The Effect Supply Chain Management Practices on Competitive Advantage in Ethiopian Leather Industry

G. Sudarsana Rao, Mebrahtu Teka Birile


ABSTRACT: The understanding and practicing of supply chain management has become an essential prerequisite for staying competitive in the global race and for enhancing profitably. Supply chain management integrates both information flow and the flow of goods seamlessly between trading partners as an effective competitive weapon. The objective this research is to present the relationship between supply chain management practices and competitive advantage. The data collection instruments used was a questionnaire and interview which was administrated to a total sample of 205 managers. Of which 178 completed correctly and returned the questionnaire and the response rate was 86. 23%. Sample selection was based on random sampling which was obtained from Ethiopian leather industry association list. The data collected were analyzed using reliability and validity tests, factor analysis, descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential (correlation and multiple regression analysis) statistics. The results indicated that SCM practices are related to competitive advantage.



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