Title: Analytical study of supply chain collaboration guiding forestry products supply in a developing economy

Authors: Adeyinka Peter Ajayi

Addresses: Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Transport and Logistics Management, PMB 230, EDE Osun – State, Nigeria

Abstract: This research is an empirical assessment of wood products supply chain in a developing economy using Bodija wood market in Ibadan, Nigeria as case study. The study examined the nature of supply chain collaboration employed by the operators to achieve their business objectives and the roles played by extant government rules guiding SC of wood products. The study is based on a randomly selected set of 147 constituents of the SC. Two hypotheses were tested in the study, evidence from the study shows that supply chain relationship is positively influenced by reduction in operational costs and higher levels of customer's relationship. Further analysis shows that extant governmental policies have significant influence on supply chain performance (SCP). Policies on taxation, and forest management techniques have strong influence on achievement of benefits of the chain. The paper suggests tangible business and policy measures for the development of wood products SC in Nigeria.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; supply chain relationships; wood products; developing economies; government policies; supply chain collaboration; forestry products; wood markets; Nigeria; wood supply chains; case study; operational costs; supply chain performance; taxation; forest management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPSCM.2016.081288

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.277 - 298

Received: 20 Feb 2015
Accepted: 17 Nov 2015

Published online: 02 Jan 2017 *

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