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Examination of the Effect of Strategic Supply Management Skills and Supplier Integration on Supply Management Performance in Chain Stores

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Business Management, Branch, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, IRAN
  • 2 Master of Business Management, Researcher at theETKA Research and Development Center, Tehran, IRAN
  • 3Master of Business Management, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 15-20, May,2 (2014)

Abstract

Daily increasing competition among chain stores and intensely changing demands of the customers caused that the managers of these stores search ways to supply their customers’ demands as soon as possible. What helps in achieving this aim is the availability of an efficient supply manager. But there are a lot of factors inside or outside the company that affect this system. Regarding these matters, this study aims at examining the impact of the strategic supply management skills and the supplier integration on the supply management performance in chain stores in Iran. Here, data related to 268 questionnaires received from the managers of different levels of these stores were analyzed by the structural equation modeling. The achieved results indicated that the strategic supply management skills are influential on the supply management performance positively and significantly. It was also revealed that the supplier integration has a positive effect on the supply management performance too. From another side, results showed that the strategic management skills influence the supply management performance of chain stores in Iran.

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