Impact of time pressure and disruptons on supply chain performance: Effect on supply chain relationships

by Starks, April Pete, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 166 pages; 3610850


Changes in technological advances, along with rapid changes in products and innovations, mandate that organizations are able to quickly adjust and respond in order to maintain competitive advantage. An essential part of organizations are the supplier relationships within supply chains. The impositions of time pressure and supply chain disruptions that occur are problematic when suppliers actually need responsive supply chains. Proactive responses to time pressure impositions and disruptions are essential to successful supply chains. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively investigate if a correlation exists following the occurrences of both time pressure impositions and supply chain disruptions, the impact these factors have on supply chain efficiency, productivity, economic transaction costs, and the effect impacted supply chain efficiency, productivity, and economic transaction cost have on supplier relationships. This study consists of a quantitative, nonexperimental, correlational research design. This research has multiple units of analysis, supplier relationships, disruptions and time pressure impositions, and economic transaction costs. The data were analyzed by the application of multiple linear regression analysis. The results revealed after testing the hypotheses, that there was a strong positive and predictive relationship between supply chain disruption, time pressure and supply chain efficiency, productivity, and economic transaction costs. The hypothesis tests also showed that supply chain efficiency, productivity, and economic transaction costs influence supplier relationships. The relationships identified were consistent with existing research on the negative impact of supply chain disruptions and supplier relationships.

AdviserStephen Callender
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organization theory; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3610850

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