Title: Stage-wise responsiveness in supply chain: reference from the Indian garment industry

Authors: Siddharth Shankar Rai; Debabrata Das; Kunal Ganguly; Sunil Giri; Sanjay Kumar Mishra

Addresses: Rajeev Gandhi South Campus, Banaras Hindu University, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai, Mumbai, India ' Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India ' Management Development Institute Murshidabad, West Bengal, India ' SMVD University, Katra, J&K, India

Abstract: This study aims at presenting a holistic view of supply chain responsiveness by simultaneously considering responsiveness at three stages, i.e., supplier responsiveness, downstream responsiveness, and logistics responsiveness. It applies structural equation modelling to study the impact of collaboration, visibility, resilience, sourcing flexibility and order fulfilment flexibility on stage-wise responsiveness in the supply chain. Findings reveal that only collaboration, sourcing flexibility, and order fulfilment flexibility significantly affect the logistics responsiveness. Resilience, sourcing flexibility, and order fulfilment flexibility significantly affect the downstream responsiveness. However, the relationship between determinants and supplier responsiveness is not significantly justified. It may be because of inadequate logistics infrastructure, limited information sharing and narrow collaborative format among Indian companies.

Keywords: supply chain responsiveness; supplier responsiveness; downstream responsiveness; logistics responsiveness; garment supply chain; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2021.116847

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2021 Vol.39 No.4, pp.409 - 436

Received: 14 Feb 2019
Accepted: 04 Jul 2019

Published online: 05 Aug 2021 *

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