Title: Relationships of Supply Chain Management capability and manufacturing operations competence on organisational performance: a case study of Thai industries

Authors: N. Chiadamrong, N. Suppakitjarak

Addresses: School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Pathumthani 12121, Thailand. ' Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Abstract: It is widely argued that competition is no longer between organisations, but among supply chains. Effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) has become a potentially valuable way of securing competitive advantage and improving organisational performance. This paper conceptualises, develops and validates two dimensions of SCM practices (strategically managed BRs and internal manufacturing operations competence). The study is designed to identify the important factors that influence a firm|s internal operations and involvement in supplier development, develop reliable and valid measures of these factors and test hypotheses on their interrelationships. Data for the study were collected from 245 companies in Thailand and the measurement scales were tested and validated using structural equation modelling. It is hoped that this study will provide an effective instrument for assessing the performance of the overall supply chain in Thailand.

Keywords: internal manufacturing operations; organisational performance; strategic purchasing; structural equation modelling; SEM; supply chain performance; supply chain management; SCM; logistics; manufacturing competence; Thailand.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2008.017600

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2008 Vol.4 No.5, pp.551 - 573

Published online: 20 Mar 2008 *

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