A Profile of the Textile Manufacturing Industry
By: PARRISH (author)Paperback
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The textile manufacturing industry (NAfICS 313) has played an important role in the history of the United States and continues to be a major industrial employer, not only in the US, but also around the world. Textiles are mainly considered a component part of the supply chain, with end uses ranging from apparel to home textiles to industrial goods to medical textiles. Even though apparel is the largest end use of textiles and has increasingly moved offshore to low-cost labor countries, there remains a growing textile manufacturing industry in the US for capital and technology-intensive products, such as nonwovens and those with military end uses.This book provides an overview of the industry and its supply chain including the manufacturing technologies of each sector, the importance of the industry in US history and how the industry has changed over time including the movement to offshore manufacturing. An overview of new competitors, such as China and South Korea, are provided including a discussion of the competitive strategies that US manufacturers are using to compete with these countries. Outside market forces that impact the industry as well as an overview of the regulations that impact the industry are discussed. Finally, there is a review of the challenges, opportunities, and future outlook of the industry.
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