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The role of competitive environment and strategy in the supply chain's agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities

The role of competitive environment and strategy in the supply chain's agility, adaptability and... This paper analyses the way that the industry's competitive environment and the company's strategy influence the implementation of the supply chain's (SC’s) triple-A capabilities (agility, adaptability and alignment). Two competitive environment variables are analysed: competitive intensity of the industry and complexity of the SC. Two opposing competitive strategies are also considered: cost and differentiation.Design/methodology/approachThe hypotheses have been tested using data gathered via a questionnaire given to 277 Spanish manufacturing companies, and structural equation modelling has been used for the analysis.FindingsThe results show that competitive intensity is the most influential factor followed by business strategy. SC complexity does not seem to affect agility. Moreover, although the competitive environment variables affect the business strategy, the latter has no mediating effects between the competitive environment and SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities.Originality/valueThis study presents new insights into the environmental and strategic drivers linked to the implementation of SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities and offers guidelines to managers involved in SC management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Management and Business Economics Emerald Publishing

The role of competitive environment and strategy in the supply chain's agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities

The role of competitive environment and strategy in the supply chain's agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities

European Journal of Management and Business Economics , Volume 32 (2): 16 – May 12, 2023

Abstract

This paper analyses the way that the industry's competitive environment and the company's strategy influence the implementation of the supply chain's (SC’s) triple-A capabilities (agility, adaptability and alignment). Two competitive environment variables are analysed: competitive intensity of the industry and complexity of the SC. Two opposing competitive strategies are also considered: cost and differentiation.Design/methodology/approachThe hypotheses have been tested using data gathered via a questionnaire given to 277 Spanish manufacturing companies, and structural equation modelling has been used for the analysis.FindingsThe results show that competitive intensity is the most influential factor followed by business strategy. SC complexity does not seem to affect agility. Moreover, although the competitive environment variables affect the business strategy, the latter has no mediating effects between the competitive environment and SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities.Originality/valueThis study presents new insights into the environmental and strategic drivers linked to the implementation of SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities and offers guidelines to managers involved in SC management.

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Pedro Garrido-Vega, Macarena Sacristán-Díaz, José Moyano-Fuentes and Rafaela Alfalla-Luque
ISSN
2444-8451
DOI
10.1108/ejmbe-01-2021-0018
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Abstract

This paper analyses the way that the industry's competitive environment and the company's strategy influence the implementation of the supply chain's (SC’s) triple-A capabilities (agility, adaptability and alignment). Two competitive environment variables are analysed: competitive intensity of the industry and complexity of the SC. Two opposing competitive strategies are also considered: cost and differentiation.Design/methodology/approachThe hypotheses have been tested using data gathered via a questionnaire given to 277 Spanish manufacturing companies, and structural equation modelling has been used for the analysis.FindingsThe results show that competitive intensity is the most influential factor followed by business strategy. SC complexity does not seem to affect agility. Moreover, although the competitive environment variables affect the business strategy, the latter has no mediating effects between the competitive environment and SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities.Originality/valueThis study presents new insights into the environmental and strategic drivers linked to the implementation of SC agility, adaptability and alignment capabilities and offers guidelines to managers involved in SC management.

Journal

European Journal of Management and Business EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: May 12, 2023

Keywords: Competitive environment; Business strategy; Triple-A supply chain; Supply chain agility; Supply chain adaptability; Supply chain alignment

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