Faculty Publications

Title

Supply chain analytic capability: Environment and performance

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Analytic capability, Environmental uncertainty, Logistical performance, Operational stability

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

Volume

3

Issue

3

First Page

302

Last Page

320

Abstract

The research studies antecedents and consequences of enhanced decision-making capability fostered by advanced analytic software such as warehouse management systems and advanced planning and scheduling. The results show that analytic capability leads to better logistical performance (e.g. inventory turnover rates, length of the order cycle) and better operational stability (e.g. more consistent order cycles and warehouse throughput rates). The environment in the form of process turbulence and demand unpredictability affects analytic capability, logistical performance and operational stability. Process turbulence generally has a positive impact: it associates with greater levels of analytic capability, improved logistical performance, and more consistent operations. On the other hand, demand unpredictability has negative implications: it associates with a lower level of analytic capability, poorer logistical performance and inconsistent operations. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2007

DOI of published version

10.1504/IJISM.2007.012632

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