foundation employees, CASCAVEL National 2000 R 30 9 mi Big size 310 Brazil 8 Position Sustainability. 100 Paraguay General report,Director News from,Duration 2 Internet portal.
hours Data from, APUCARANA National 1989 R 1 3 mi Big size 160 30 Position News from. CAPS Manager of Internet portal,Industrial Data from. Outsourcing and supplier development,Operations company s. Duration 2 website, SPPREMIUM National 1987 R 2 mi Mid size 25 25 Position News from. Manager of Internet portal,Sustainability Data from.
Duration company s,1h30min website,Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. Scur G et al Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. to investigate and compare the interaction level 4 1 Construct knowing my supplier. maintained between parties The results of both, customers and suppliers are related to how they perceive The purpose of this construct is to verify whether. the relationship with its partners not necessarily the clients know their suppliers According to Liker. actual relationship Chart 2 presents the constructs Choi 2004 knowing how the supplier works is. actions and main results from the perspectives of crucial in being able to identify their problems and. clients and suppliers limitations,Chart 2 Main results. CONSTRUCTS INDICATORS CLIENTS SUPPLIERS,Level of client involvement Significant Low. Subject of discussion Product development Product development. Engineers on the field Quality Production Quality Audits. Knowing my Frequency and duration of the visits Yes No. supplier Involvement or charging solution Monthly 2 days Once 2 months 2 days. Understanding supplier operations Participation Charging solution. culture limitations Yes Superficial,Mutual respect Yes Yes.
Not directly,Competition among suppliers Volume New product. Volume New product,Reward to winners models, Competition among Criteria for competition Price Delivery. 2 Price Delivery,suppliers Motivating action Quality. Clients direct involvement to help Yes,Certification of suppliers Yes. KPIs assessed,DOT Quality Product,Frequency of monitoring DOT Quality.
development,Clients direct participation to improve Monthly. Suppliers KPIs Yes,supervision Development of problem resolution No. skills Yes,Mutual trust Sometimes,Recognition for good performances. Quality Productivity Yes,Factory infrastructure Quality Process. Clients develop technical capabilities,Better prices organization Factory.
Technical Developed capabilities,Flexibility Product infrastructure. 4 capabilities Benefits,compliance Culture of quality. development Training promoted by the clients,Quality Audit better performances. Frequency of trainings,requirements Quality,Purchase Whenever necessary. Whenever necessary, Dissemination of Effective exchange of information Yes Yes.
information Scheduled and effective meetings Yes Yes. Good practice exchange,Realization of joint projects. Performance obtained,Contribution client side, Joint improvement Yes Machinery Yes Machinery Facture. 6 Contribution supplier side, activities Factory infrastructure infrastructure Time. Investments clients requirements,Time Visit Audit Visit Audits Quality. Investments to help suppliers,Quality tests tests,Guarantee for investments.
Dedicated staff Dedicated staff,Return on investments. Outsourcing and supplier development Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. The data presented in Chart 2 indicates high The data allows us to infer that there is a concern on. levels of interaction between buyer and supplier the part of clients to control the level of performance. However this is limited to validate samples and of their suppliers The main indicators controlled. quality requirements by the clients are the Delivery On Time DOT and. The opinions of clients and suppliers diverge quality The control is performed monthly but the. Some suppliers visit more frequently however dissemination of this data to the supplier can vary. this does not guarantee that clients understand the from company to company when feedback is done. supplier process This is evident by the low number The most critical case observed was that of companies. of engineers on the client side Some clients employ in the premium sector The client Modafashion does. more engineers However they neither work directly not monitor any key performance indicators of its. in production nor do they have experience on the suppliers At the end of each season which means. factory floor twice annually Modafashion and Sppremium usually. Clients believe that their level of interaction and meet with its supplier managers in order to provide. participation in the process is high and significant feedback about sales performance Prices and quality. once they invest in supporting and developing their issues might also be qualitatively discussed. suppliers When asked about being directly involved in. helping suppliers improve all clients were willing. 4 2 Construct competition among to do so Clients are available to help and to find the. suppliers best alternatives but do not develop their capabilities. in solving problems or providing tools and support. The purpose of this construct is to investigate for autonomy. whether clients use competition to develop supplier Performance evaluation can also occur between. capability According do Krause 1997 Krause, supplier and client The main performance indicators. Scannell 2002 and Liker Choi 2004 competition, evaluated by the suppliers are volumes and turnover. motivates suppliers to create alternatives and offer. growth capacity analysis and payment conditions,better prices quality and delivery performance. It is important to conduct this type of analysis in. enabling them to evolve their capabilities, order to determine its major customers and to create.
Competition is promoted with the goal of obtaining. a stable and profitable network, the lowest price but can also alert suppliers to areas. that require improvement Clients believe competitions. are motivating Suppliers believe there is a great 4 4 Construct technical capabilities. demand and pressure in the market for low prices development. forcing them to seek alternative often informal,The purpose of this construct was to determine. options which contribute to the growth of an illegal. whether clients contribute to the development of, industry If the supplier cannot propose a specific. technical capabilities of suppliers in terms of the. price production orders will not be designated to this. manufacturing process, supplier The intense search for the best price also. Clients influence the development of technical, reduces quality when the cheapest raw materials are.
capabilities in their suppliers This ensures higher. used Such competition is unfair since it is based on. levels of quality delivery and prices Additionally. different levels of products and supplier structures. developing technical capabilities also allows suppliers. Too often comparisons are made directly with other. to acquire knowledge in certain processes enabling. countries through the simulation of nationalized prices. Often the customer s ordering favor unproductiveness them to produce more complex models. low quantity products with many details varied delivery Sportfrance recognizes that it does not do this in. formats etc and therefore lack of competitiveness as much depth as desired Its staff uses supplier visits. The price study and possible performance to address issues that impact on important indicators. comparisons are important but do not generate a Nevertheless Apucarana developed the capabilities of. special motivation and a common goal between the its employees developing a quality culture In terms. parties that would mobilize the supplier to improve of the promotional market the company has developed. specific capabilities flexibility and agility The Apucarana caps were also. developed based on the quality and information,systems by implementing shared software. 4 3 Construct supplier supervision Sportbra has a technical team to help suppliers. The construct supplier supervision aims to determine This client is concerned about the quality of its. whether clients have a structure for monitoring their products which are mostly difficult to produce. suppliers It is possible to highlight the strong points For this reason it develops an exclusive team for. of a supplier recognizing its performance brand production at each supplier. Scur G et al Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. According to the literature the client s direct in turn provides all the manpower and equipment. involvement in developing supplier technical capabilities needed for this training Thus there is exchange of. allows them to create value in the implementation of good practice and as a result Sportbra guarantees. tasks which are important to clients Although price the level of quality required and the conformity of. is a main factor for the market this alone does not products in accordance with technical specifications. guarantee success The development of technical Apucarana cap stated based on requests some. capabilities that enable quick product development clients have adapted its manufacturing site to health. quality and flexible delivery can increase supplier s and safety standards and to the requirements of social. competitiveness and generate benefits for clients behavior all necessary to achieve conformity to the. Suppliers recognize the importance of clients Brazilian Association of Textile Retail ABVTEX. concerning their controls and requirements which According to Apucarana caps it was a joint project. generate a need for the supplier to adapt to this way developed alongside its clients since the clients. of working participated in providing a kind of consulting and. In the cases studied these capabilities are developed training over the main points of the audit grid. but indirectly In this respect there is much to evolve The supplier contributed executing the necessary. and clients can contribute even more to suppliers if changes in the stipulated time. they prepare and devote themselves to do so Cascavel highlights that even considering. participation of clients in the projects the firm still. 4 5 Construct dissemination of is the gatekeeper to new processes techniques and. information technology since they are updated In addition unlike. of the rivals the company participates in national and. The fifth construct aims to determine the level of international fairs to access to innovation. information sharing between clients and suppliers There are no joint actions involving financial. Information sharing occurs satisfactorily between investments There is a total lack of commitment by. clients and suppliers The channels for information the client in this type partnership. sharing are open and can occur via several means such. as e mail telephone meetings and visits covering,5 Discussion. various subjects such as information about product. development technical specifications patterns The data presented above highlight several points. BOM expectations or ideas financial information Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the main results Figure 1. composition of prices and production reports shows an analysis by construct and designates which. Regarding production aspects at Sportfrance client stands out in terms of development of more. Sportbra and Sporteuro there is a weekly communication complex actions with suppliers. report Work in Process WIP which lists the status Construct 1 It was observed that Sportfrance. of each application in production and its evolution possesses a closer contact with its suppliers in. Through this report the communication regarding terms of greater frequency of visits for joint product. the progress or delivery is facilitated allowing development allowing a greater degree of knowledge. information to arrive early facilitating quick decisions in their suppliers. Although it appears intrinsically linked to the concept Construct 2 Sporteuro was chosen as a reference. of partnership close communication and information in this construct among customers it promoted. sharing do not favor supplier development if not done competition among suppliers the most given the. without a control structure created for this purpose implication and. different criteria used for evaluation of its suppliers. Construct 3 Sportfrance customers were, 4 6 Construct joint improvement activities chosen as a reference since it is more involved in. The purpose of this construct was to determine monitoring its suppliers observed by applied KPIs. whether clients and suppliers work together exchanging and management format which involves different. experiences knowledge and good practice It also levels in an organization including the analyst level. aims to verify the type of effort each part makes to to board in the supplier monitoring process. promote the relationship Construct 4 Sportbra was highlighted in the. Data analysis reveals that considering joint projects process of developing technical skills of suppliers. clients and suppliers do not typically interact and The customer has an internal structure of machinery. consequently do not share best practice and process experts available to assist suppliers in. Sportbra considers the training of each new product development and manufacturing. production line as a joint project In this case the Construct 5 We observed a similarity in the way. company offers technical knowledge provide and information is exchanged between customers and. pay for the movement of its staff to the supplier who suppliers Because actions performed and information. Outsourcing and supplier development Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. exchanged did not differ significantly all clients were The first zone was designated as comfortable. classified at the same level indicated by the green color This level of development. Construct 6 Sportbra is the only client that develops of a particular dimension is considered satisfactory. joint projects contributing practical expertise to The second zone referred to as regular and. the manufacturing processes and generating an indicated by yellow represents an area of discomfort. whereby the level of development of a given dimension. improvement in supplier quality level, is unsatisfactory and requires significant improvements. Another way to analyse the data is to understand, The third zone designated as at risk and indicated.
how the companies studied are located in the zones by the red color highlights a problem in the execution. according each construct Figure 2 illustrates that of a certain dimension In this way a revision in its. three areas of the six constructs were designated as implementation process is necessary. level of development and thus partnership These It is important to notice that the construct. are allocated different axes on the graph dissemination of information is the only satisfactory. one since customers and suppliers provided evidence. that they are satisfied with the current way exchange. of information is conducted,Furthermore the constructs competition among. suppliers and suppliers supervision remain in the, regular zone leaving firms to establish joint actions. Finally the constructs knowing my supplier technical. capabilities development and joint improvement, are in the area of risk and lack of investment these. are thus priority areas to be reworked in the process. of supplier development,The graphic analysis of premium fashion shows. a low level of supplier development There were,no constructs in the comfort zone and only one in.
the regular zone dissemination of information, All other constructs are located in the danger zone. alerting businesses to the need for action A revision. of business strategy and establishing new guidelines. is strongly recommended in such cases,Although there is consensus on the concept of. partnership not everyone agrees that this is the correct. name to describe the relationship between client and. supplier There are joint actions driven to process. Figure 1 The Supplier Partnering Hierarchy Legend improvements as well as collaborative relationships. SF Sportfrance SE Sporteuro SB sportbra However it is known that one cannot expect total. MF modafashion Source Adapted to Liker Choi 2004 transparency and trust between the parties. Figure 2 Graphical analysis of constructs sports and premium fashion sectors. Scur G et al Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. Often the process of supplier development occurs that have more differentiated products and whose. as a result of clients attempting to meet its minimum suppliers thus require more technological content. requirements and assure its corporate interests Clients in their processes which in turn requires more. and suppliers agree that when they get to know each sophisticated capabilities. other and work together levels of efficiency velocity Once the parties have decided to work in a. and agility increase maximizing results This type partnership clients must be available and prepared. of relationship provides security to the supplier and in a direct way It requires structuration resource. assures quality of goods It also generates professional organization and investments that allow monitoring. growth learning information exchange and updates and evolution of the supplier. in terms of technology and process as the supplier is Clients and suppliers must assess each other. charged for meeting global trends such as adaptation of and have frequent meetings in order to discuss. manufacturing sites according to international quality. indicators and align goals which should be clear,standards and social responsibility requirements. from the beginning Reactions to problems must be,If not requested by the client these improvements. quick based on the autonomy developed and strong,would unlikely be implemented.
communication The improving points of each party,It was observed that product development is the. area in which most exchanges occur once designers should be evidenced so that action plans can be. and modelists interact on different aspects of the created and monitored by everyone It is important. product aiming to achieve the best style and pattern that managers and directors become involved. in order to achieve efficiency in the process Quality To apply all this in practice it is essential that clients. is also an area of strong interaction However each and suppliers agree on the best type of relationship. client does not focus on training quality tools but to be maintained Both parties need to make efforts. rather on their own procedures and control systems and commitments to avoid a unilateral relationship. In summary there is still much to be developed to This research does not intend to present partnership. state that the Brazilian apparel industry players work as a solution for the problems faced by the apparel. in partnership and that clients directly develop supplier industry in Brazil which go far beyond this issue. capabilities especially in terms of technical issues However through partnership it is possible to create. In general the gaps between clients and suppliers links that favor business relationships collaboration. demonstrate considerable inequality in the productive and especially a long term view. chain On the one hand there are leading firms which The pyramid framework is planned to be largely. present high levels of technical and technological applicable However any effort to understand the. capabilities modern machines and equipment and relationship between client and supplier must consider. exportation capacity On the other hand apparel the specific circumstances of the supply chain. firms have obsolete machines and equipment low The findings presented are inherent to the cases. technical and managerial capabilities and high studied The findings are based on the experiences. levels of informality Therefore management and of a limited number of companies which belong to a. coordination mechanisms in the production chain specific segment However this possibility represents. fail and are insufficiently explored in this industry an opportunity worth exploring for the industry. Thus future studies could be designed to validate, 6 Final remarks the model allowing the findings to be generalized. Owing to the need of companies to adapt to the new. competitive scenario formed in the 1980s marked References. by globalization and technological evolution there. was a movement of productive decentralization that Barney J 1991 Firm resources and sustained competitive. encouraged companies to focus on core activities advantage Journal of Management 17 1 99 120 http. delegating secondary activities to third parties Thus dx doi org 10 1177 014920639101700108. outsourcing of production emerged and was adopted Branski R Laurindo F 2013 Tecnologia da. by companies as a strategy that allowed them to informa o e integra o das redes log sticas Gest o. maintain their market position through the benefits Produ o 20 2 255 270 http dx doi org 10 1590. generated by cost reduction and increased flexibility S0104 530X2013000200002. For this strategy to be successful it is necessary to. develop suppliers to fulfill client requirements Brasil Minist rio do Desenvolvimento Ind stria e. Com rcio Exterior 2012 Retrieved in 2012 January, In the Brazilian apparel industry this movement is. 11 from http www mdic gov br sitio interna interna. in the early stages In general the relationship between. php area 2 menu 316,buyer and supplier does not include exchanging. information about technical specifications for products Cervo A L Bervian P A 2002 Metodologia cient fica. Clients who promote a closer partnership are those 5 ed S o Paulo Prentice Hall. Outsourcing and supplier development Gest Prod S o Carlos v 26 n 2 e2761 2019. Chou S W Techatassanasoontorn A A Hung I H Decision Sciences 31 1 33 55 http dx doi. 2015 Understanding commitment in business process org 10 1111 j 1540 5915 2000 tb00923 x. outsourcing relationships Information Management, 52 1 30 43 http dx doi org 10 1016 j im 2014 10 003 Lambert D M Emmelhainz M A Gardner J T 1996.
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