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Critical factors affecting purchasing and supply chain management performance: An empirical study of manufacturing enterprises in mainland China

Zhang, Dawei and Abdul Hamid, Abu Bakar and Tat, Huam Hon and Yuan, Hui (2011) Critical factors affecting purchasing and supply chain management performance: An empirical study of manufacturing enterprises in mainland China. In: 2011 International Conference On Applied Social Science (ICASS 2011). Information Engineering Research Inst, USA, pp. 272-277. ISBN 978-0-9831693-8-3

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Abstract

Nowadays, traditional production and business models are becoming un-adaptable to the new realities. Chinese manufacturing enterprises are under pressure from all areas of supply chain. Purchasing in Chinese manufacturing is facing higher development demands and an unprecedented challenge. This study aims to examine the critical factors affecting purchasing and SCM in Chinese manufacturing such as purchasing personnel, purchasing policies and quality management practices in purchasing. Their contributions on improvement of purchasing and SCM were analysed through the collected data from 124 purchasing staff in Chinese manufacturing enterprises. According to the findings, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that all the three critical factors have positive, significant contributions to purchasing and SCM performance. "Quality management practices in purchasing" makes greatest contribution to purchasing and SCM performance followed by "Purchasing policies" and "Purchasing personnel". We have suggested few recommendations for future research and Chinese manufacturing enterprises at the end of this study.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:purchasing personnel, purchasing policy, quality management practices in purchasing, supply chain management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:29868
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Mar 2013 08:42
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 08:12

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