Antecedents and enablers of supply chain agility and its effect on performance

Blome, Constantin, Schoenherr, Tobias and Rexhausen, Daniel (2013) Antecedents and enablers of supply chain agility and its effect on performance. International Journal of Production Research, 51 (4). pp. 1295-1318. ISSN 0020-7543

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This paper investigates the fundamental building blocks of supply chain agility, which are conceptualised as supply- and demand-side competence. While the former refers to production and supply management related activities, the latter refers to distribution and demand management related activities. The model further assesses the influence of supply chain agility on operational performance, as well as its mediating role in the relationship between supply- and demand-side competence and performance. Within this framework, process compliance, i.e. how well supply chain management processes are internally executed by the firm's employees, is viewed as an enabler (moderator) on the relationship between supply chain competencies and supply chain agility. Theoretical substantiation is provided by the resource-based view of the firm augmented with the dynamic capabilities perspective. The model is tested with data from 121 supply chain management professionals. Implications for both academic theory development and supply chain and production management practice are provided.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 10:34
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