publication . Article . 2016

Supply chain integration: A qualitative exploration of perspectives from plastic manufacturers in Gauteng

Wesley Niemann; Theuns G. Kotze; Yvonne Vermeulen;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2016 Journal: Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, volume 10 (issn: 2310-8789, eissn: 1995-5235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
Background: Supply chain integration was identified as a tool to assist an organisation to survive in a competitive marketplace. It was unclear how plastic manufacturers in Gauteng perceived supply chain integration efforts between themselves and their suppliers. Objectives : This study’s main purpose was to investigate the nature and extent of supply chain integration between 10 plastic manufacturers in Gauteng and their suppliers. The focus was on these manufacturers’ commitment to and perceptions of supplier integration efforts. Method: The study was conducted with plastic manufacturing organisations in Gauteng, over a period of 2 months. A total of 10 partic...
Subjects
free text keywords: supply chain commitment, organisational integration, performance, visibility, supplier integration, qualitative study, Shipment of goods. Delivery of goods, HF5761-5780, Transportation and communications, HE1-9990, Semi-structured interview, Business, Supply chain, Basic research, Qualitative research, Price pressure, Customer integration, Top management, Marketing, Supply chain integration
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