How can the ISO 9000 QMS improve the organizational innovation of supply chains?

Yuwen Shi (Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College, Wenzhou City, China)
Wei Lin (Wenzhou Business College, Wenzhou City, China)
Ping-Kuo Chen (Wenzhou Business College, Wenzhou City, China)
Chun-Hsien Su (Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Publication date: 3 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Studies have not investigated how the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 quality management system (QMS) guides manufacturers’ and their partners’ creative processes in devising an innovative supply chain structure. Accordingly, this study aims to explore this subject.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic literature analysis was conducted to explore how the ISO 9000 QMS might guide manufacturers’ and supply chain partners’ creative processes and the further development of an innovative supply chain organizational structure. The systematic literature analysis is divided into the following two parts: the first part collects related literature to analyze and explore based on the research questions and purpose. The second part is an association analysis. The results of the association analysis show that these related literatures are suitable for the analysis and exploration of the research questions and purpose.

Findings

This study developed an analytic framework to compare the elements of four components of the ISO 9000 QMS and the ingredients that drive creativity and innovation; the study also reviewed related publications to deeply analyze the relationship between the elements of the four components and the ingredients of creativity and innovation. The authors observed that when manufacturers and partners implement the ISO 9000 QMS, their use of the elements of the four components engages all ingredients and thereby facilitates the manufacturers’ and partners’ creative process in the development of an innovative organizational structure.

Research implications

According to the results of the analysis, practitioners can understand how to improve the innovation of an organization’s supply chain from ISO 9000 QMS components. In addition, the research has resulted in developing additional research propositions concerning the relationship between the four components of the ISO 9000 QMS and ingredients that drive creativity and innovation. Based on these propositions, more research hypotheses can be further developed.

Originality/value

The research results prove that the ISO 9000 QMS has a positive effect on facilitating the creative process and innovation, with regard to the organizational structure, and it also provides the underlying reasons for this effect.

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Citation

Shi, Y., Lin, W., Chen, P. and Su, C. (2019), "How can the ISO 9000 QMS improve the organizational innovation of supply chains?", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 278-298. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-02-2018-0009

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