Title: Adoption of sustainable supply operation quality practices and their impact on stakeholder's performance and sustainable performance for sustainable competitiveness in Indian manufacturing companies

Authors: Sumit Gupta; G.S. Dangayach; A.K. Singh; M.L. Meena; P.N. Rao

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302017, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur-302017, India ' Department of Technology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0178 USA

Abstract: In the present scenario the manufacturing companies are emphasising on the sustainability practices at all levels of the product life cycle. The companies are primarily focusing on the sustainability of supply operations and the quality of supply operations management. The purpose of this paper is to present a research model that defines sustainable supply operation quality (SSOQ) practices in context of stakeholders' performance, sustainable performance and sustainable competitiveness outcomes. This paper identifies research issues related to sustainable supply operations quality practices. In total 345 companies were analysed with structural equation modelling. From the analysis, it is found that sustainable supply operation quality practices leads to the better sustainable competitiveness of the organisation. The study confirmed that the company takes the lead in achieving excellent stakeholders' performance and sustainable performance through SSOQ.

Keywords: sustainable supply operation quality; SSOQ; sustainable performance; stakeholder's performance and sustainable performance; sustainable competitiveness; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2018.091185

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, 2018 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.108 - 124

Received: 13 Feb 2017
Accepted: 19 Jun 2017

Published online: 05 Apr 2018 *

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