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Inventory automation practices and productivity: a study on steel manufacturing firms

Inventory automation practices and productivity: a study on steel manufacturing firms The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between inventory automation practices (IAP) and the productivity of steel manufacturing firms. The study also explores the mediation effect of knowledge of IAPs on the relationship between IAP and firms' productivity (FP). Study based on data, collected from 287-key officials of three manufacturing firms of Odisha, India using a structured questionnaire. SPSS and Amos software were used for data analysis. Data were processed through the test of validity and reliability and subsequently, structural equation modelling (SEM) was applied to test the hypotheses. The research findings revealed that IAP has a significant positive impact on the productivity of manufacturing firms. It is also found that knowledge of IAP is partially mediating the above relationship. It will add to the existing body of knowledge and further help practitioners to understand the importance and relationships of inventory automation practices in steel manufacturing firms. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies Inderscience Publishers

Inventory automation practices and productivity: a study on steel manufacturing firms

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1751-0589
eISSN
1751-0597
DOI
10.1504/ijass.2022.124071
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between inventory automation practices (IAP) and the productivity of steel manufacturing firms. The study also explores the mediation effect of knowledge of IAPs on the relationship between IAP and firms' productivity (FP). Study based on data, collected from 287-key officials of three manufacturing firms of Odisha, India using a structured questionnaire. SPSS and Amos software were used for data analysis. Data were processed through the test of validity and reliability and subsequently, structural equation modelling (SEM) was applied to test the hypotheses. The research findings revealed that IAP has a significant positive impact on the productivity of manufacturing firms. It is also found that knowledge of IAP is partially mediating the above relationship. It will add to the existing body of knowledge and further help practitioners to understand the importance and relationships of inventory automation practices in steel manufacturing firms.

Journal

International Journal of Applied Systemic StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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