Abstract: In todays dynamic business environment, the competition is no longer between firms but between supply chains to gain competitive advantages. The global sector, especially the textile and apparel industry are essentially known for its supply chain dependency. The delicate nature of its business leads to emphasis on the smooth movement of upstream and downstream supply chain. The nature of this industry, however, result in huge dynamic flow of physical, information and financial. The dynamic management of these flows requires adoption of supply chain technology. Even though, technology is widely implemented and studied in many industries by researchers, the adoption of supply chain technology in Malaysian textile and apparel industry is still limited. There is relatively a handful academic study conducted on recent developments in Malaysian textile and apparel industry and supply chain technology adoption indicate a major gap in supply chain studies. Considering the importance given to Third Industrial Master Plan by the government Malaysia, it is necessary to understand the power of supply chain technology adoptions. This study aims to investigate supply chain technology adoption by textile and apparel companies in Malaysia. The result highlighted the supply chain agility perceived by textile and apparel companies from supply chain technologies. This study could be used as a precursor for further detailed studies on this issue.
Lee Khai Loon, Mohamad Ghozali Hassan and Zulkifli Mohamed Udin, 2016. The Effect of Supply Chain Technology Adoption: An Empirical Study of Textile and Apparel Industry in Malaysia. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11: 1727-1734.