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An Empirical Analysis of the Financial Impact of Supply Chain Management on Small Firms

        

An Empirical Analysis of the Financial Impact of Supply Chain Management on Small Firms

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In this article we test the value proposition hypothesis of supply chain management (SCM) by examining survey results of 570 US managers. First, we find that large firms use SCM initiatives significantly more than small firms. Second, in univariate and multivariate tests, we find that SCM leads to significant improvements in asset utilization, revenue generation, and competitive performance, regardless of firm size. These two major findings suggest that managers at small firms that are not... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 01, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 22, 2011
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Submitter: Howard Kuan

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