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Relative effects of design, integration and information sharing on supply chain performance

Bülent Sezen (Department of Business Administration, Gebze Institute of Technology, Gebze, Turkey)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 2 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study is to empirically investigate the relative effects of supply chain integration, supply chain information sharing and supply chain design on supply chain performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Data collected from 125 manufacturing firms in Turkey are used for analyzing the relationships between the study variables. Regression analyses are used to find the relative impacts of predictor variables (design, integration and information sharing) on flexibility, resource and output performances of a supply chain.

Findings

According to the results of regression analyses, the only significant effects on resource and output performances belong to supply chain design. Integration and information sharing are correlated with performance measures, but their relative effect sizes are lower than supply chain design.

Originality/value

The construct of supply chain design developed in this study reveals a significant impact on resource and output performances of a supply chain. Therefore, this study can be viewed as an attempt to increase the level of awareness on supply chain design issues.

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Citation

Sezen, B. (2008), "Relative effects of design, integration and information sharing on supply chain performance", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 233-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540810871271

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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