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Supply chain technology adoption in Malaysian automotive suppliers

Kamaruddin, Nor Kamariah and Mohamed Udin, Zulkifli (2009) Supply chain technology adoption in Malaysian automotive suppliers. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 20 (3). pp. 385-403. ISSN 1741-038X

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Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to identify the relevance of technology adoption factors and to explore how it can influence suppliers of automotive manufacturers to adopt the supply chain technology (SCT) within their organisations.Design/methodology/approach– An empirical survey of Malaysian’s automotive supplier was conducted to study those factors and also their relationship to the types of technologies being adopted. Data were collected using mail questionnaires which were sent to suppliers of two leading national automotive manufacturers. Out of 122, a total of 73 respondents were used for the purpose of the study.The study tested three hypotheses in data analysis.Findings – The results of the analysis confirm that three identified factors namely; organisational structure, organisational size and supply chain member pressure have a positive relationship with the SCT adoption. The analysis shows these three hypotheses have been supported and satisfied the identified gaps.Research limitations/implications – Further research shall be carried out to explore and comprehend the impact of SCT adoption on organisational performance. In addition, future research should also investigate the impact of SCT adoption in other stages of the adoption process. Practical implications – The proposed framework provides important insights into the key factors,which enable managers or supply chain practitioners to gain better understanding of these factors impacting SCT adoptions.Originality/value – Up to now, there are neither detailed studies focusing on the identification of SCT adoption factors in Malaysia environment nor studies that try to look at the organisational adoption of a considerable number of SCT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain management, Technology, Malaysia, Automotive industry, Advanced manufacturing technologies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Udin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 08:13
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 07:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12428

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