Supply chain performance and financial success of selected companies on bursa Malaysia

Loh, Shyong Woei (2008) Supply chain performance and financial success of selected companies on bursa Malaysia. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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The lack of links between supply chain operations and financial performance seems to be related to the perception on the difficulty of translating supply chain operational measures into financial targets. There is accuses being made that these operational measures are set at functional level. With little academic research in this area, this study represents an attempt to explore and to gain a preliminary insight into the linkage among companies practicing superior supply chain management (SCM) and their financial success (FS). This SCM-FS relationship can be used by companies to benchmark its supply chain practices from a financial performance viewpoint. To explore the SCM-FS relationship, superior supply chain practices companies and financial success companies was defined and use cross-tabulation and chi-square analysis for statistical testing. A financial success predictive model using the selected four supply chain measures was developed and tested by multiple regression analysis. The results of this study reveal that there is a linkage between companies which practices superior SCM and financial success. Besides, the study also shown that more companies are adopting SCM practices lately. On the other hand, the multiple regression results shown all the selected supply chain performance measures can explain portion of the variability of the companies’ financial success. The implication of this study would undoubtedly be beneficial to SCM practitioners and financial professional as it has provided empirical evidence that company with superior SCM practices will associate with financial success. It is hoped that this paper would not only increase our understanding of SCM, but also generate more interest in this field from an empirical perspective, specifically in the Malaysian context and contribute to the SCM literature library.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain, Financial performance, Bursa Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 07:10
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 07:10

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