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Mean Ranking of Variables Enhancing Supply Chain Performance in Small Manufacturing Firms

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 3 Issue 4

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: Vipul Chalotra | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst Prof, Dept of Commerce, University of Jammu, Udhampur Campus, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Supply chain performance deals with the efficiency in handling supply chain relations between manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, agents, customers etc. The present study highlights the prominent variables that enhance the supply chain performance in 44 small scale units operating in district Udhampur of J & K State divided into ten lines of operations. The primary data reflecting the research portray was ascertained by its empirical analysis. BTS and Cronbach-alpha stood as the main evaluators for assessing the validity and reliability of the scales in the construct. The results of ranking tables revealed that the variables that enhance supply chain performance are Duration of relationships, Firm size, Individual experience, and Commitment. Duration of relationships is assigned rank one by almost all managers of manufacturing firms. Firm size is accorded second rank, and third rank was accredited to commitment followed by individual experiences with rank four. Commitment received moderate response. The overall mean scores is divulged and discussed in the present research.

Keywords: Supply, Chain, Performance, Small Scale Industries (SSIs)

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