Identifying the pivotal role of participation strategies and information technology application for supply chain excellence

Chinho Lin (Department of Industrial and Information Management, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Hojung Tseng (Department of Industrial and Information Management, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

Purpose

To propose a conceptual structural equation model to demonstrate the direct and indirect impact of supply chain participation strategy (SCPS), information technology application (ITA), manufacturing participation strategy (MPS) on customer satisfaction (CS) and organizational performance (OP) from a strategic perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

An empirical study is conducted through surveys of 109 senior managers from the top 800 manufacturing firms in Taiwan and the data collected are used to test the relationships expressed in the proposed structural equation model.

Findings

MPS planning plays a pivotal role in achieving OP in implementing the supply chain system. This demonstrates the strategic importance of integrating manufacturing (operations) with suppliers and customers in a supply chain system.

Research limitations/implications

The current data were collected in Taiwan, and the distribution of the scale of the firms surveyed may be quite different from that in other countries. But it can be useful for managers' reference, especially for those whose firms are located in other countries where the circumstances are similar to those in Taiwan.

Practical implications

This application of conceptual structural equation model is a very useful source of information and a notice for managers to achieve greater success in implementing the supply chain systems.

Originality/value

This paper provides a useful conceptual structural equation model and points out a critical pivotal variable for managers to implement SCM more effectively to enhance the competitive advantage.

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Citation

Lin, C. and Tseng, H. (2006), "Identifying the pivotal role of participation strategies and information technology application for supply chain excellence", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 106 No. 5, pp. 739-756. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570610666476

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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