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Standardized management systems and risk management in the supply chain

Dominik Zimon (Department of Management Systems and Logistics, Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow, Poland)
Peter Madzík (Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Ruzomberok, Slovakia)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 13 November 2019

Issue publication date: 14 January 2020

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine the impact of standardized management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000 and ISO 28000) on minimizing selected aspects of risk in the supply chain.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire was used to explore this topic. Respondents were divided into two group regarding organization type – logistic service providers and focal companies. Basic data analysis was based on descriptive statistics and on analysis of variance with organization type as a stratification factor. Deeper data analysis was based on factor analysis with principal component analysis and varimax rotation with Kaiser normalization.

Findings

Research shows that standardized management systems turn out to be useful in supply chain risk management (SCRM) regardless of the role that the organization plays in the supply chain. However, the strength of their positive impact varies. There were few respondents among logistic operators who were low in assessing the legitimacy of implementing standardized management systems in the examined context. Having this in mind, especially representatives of logistic operators with a limited budget should consider making the decision to implement standardized management systems.

Practical implications

The obtained research results may be helpful for managers who consider to implement standardized management systems in the context of using obtain guidelines to develop procedures to improve supply chain management and ensure the repeatability of ongoing processes.

Originality/value

Although the number of studies on the SCRM increases, it is worth noting that in the literature there is still a lack of research and studies addressing the impact of standardized management systems on SCRM (especially from the perspective of organizations with various functions in supply chains such as focal companies and logistic service providers). Therefore, there is a need for comprehensive research in this area. According to the authors, the study carried out, at least to some extent, will fill this gap.

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Citation

Zimon, D. and Madzík, P. (2020), "Standardized management systems and risk management in the supply chain", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 37 No. 2, pp. 305-327. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-04-2019-0121

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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