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International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM)

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International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (5 papers in press)

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  • Supply Chain Network Planning in Diversification of Tourism Products and Community Culture Creativity Efforts to Overcome Unemployment in Ubud Village Bali   Order a copy of this article
    by A. A. Gde Putra Pemayun, Ni Nyoman Sunariani 
    Abstract: Indian mobile services endeavour the second largest stand in the worlds rank with the proliferated subscription. Mobile operators surface ceaseless competition with a vibrant market scenario as customer churn rates are acute. The study inducted to develop measures and validate the scale of customer churn in the Indian mobile services sector. A total of 1,102 customers were surveyed and structural equation modelling was instrumented to authenticate the reliability and validity of the customer churn scale. Price, corporate image, service quality, and customer relationship management have emerged as significant factors to influence the churn behaviour of customers in the Indian telecom sector. Even though mobile operators devise proactive strategies by investing and devising customer retention campaigns, they could not resist the ascending churn rates. This research paper recommends a validated scale to predict the customer churn in Indian mobile services sector as it is proliferating as well as the exponent in predominant churn rates. This unique study would encompass the contribution to the comprehensive development of customer churn scale in the Indian mobile services sector.
    Keywords: Product; Diversification; Culture; Creativity; Unemployment; Supply Chain Network Design; Supply Chain Network Planning;.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2021.10031147
  • Important Role Of Work Creativity On Supporting Competence Relationship To Weaving Workers Performance In Bali Province Using Supply Chain Management   Order a copy of this article
    by Ida Ayu Oka Martini, A. Ngurah Eddy SupriyadinathaGorda, I. Gusti Ayu Wirati Adriati, Ni Ketut Elly Sutrisni 
    Abstract: This study aims to examine and analyse the influence of the dimensions of competence and work creativity on worker performance, as well as the role of work created in mediating the relationship of competence with the performance of weaving workers. This research was conducted on weaving workers in Bali Province. The number of research samples is 117 weaving workers, which are taken proportionally from 2,268 community workers spread across seven districts/cities. The determination of the number of samples is based on the Slovin formula with a precision of 7%, and the number of samples in each district is determined proportionally. The determination of workers who were respondents in the study was conducted randomly. Data collection is done by distributing questionnaires to research respondents. Furthermore, the data were analysed using the SmartPLS 3.0 Program. The results of the analysis show that work competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) and work creativity have a significant positive effect on the performance of weaving workers. Likewise, work creativity is positively significantly influenced by work competency. Furthermore, the results of the analysis also prove that work performance plays a role as a mediator in the relationship of competence with the performance of weaving workers in Bali.
    Keywords: Attitude; Knowledge; Skills; Work Competency; Work Creativity; Work Performance; Smartpls 3.0 Program; Relationship Of Competence; Supply Chain Management; Relationship To Weaving Workers;.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2021.10031225
  • Reducing Economic Uncertainty in Kazakhstan using Supply Chain Agility model   Order a copy of this article
    by Sakapas Saengchai, Watcharin Joemsittiprasert 
    Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the functions of the supply chain which are considered important for lessening the economic uncertainty in Kazakhstan. In addition, this study aimed to investigate the mediating role of supply chain agility. Due to the numerous industrial and global changes, firms face several economic uncertainties. Therefore, the researcher in this paper identified the three major supply chain functions which are considered vital for reducing the economic uncertainty such as planning performance, sourcing performance and delivery performance. The researcher used quantitative research method to conduct this study. Data were gathered from the employees of the manufacturing companies who are working in Kazakhstan manufacturing industries. The sample size of the study is 316. The results illustrate that the functions of the supply chain play an important role in reducing the economic uncertainty and supply chain agility mediates the relationship between supply chain functions and economic uncertainty.
    Keywords: Economic Uncertainty; Supply Chain Functions; Supply Chain Agility; Kazakhstan; Comprehensive awareness; Planning Performance; Product Life Cycle; Supply chain are planning; Sourcing; Manufacturing an.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2021.10031320
  • The Effect of Social and Regulatory forces on Voluntary Restatement of Earnings: Evidence from Nigerian Logistics Firms   Order a copy of this article
    by Muhammad Sadiq, Abdurrahman Adamu Pantamee, Shafi Mohamad 
    Abstract: This paper examines the factors motivating firms to voluntarily disclose past wrongdoings and restate earnings aided by the imposition of social and regulatory forces. We incorporate the data of 80 listed firms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) from 2008-2018 using 800 observations. Our results support the decision for the voluntary disclosure of past wrongdoings and restatement of earnings. However, the results are positive when informal social forces act to encourage firms to restate earnings and negative when formal forces like regulatory bodies act to forcefully restate the earnings. The results are consistent with our hypothesis and serve as the basis for further research in this area.
    Keywords: voluntary disclosure; voluntary restatement; formal forces; informal forces; corporate governance.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2021.10031396
  • The Impact of Intelligent Automation in Internal Supply Chains   Order a copy of this article
    by Tiago Coito, Joaquim Viegas, Miguel Martins, Bernardo Firme, João M. G. Figueiredo, Susana Vieira, João Sosua 
    Abstract: Nowadays, industry is being forced to produce smaller and more diverse batches, increasing the complexity of internal supply chains. Data has become a valuable asset, supporting the development of intelligent automation solutions. Decision support systems, which leverage data, require the automation pyramid to be more flexible, as information needs to be exchanged simultaneously and in real-time with all automation layers. This paper proposes a framework for intelligent automation to deal with current challenges in acquisition and management of data in industrial settings, towards feeding decision support systems. It frames the topic within the scope of internal supply chains, addressing the framework impact on work practices within the organisation. Two real industrial implementation cases are examined, in the wood and chemical industries. Results help practitioners address the most impactful challenges affecting the performance of internal supply chains, by developing systems which are faster, more flexible, more efficient and with improved quality.
    Keywords: Intelligent Automation; Internal Supply Chain; SCADA; Manufacturing Execution Systems; Industry 4.0.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2021.10032559