The Effect of Requirements for Implementing E-Business Models on Supply Chain Performance in the Automotive Industry of Iran

Ahmad Jafarian; Mohsen Shafiei Nikabadi; Laya Olfat; Roohollah Khodaverdi
Nowadays, the applications of information technology and the Internet in supply chains are changed into a facility for obtaining the competitive advantage. The main goal of this paper is to study the influence of the factors in implementing e-business models on the supply chain performance in auto industry. In this research, firstly, we will address the identification of the set of factors required for implementing e-business in the auto industry. Furthermore, the various dimensions of supply chain performance evaluation in Iran’s auto industry are identified through presenting a new framework to evaluate the indices of supply chain performance. Then various dimensions in two subjects of necessary factors for implementing e-business and supply chain performance are considered. Subsequently, we study the effects of necessary aspects for implementing the e-business on the dimensions of supply chain performance. The identification of different dimensions in the subject of research has been carried out based on a confirmatory factor analysis and then with the help of correlation analysis, we will study the relation of every identified aspect with the performance of the supply chain in the auto industry. According to performed research, it was specified that the necessary factors for implementing the e-business shall have the highest degree of correlation with the operational aspects of supply chain performance evaluation criteria. Then the highest degree of correlation was observed with technical criteria, finally with strategic criteria. We intend to find out the influence of the necessary aspects for implementing e-business on supply chain management (SCM) in the auto industry. So innovative aspects of this research are 1) Expression of factors needed for implementation of the e-business, 2) A newly combined framework for SCM assessment indices, and 3) Study the relation of the factors required for implementing the e-business with supply chain performance criteria.
Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Performance; Electronic Business; Integration; Automotive Industry
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