Title: Supply chain performance in the era of digitisation: the role of electronic supply chain management

Authors: Kritika Rana; Sanjeev K. Sharma

Addresses: University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India ' University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Abstract: The advancements in information technology have enabled the supply chain members to share real-time information, which further facilitates the integration of supply chain members. Since supply chain integration is a prerequisite in achieving superior supply chain performance, the objective of the current study is to determine the relationship between IT-enabled supply chain management (e-supply chain management), supply chain integration, information sharing and the performance of supply chain as a whole. Also, many authors are of the view that e-SCM and information sharing can positively enhance the integration among supply chain members, thus, another objective is to determine whether supply chain integration mediates the relationship between e-SCM and supply chain performance or not. Similar relationship is tested with information sharing as a mediator. For this, samples of 293 respondents are taken from the pharmaceutical manufacturing units and pharmacies in India. Structural equation modelling is applied to test these relationships.

Keywords: e-supply chain management; Indian pharmaceutical industry; information sharing; information technology; supply chain integration; SCI; supply chain performance; SCP; structural equation modelling; SEM; mediation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2022.123451

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2022 Vol.41 No.4, pp.503 - 536

Received: 21 Oct 2019
Accepted: 09 Jan 2020

Published online: 21 Jun 2022 *

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