Supply chain agility, adaptability and alignment: Empirical evidence from the Indian auto components industry

Rameshwar Dubey, Nezih Altay, Angappa Gunasekaran, Constantin Blome, Thanos Papadopoulos, Stephen J. Childe

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine when and how organizations create agility, adaptability, and alignment as distinct supply chain properties to gain sustainable competitive advantage. Design/methodology/approach: The current study utilizes the resource-based view (RBV) under the moderating effect of top management commitment (TMC). To test the research hypotheses, the authors gathered 351 usable responses using a pre-tested questionnaire. Findings: The statistical analyses suggest that information sharing and supply chain connectivity resources influence supply chain visibility capability, which, under the moderating effect of TMC, enhance supply chain agility, adaptability, and alignment (SCAAA). Originality/value: The contribution lies in: providing a holistic study of the antecedents of agility, adaptability, and alignment; investigating the moderating role of TMC on SCAAA; following the RBV and addressing calls for investigating the role of resources in supply chain management, and for empirical studies with implications for supply chain design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-148
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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