Supply chain integration, risk management and manufacturing flexibility

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of internal integration, external integration and supply chain risk management on manufacturing flexibility, and the moderating effect of supply chain risk management on the relationships between internal and external integration, respectively, and manufacturing flexibility.
Design/methodology/approach – Using hierarchical regression, data are analyzed from a sample of 343 manufacturing plants in Asia collected in 2013-2014 as part of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS VI).
Findings – Internal integration and supply chain risk management have a direct effect on manufacturing flexibility. Supply chain risk management moderates the relationship between external integration and flexibility.
Research limitations/implications – Further research is needed to generalize beyond the flexibility performance of discrete manufacturing firms in Asia.
Practical implications – To benefit from external integration and increase their flexibility performance, manufacturing firms need to implement different mechanisms of supply chain risk management to prevent and deal with supply chain risks including those associated with supply chain integration.
Originality/value – This research contributes to the body of knowledge on the relationships between internal integration, external integration, supply chain risk management and manufacturing flexibility.
Keywords Internal integration, External integration, Supply chain risk management, Manufacturing flexibility, Asian manufacturing
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of internal integration, external integration and supply chain risk management on manufacturing flexibility, and the moderating effect of supply chain risk management on the relationships between internal and external integration, respectively, and manufacturing flexibility.
Design/methodology/approach – Using hierarchical regression, data are analyzed from a sample of 343 manufacturing plants in Asia collected in 2013-2014 as part of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS VI).
Findings – Internal integration and supply chain risk management have a direct effect on manufacturing flexibility. Supply chain risk management moderates the relationship between external integration and flexibility.
Research limitations/implications – Further research is needed to generalize beyond the flexibility performance of discrete manufacturing firms in Asia.
Practical implications – To benefit from external integration and increase their flexibility performance, manufacturing firms need to implement different mechanisms of supply chain risk management to prevent and deal with supply chain risks including those associated with supply chain integration.
Originality/value – This research contributes to the body of knowledge on the relationships between internal integration, external integration, supply chain risk management and manufacturing flexibility.
Keywords Internal integration, External integration, Supply chain risk management, Manufacturing flexibility, Asian manufacturing
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management
ISSN0144-3577
StatusUdgivet - 21 feb. 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
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