Title: Role of logistics and SCM management practises in improving operational efficiency in the retail industry in the UAE
Authors: Adnan Jawabri; Waheedur Rehman; Ayman Alarmouti
Addresses: Business Administration Department, Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates ' Business Administration Department, Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates ' Business Administration Department, Khawarizmi International College, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine how modern inventory management practices affect the operational efficiency of retail industry and the challenges are faced by them in implementing these practices in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The researcher used quantitative research method and a survey strategy to collect responses from 45 employees working in various departments of the inventory management. Significant driving factors like maintaining accurate inventory and co-ordination between the departments of inventory management were identified through linear regression model. The study findings also revealed that insufficient cash flow necessary for business scale expansion significantly challenges the operational efficiency of retail sector companies in UAE with respect to the inventory management practices imposed and followed by these retail companies.
Keywords: innovative inventory management practises; operational efficiency; retail industry; logistics trends in the UAE; capacity building; optimum productivity.
International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2019 Vol.20 No.4, pp.313 - 329
Received: 07 Jun 2019
Accepted: 16 Sep 2019
Published online: 22 Feb 2020 *