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Title: Measuring supply chain performance of tyre manufacturers in India: an empirical investigation

Authors: Hiren J. Patel; Kiran J. Patel

Addresses: V.M. Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University, Mehsana, North Gujarat, India ' V.M. Patel College of Management Studies, Ganpat University, Mehsana, North Gujarat, India

Abstract: Supply chain management is crucial for the successful business operations. Current businesses pose many challenges in terms of cost pressure, lesser profit margin and supply chain complexity in Indian set up. In such a situation, monitoring the performance of supply chain is necessary. Keeping this in mind, this paper tries to measure the performance of five tyre manufacturers in India based on the published financial statements. The empirical data is gathered for five Indian tyre manufacturing companies for the last four years. The financial data of these five companies are taken from the public domain of financial database, Capitaline Databases. The finding of this study demonstrated that there are two groups of tyre manufacturers. One group contains similar supply chain management practices. The other might have different practices leading to difference in supply chain performance. This study provides valuable insights not only for tyre manufacturers to improve their supply chain performance, but also for research scholars who want to conduct their further research in the same domain.

Keywords: supply chain; supply chain length; efficiency; working capital productivity; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCIM.2018.098232

International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management, 2018 Vol.3 No.1, pp.1 - 17

Accepted: 09 Apr 2018
Published online: 06 Mar 2019 *

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