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dc.contributor.authorAL-Shboul, Moh’d Anwer
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturo
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikas
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T14:37:24Z
dc.date.available2018-10-22T14:37:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-10
dc.identifier.citationAl-Shboul, M.A.R., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Kumar, V. (2018),’Best Supply Chain Management Practices and High- Performance Firms: The Case of Gulf Manufacturing Firm’, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. doi: 10.1108/IJPPM-11-2016-0257en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJPPM-11-2016-0257
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623071
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The study aims to investigate the best supply chain management practices that are implemented in medium and large-sized Gulf manufacturing firms. Design/methodology/approach – This study has explored seven supply chain management practices, i.e. supplier collaboration, flexibility with partners, usage of Internet, customer focus, lean production, Internal integration, and quality management. It assumes that the best performing firms must be the ones implementing the best practices. T-test and multiple linear regression analyses were used to establish the best practices, implemented by medium and large-sized Gulf manufacturing firms. Findings – The results showed that quality management, customer focus, and supplier collaboration are considered as best supply chain management practices in Gulf manufacturing firms. Usage of internet may have been the best practice previously, but not anymore. Lean production cannot yet be qualified as, but may develop into the best supply chain management practice. Practical Implications – The study provides a useful contribution to the field of best supply chain management practices as it provides better decision-making insights and a benchmarking base to top managers, policy makers, and academics. It is likely to result in increased overall performance of their firms. Originality/value – The study provides an understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the best supply chain management practices, implemented by Gulf manufacturing firms. It has broader implications for all manufacturing firms, particularly in developing economies where the growth of manufacturing and effective management of their supply chains is a key element for the economic development.
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijppmen
dc.subjectSupply chain managementen
dc.subjectBest practicesen
dc.subjectMedium to large-sized firmsen
dc.subjectManufacturingen
dc.subjectGulf Countriesen
dc.titleBest supply chain management practices and high- performance firms: the case of Gulf manufacturing firms.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1741-0401
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentGerman-Jordanian Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of West of Englanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Managementen
dc.internal.reviewer-note09/02/2018/LA - article not yet appearing on journal website http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijppmen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T17:40:15Z
html.description.abstractPurpose – The study aims to investigate the best supply chain management practices that are implemented in medium and large-sized Gulf manufacturing firms. Design/methodology/approach – This study has explored seven supply chain management practices, i.e. supplier collaboration, flexibility with partners, usage of Internet, customer focus, lean production, Internal integration, and quality management. It assumes that the best performing firms must be the ones implementing the best practices. T-test and multiple linear regression analyses were used to establish the best practices, implemented by medium and large-sized Gulf manufacturing firms. Findings – The results showed that quality management, customer focus, and supplier collaboration are considered as best supply chain management practices in Gulf manufacturing firms. Usage of internet may have been the best practice previously, but not anymore. Lean production cannot yet be qualified as, but may develop into the best supply chain management practice. Practical Implications – The study provides a useful contribution to the field of best supply chain management practices as it provides better decision-making insights and a benchmarking base to top managers, policy makers, and academics. It is likely to result in increased overall performance of their firms. Originality/value – The study provides an understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the best supply chain management practices, implemented by Gulf manufacturing firms. It has broader implications for all manufacturing firms, particularly in developing economies where the growth of manufacturing and effective management of their supply chains is a key element for the economic development.


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