Improving the execution of supply chain management in organizations

Christoph Teller, Herbert Kotzab, David B. Grant

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    The aim of this paper is to identify areas for improving the level of supply chain management (SCM) execution. A conceptual model was developed that proposes internal and joint SCM conditions and the adoption of SCM processes as the main antecedents of SCM execution. Based on a survey of 174 senior managers representing large organizations structural equation modeling was conducted followed by a three-step importance-performance analysis. The results show that internal SCM conditions, specifically information technology and human resources, are the major drivers for improving the total level of SCM execution. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)713-720
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
    Issue number2
    Early online date21 Mar 2011
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


    • Importance-performance analysis
    • Supply chain management


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