Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management



Kotzab H, Teller C, Grant DB & Sparks L (2011) Antecedents for the Adoption and Execution of Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management, 16 (4), pp. 231-245.;

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model that includes drivers of supply chain management (SCM) adoption and execution identified in the literature, provide a set of measurement scales that operationalise constructs within this model, empirically verify a hierarchical order of antecedents that affects the adoption and execution of SCM, and assist management by providing a focus on those SCM conditions and processes that need to be prioritised to increase successful SCM adoption and execution. Design: The conceptual model is tested empirically through a survey of 174 senior supply chain managers representing the biggest organisations within a central European country. Findings: Using structural equation modelling the hypothesised hierarchical order of three proposed antecedents are verified: ‘internal SCM conditions’ that affect ‘joint or external SCM conditions’ which in turn influences collaborative ‘SCM-related processes’. Firms that adopt these steps should enjoy a rigorous and appropriate road to the full execution of SCM. Research limitations: The survey results reflect the views of large organisations in a country-specific supply chain setting. Practical implications: The findings provide a hierarchical focus for financial, personnel and management initiatives to increase integration within a supply chain and improve competitiveness. Originality/value: The major contribution of this paper is that it provides empirical proof of the antecedents that affect the adoption and execution of SCM.

Supply Chain Management; Integration; Consumption (Economics); Delivery of goods Management; Business logistics Cost effectiveness

Supply Chain Management: Volume 16, Issue 4

Publication date31/12/2011
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Professor Leigh Sparks
Professor Leigh Sparks

Deputy Principal, Marketing & Retail