In this research, the sustainability and
global sourcing competitiveness of international cruise ships is studied. The
sustainability and competitiveness is just like two sides of a coin. On one
hand, reducing the pollution and raw material waste is not only to protect our
precious nature resources, but also to bring the cost down. On the other hand,
a good global sourcing decision could deliver the cost saving and also keep the
cruise ship industry towards the sustainable way. Therefore, in order to reach
the goals of sustainability and competitiveness, the cruise ships may apply the
current common practice of value analysis and value engineering to identify the
possible global sourcing opportunity. This short exploratory paper outlines
some of the characteristics of value analysis and value engineering, as
illustrated by sustainability of
global sourcing competitiveness. Eventually, the discussion of this paper
provides some implications for international cruise ship companies.
JEL classification numbers: F16, F60, Q23.
Keywords: Value Analysis,
Value Engineering, Sustainability, Global Sourcing.