The impact of supply chain risk on supply chain integration and company performance: A global investigation

Li Zhao (First Author), Xiande Zhao (Participant Author), Linyan Sun (Participant Author), Baofeng Huo (Participant Author)

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to empirically explore the relationships among supply chain risks (SCRs), supply chain integration (SCI), and company performance in a global context. Design/methodology/approach – This study is based on the High Performance Manufacturing (HPM) project database collected from 317 manufacturing plants in ten countries and three representative industries (machinery, electronics and transportation components), using structural equation modeling (SEM) methods. Findings – Results show that SCRs, especially supply delivery risk (SDR), are negatively related to SCI. There is a contingent relationship between SCI and performance. Different types of SCI play different roles in improving different types of company performance. Supplier, internal, and customer integration are the most important drivers for schedule attainment, competitive performance, and customer satisfaction, respectively. Originality/value – This study is one of the first empirical studies to explore how SCRs affect SCI. It also expands current SCI research by linking three dimensions of SCI with three dimensions of company performance, using the global database collected from HPM companies in ten countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-131
JournalSupply Chain Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Company performance
  • High performance manufacturing
  • Supply and demand
  • Supply chain integration
  • Supply chain risk

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  • Scopus
  • SSCI


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