Abstract

As competition is no longer between organizations but among supply chain players, Supply chain practices have become a major strategy employed by many businesses to gained competitive advantage and improving organizational performance. The research aimed at assessing Supply Chain Practices and how they are perceived to impact the performance of firms in Sierra Leone a case study in a Telecommunication Company (Sierratel). Two paradigms of the supply chain were developed for this research. Supply chain enablers (Organization, People, Technology, Plan, Source, Deliver, Information Sharing) and supply chain non-financial performance (Flexibility, Responsiveness, Reliability and Agility). Self-administered questionnaires were sent to thirty-four respondents through google form using a simple stratified random sampling technique. Descriptive statistics is applied to analyse the data through SPSS. The findings showed differences in various supply chain practices adopted and implemented by the company. People, Technology, Delivery, Responsiveness, Reliability and Agility did not create much impact on the company's performance. Further analysis also revealed that supply chain processes as one of the practices among the others adopted and implemented are almost in its right footpath as compared to strategy and performance but continuous improvement of supply chain practices will attain a sustainable competitive advantage and hence firm's performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012095
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume847
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2020
Event12th International Seminar on Industrial Engineering and Management: Industrial Intelligence System on Engineering, Information, and Management, ISIEM 2020 - Batu, Malang - East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 17 Mar 202019 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Supply chain practices
  • competitive advantage
  • continuous improvement
  • enablers
  • performance
  • supply chain strategy

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