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URN etd-0119113-154621 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2182 times. Download 842 times. Author Ming-Chi Chiang Author's Email Address email@example.com Department Management Business Administration Year 2012 Semester 1 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 66 Title THE IMPACT OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITY ON SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Keyword Supply Chain Management Practices Competitive Advantage Information Technology Capability Supply Chain Integration Supply Chain Integration Information Technology Capability Competitive Advantage Supply Chain Management Practices Abstract In today's intensive competition market, manufacturer should establish mutual trust and consciousness, construct collaboration mechanism, and maintain closely linkage with its supply chain partners of upstream and downstream in order to reduce the uncertainty of the industry and the sharing of operational risk. Moreover, in order to enhance the responsive ability to the market and then strengthen their competitive advantage, manufacturers should integrate their supply chain members to reduce costs, increase service levels, and reduce the bullwhip effect through improving supply chain management practices and information technology capability.
The purposes of this study are to verify the impact of supply chain management practices and information technology capability on the level of supply chain integration and competitive advantage. The research objects of the study are the 1000 largest manufacturing firms of Taiwan listed in the directory of 2010 Common Wealth Magazine. The data are collected by mailing questionnaires, a total of 500 questionnaires were distributed to the selected research objects, and there were 124 valid questionnaires returned representing 24.8% response rate. The empirical data then conducted structural equation modeling analysis by using AMOS 17 and SPSS 14 software. The results are as the follows：As expected 1.The supply chain management practices have a positive effect on the level of supply chain integration. 2. The information technology capability has a positive effect on the level of supply chain integration. 3.The level of supply chain integration has a positive effect on competitive advantage. However, the empirical data didn't verify that the supply chain management practices and information technology capability have directly impact on competitive advantage significantly.
Keywords：Supply Chain Management Practices, Information Technology Capability,
Supply Chain Integration, Competitive Advantage.
Advisor Committee Kun-Huang Yeh - advisor
Tze-Hsien Liao - co-chair
Yun-Huei Lee - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2012-12-18 Date of Submission 2013-01-19