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David Ramos Pérez ;Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx) 2014, (85)

Author: Ana Isabel Escalona Orcao

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Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx) ISSN: 0188-4611 edito@igg.unam.mx Instituto de Geografía México Escalona Orcao, Ana Isabel; Ramos Pérez, David Global production chains in the fast fashion sector, transports and logistics: the case of the Spanish retailer Inditex Investigaciones Geográficas (Mx), núm.
85, 2014, pp.
113-127 Instituto de Geografía Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=56932735008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Investigaciones Geográficas, Boletín del Instituto de Geografía, UNAM ISSN 0188-4611, núm.
85, 2014, pp.
113-127, doi: 10.14350-rig.40002 Global production chains in the fast fashion sector, transports and logistics: the case of the Spanish retailer Inditex Received: 17 June 2013.
Final version accepted: 30 November 2013. Ana Isabel Escalona Orcao* David Ramos Pérez** Abstract.
The concept of the global production network expressively covers the spatial interrelationships characteristic of the economy due to the existence of worldwide flows of information, raw materials, components, and finished products.
Recent geographical analyses of global production networks in different economic sectors demonstrate that little attention has been paid to the logistical and transport systems through which networks are fully integrated.
Nevertheless efficient logistics and transport services are essential to an understanding of their organisational and geographical structure.
The supply chains of big fashion retailers provide a good example because the choice of global or local supply depends on whether suppliers rely on efficient transport and logistics systems that let them compensate for higher relative costs compared with developing countries –in ...





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