Drivers of Supply Chain Performance Enhancing Organizational Output: An Exploratory Study for Manufacturing Sector

Irum Shahzadi, Saba Amin, Kashif Mahmood Chaudhary


Purpose - The Purpose of this study is to explore the drivers of supply chain performance and give a framework that how organizations can manage these drivers for their survival. This paper is written especially for the students of business management to enhance their knowledge about supply chain practices.

Methodology - The paper contains qualitative approach. In first phase the authors reviewed literature about the drivers of supply chain performance. In second phase the data from internationally published articles were collected and suggest a framework to manage the drivers of supply chain performance.

Findings - The whole study concluded that there are six drivers of supply chain performance in literature that need to be managed to enhance organizational performance. These drivers are; Facilities, Inventory, Transportation, Information, Sourcing and pricing. These drivers are closely related with each other and have a greater impact on organizational performance. Organizations need to find a situation where both efficiency and responsiveness in supply chain practices are at average level to enhance their performance. This average level can only be achieved through better management of drivers of supply chain performance.

Paper Limitation - The paper is limited by the fact that it focuses only manufacturing sector.

Originality/value - This paper provides a collective framework for managing all drivers of supply chain performance.

Keywords - Drivers of supply chain performance, Efficiency, Responsiveness, Supply chain management, Supply chain performance

Paper Type - Research paper

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