Title: Development, measurement and validation of supply chain management practices scale in Indian retail sector

Authors: Shradha Gawankar; Sachin S. Kamble; Rakesh Verma

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, 400087, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, 400087, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, 400087, India

Abstract: India witnessed significant growth in the organised retail store format in the last ten years. Since Indian shoppers' preference to organised retail setup is growing, the Indian retail sector has caught the world's imagination and has become attractive retail destination. One critical aspect of such mammoth growth of retail is the development of supply chains and effective supply chain practices. This study aims to design a scale with a high degree of reliability, validity and dimensionality which helps to determine appropriate supply chain practices and their interrelations. The data was collected through questionnaire survey from 157 operations and supply chain heads from leading retail stores in India. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the validity of the proposed measurement scale for all the major SC practices. This instrument helps supply chain practitioners to achieve enhanced efficiency levels by studying its significant effect on the efficient integration of entire supply chain process.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM practices; SCMP; retail industry; India; retailing; supply chain integration; supply chain efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2013.056169

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.5, pp.495 - 522

Available online: 11 Aug 2013 *

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