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Supply chain partnering practices among manufacturing firms in Malaysia: A conceptual approach


Chinniah, Muruga and Rajagopal, Prekumar and Sundram, Veera Pandian Kaliani and Bhatti, Mohammad Awais (2013) Supply chain partnering practices among manufacturing firms in Malaysia: A conceptual approach. In: International Accounting and Business Conference [IABC]-2013, 23-24 April, 2013, The Puteri Pacific Hotel Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to identify and discuss a robust conceptual framework on Supply Chain partnering and the various factors that enable its partnering efforts.Design/Methodology/Approach: Analyzing several research frameworks from various sources of literature in order to obtain the measurement instrument for major independent variable that supports the Supply Chain Partnering efforts.Findings: Analyzing information from literature search, have identified three major independent variable that supports the Supply Chain Partnering efforts; 1) Organizational Linkage, 2) Information Flow and 3) Resource sharing.Key success moderating variables are 1) Company’s line of business by Value Chain activity, 2) Industry experience, 3) Range of Products and World Best Practice Research Limitations / Application: Supply chain partnering is found to be an important ingredient to ensure close collaboration between supply chain members. Nevertheless, there are limited studies in this area.As such, identifying literature pertaining to supply chain partnering and its enabler is of challenge.Practical Implication: It is important for supply chain managers and practitioners to place specific attention in developing Supply Chain partnership in an attempt to gain, cost saving, efficiency and competitive advantage, especially among firms in the Electrical and Electronic industries.Originality/ Value: In addition this framework brings out the fact that Supply Chain Partnering can be effectively applied in the areas of Demand Forecasting & Planning, Procurement, Outsourcing and Inventory Management, which are directly link to maximizing profits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: Universiti Teknologi Mara in collaboration with INCEIF
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual framework - Supply chain partnering – Malaysian electrical and electronics industries
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Awais Bhatti
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 01:39
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12947

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