Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry

Dubey, Rameshwar, Altay, Nezih, Gunasekaran, Angappa, Blome, Constantin, Papadopoulos, Thanos and Childe, Stephen (2017) Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. ISSN 0144-3577 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine when and how organizations create agility, adaptability, and alignment as distinct supply chain properties to gain sustainable competitive advantage.

Design/methodology/approach: The current study utilizes the resource-based view (RBV) under the moderating effect of top management commitment. To test our research hypotheses, we gathered 351 usable responses using a pre-tested questionnaire.

Findings: Our statistical analyses suggest that information sharing and supply chain connectivity resources influence supply chain visibility capability, which, under the moderating effect of top management commitment, enhance supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment.

Originality/value: Our contribution lies in: (i) providing a holistic study of the antecedents of agility, adaptability and alignment; (ii) investigating the moderating role of top management commitment on supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment; (iii) following the RBV and addressing calls for investigating the role of resources in supply chain management, and for empirical studies with implications for supply chain design.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 13:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68146

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