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Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: Empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry

Rameshwar Dubey (Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France)
Nezih Altay (Department of Management, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Angappa Gunasekaran (School of Business and Public Administration, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California, USA)
Constantin Blome (School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
Thanos Papadopoulos (Kent Business School, University of Kent, Chatham, UK)
Stephen J. Childe (Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 2 January 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine when and how organizations create agility, adaptability, and alignment as distinct supply chain properties to gain sustainable competitive advantage.

Design/methodology/approach

The current study utilizes the resource-based view (RBV) under the moderating effect of top management commitment (TMC). To test the research hypotheses, the authors gathered 351 usable responses using a pre-tested questionnaire.

Findings

The statistical analyses suggest that information sharing and supply chain connectivity resources influence supply chain visibility capability, which, under the moderating effect of TMC, enhance supply chain agility, adaptability, and alignment (SCAAA).

Originality/value

The contribution lies in: providing a holistic study of the antecedents of agility, adaptability, and alignment; investigating the moderating role of TMC on SCAAA; following the RBV and addressing calls for investigating the role of resources in supply chain management, and for empirical studies with implications for supply chain design.

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Citation

Dubey, R., Altay, N., Gunasekaran, A., Blome, C., Papadopoulos, T. and Childe, S.J. (2018), "Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: Empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 129-148. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-04-2016-0173

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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