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Factors affecting Supply Chain Management
Research Methods
Presented to: Miss MehrukhBy: Saman IqbalSection K

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TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u Abstract PAGEREF _Toc384855026 \h 3Introduction PAGEREF _Toc384855027 \h 4An overview of the topic PAGEREF _Toc384855028 \h 4Research Questions PAGEREF _Toc384855029 \h 6Literature Review: PAGEREF _Toc384855030 \h 7Trust PAGEREF _Toc384855031 \h 7Commitment PAGEREF _Toc384855032 \h 8Buying power PAGEREF _Toc384855033 \h 9Information Technology PAGEREF _Toc384855034 \h 10Cooperation PAGEREF _Toc384855035 \h 11Communication PAGEREF _Toc384855036 \h 13Opportunism PAGEREF _Toc384855037 \h 14Satisfaction PAGEREF _Toc384855038 \h 16Shared Values PAGEREF _Toc384855039 \h 17Adaptation PAGEREF _Toc384855040 \h 19Proposed Theoretical Framework PAGEREF _Toc384855041 \h 20Methodology PAGEREF _Toc384855042 \h 20Data Analysis Tools and Techniques PAGEREF _Toc384855043 \h 21Respondent Characteristics PAGEREF _Toc384855044 \h 22SEM Results PAGEREF _Toc384855045 \h 22Convergent and Discriminant Reliability PAGEREF _Toc384855046 \h 23Confirmatory Factor Analysis PAGEREF _Toc384855047 \h 24Path Analysis PAGEREF _Toc384855048 \h 26Final Structured Model PAGEREF _Toc384855049 \h 28Cluster Analysis PAGEREF _Toc384855050 \h 29Discussions PAGEREF _Toc384855051 \h 30Conclusion PAGEREF _Toc384855052 \h 32Future Findings PAGEREF _Toc384855053 \h 33Bibliography PAGEREF _Toc384855054 \h 34 AbstractSupply chain management has now become a very important factor in organizational success in today’s global world. As the world has become global stage for almost all companies operating across the world, supply chains have become huge supply chain networks. These networks have different stages and phases which need to be maintained and managed efficiently in order to achieve operational excellence. There are different and numerous factors and elements which affect these stages and operations of supply chain networks. The objective of this research is to investigate about different factors that affect the supply chain network such as communication, commitment, trust, collaboration, etc. Moreover study to aims explore the relation of these few factors with overall supply chain management and would also discover its managerial implications. The sample size of the study was selected from the local and international companies operating in Lahore. SME methodology was adopted to carry out this research. A confirmatory factor analysis was carried out as well as path analysis was done in order to accept or reject the proposed hypotheses. Key Words: Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Performance, Trust, Communication, Commitment, Buying Power, Information Technology, Satisfaction

IntroductionAn overview of the topicSupply chain management is a cross-functional approach that includes managing the movement of raw materials into an organization. There are different people, which are involved in supply chain process. Managing this process can increase the performance of the firms and can help the firm to form long term bonds with different suppliers. SCM has gained importance in multinational companies in recent years and it will assume significant importance in years to come. Clearly, SCM has a significant role to play in helping their organizations to achieve their objectives and prepare for the uncertainty ahead. The research focuses on the factors affecting the supply chain relation in business to business marketing. There are two types of relationships according to this article, partner like relationship and contract like relationship. A partner type relationship is beneficial for the companies to improve the supply chain performance and to avoid the uncertainties in future. Moreover supply chain performances is also affected by the country itself like massive size, inefficient information systems, poor logistics, distribution systems, lack of supply chain management expertise. Furthermore strong...
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