Text mining tools are now widely used for the efficient management of information and resources in business, academic and research organizations. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of research articles on the application of text mining techniques in the field of Supply Chain Risk Management and the apparel industry. Research articles published between 2000 and 2020, were obtained from various journals through two online databases, i.e., SCOPUS and IEEE Xplore. Through a systematic approach following PRISMA guidelines, 370 research papers were screened, filtered and finally classified into three main areas: Supply Chain Risk Management and outsourcing in the apparel industry, application of text mining in Supply Chain Risk Management and application of text mining in the apparel industry. In this study, we have identified a comprehensive list of various available data sources for text mining, methodologies and risks associated with outsourcing in the apparel industry. We classify the gaps in expanding the application of text mining in the apparel industry’s Supply Chain Risk Management. Extracting useful information from online newspapers through text mining could vividly enhance the ability to monitor supply chain risks and provide the ability to link data to provide decision makers with the right information at the right time.
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