The relationship between supply chain strategies and supply chain performance among large-scale manufacturing firms: the moderating effect of supply chain technology
by Peterson Obara Magutu; Isaac Meroka Mbeche; James Muranga Njihia; Richard Bitange Nyaoga
EuroMed J. of Management (EMJM), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of supply chain technology in the relationship between supply chain strategies and supply chain performance. A sample of 138 firms was drawn using proportionate sampling from a total population of 627 large scale manufacturing firms in Kenya firms. The descriptive statistics, reliability and validity tests of the constructs, correlation analysis and factor analysis and regression analysis models were used to test the hypotheses. The study findings indicate that there is a very strong significant relationship between supply chain strategies, supply chain technology, and firm supply chain performance outcome whereby the supply chain strategies and supply chain technology explain 92.9% of the changes in the firm's supply chain performance outcome. This study cleared a number of contradictions to support the position that firms should invest in supply chain configurations and technologies that lead to improved service delivery accompanied with enhanced operational and supply performance.

Online publication date: Fri, 26-Aug-2016

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