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Thinking About Integrated Supply Chain Technology as an Enabler for Local Businesses?

Idris, Sidah and Weli, Al Nasrie and Lasuin, Charlie Albert and Samsu, Siti Hajar and Lajuni, Nelson (2021) Thinking About Integrated Supply Chain Technology as an Enabler for Local Businesses? Journal of Technology and Operations Management, 16 (2). pp. 23-33. ISSN 2590-4175 (Online)

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Business activities were significantly hampered when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was issued in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. The ramifications of these MCO series have a direct and indirect impact on the bulk of company activities. As a result of the economic crisis, it triggered a severe depression. As a result, they looked for additional ways to maintain and extend their activities, including using the Internet as a means of conducting business. The goal of this research is to determine the value of the innovative value chain as well as the role of integrated supply chain technology in improving the efficiency of enterprises' supply chains. Standardized questionnaires were provided to local business owners in three major divisions of Sabah, namely Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, and Tawau in order to achieve this purpose. The survey got 125 usable replies from large, medium, and small enterprises that have been in existence for more than ten years. The main findings of three variables, namely idea generation, concept conversion, and diffusion of innovation, encouraged SCT adoption among Sabah's small businesses. The interaction effect revealed that Integrated SCT does, in fact, act as a mediating component in the financial performance relationship. As a result, COVID-19 is a game changer for everyone particularly local businesses and governments because the outbreak pushed the implementation of information technology, such as supply chain integration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain, local business, MCO
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs Nurin Jazlina Hamid
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2023 10:47
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 10:47

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