Supply Chain Management (SCM) Utilisation Based on SCM Drivers in Manufacturing Industry

Jachan Matthew, Norfaridatul Akmaliah Othman

Abstract


ABSTRACT

Supply chain management (SCM) plays a significant role in enabling manufacturing industry to gain competitive advantage. However, very little attention has been paid to SCM utilisation in manufacturing industry. Therefore, the objective of the study is to explore the awareness of SCM among manufacturers, to determine SCM utilisation based on SCM drivers and to determine the relationship between SCM and competitive advantage. This study has focused on the management aspects of SCM, and provides a theoretical framework to understand a company's performance through SCM in achieving competitiveness. The research design which was based on the established and recommended procedures in literature was utilised to determine the nature of the methodology. A quantitative approach through questionnaire development was utilised. Data collection was distributed randomly to 200 respondents from the manufacturing industry in Malaysia. 150 completed questionnaires were returned and used to measure the relationship between SCM drivers and competitive advantage. The relationship between SCM and competitive advantage were tested and inventory, transportation, information technology, and pricing were found to be strongly related to the competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry; meanwhile, the results show that outsourcing and facility were not strongly related to the competitive advantage. The findings of this study have contributed both to the academic and pragmatic realms. This study adds to the literature on SCM. The results have been essential to measure the implications of SCM in the manufacturing industry.

Keywords: Supply chain management; competitive advantage; manufacturing industries; supply chain awareness; SCM drivers


ABSTRAK

Pengurusan rantaian bekalan (PRB) memainkan peranan penting dalam membolehkan industri pembuatan untuk mendapat kelebihan daya saing. Walau bagaimanapun, perhatian yang sangat sedikit telah diberikan kepada penggunaan PRB dalam industri pembuatan. Oleh itu, objektif kajian ini adalah untuk meneroka kesedaran PRB dalam kalangan pengeluar untuk menentukan penggunaan PRB berdasarkan pemandu PRB dan untuk menentukan hubungan antara PRB dan kelebihan daya saing. Kajian ini memberi tumpuan kepada aspek-aspek pengurusan PRB dan menyediakan rangka kerja teori untuk memahami prestasi syarikat melalui PRB dalam mencapai daya saing. Reka bentuk kajian berdasarkan kepada prosedur yang ditubuhkan dan disyorkan dalam kesusasteraan telah digunakan untuk menentukan sifat metodologi. Pendekatan kuantitatif melalui pembangunan soal selidik telah digunakan. Pengumpulan data telah diedarkan secara rawak kepada 200 responden dalam kalangan industri pembuatan di Malaysia. 150 soal selidik yang lengkap telah dikembalikan dan digunakan untuk mengukur hubungan antara pemandu PRB dan kelebihan daya saing. Hubungan antara PRB dan kelebihan daya saing diuji dan inventori, pengangkutan, teknologi maklumat, dan harga amat bertepatan dengan kelebihan daya saing dalam industri pembuatan, sementara itu keputusan menunjukkan bahawa sumber luar dan kemudahan tidak menunjukkan kaitan dengan kelebihan daya saing. Hasil kajian ini menyumbangkan kepada kedua-dua aspek akademik dan pragmatik. Kajian ini memberikan titik tambah kepada kesusasteraan pada PRB. Keputusan telah dilakukan untuk mengukur implikasi PRB dalam industri pembuatan.

Kata kunci: Pengurusan rantaian bekalan; kelebihan daya saing; industri pembuatan; kesedaran rantaian bekalan, pemandu PRB


Keywords


Supply chain management, competitive advantage, and manufacturing industries, supply chain awareness and SCM drivers

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