Impact of Network Factors on Supply Chain Performance: A Case of Textile Sector of Pakistan
Keywords:Network perspective, Supply Chain Performance, Supply Chain Integration, Agriculture (Textile) Supply Chain
This study elaborates the importance of network perspective in driving performance outcomes especially in the context of agriculture (Textile) supply chains. The impact of network factors (i.e. actors, resources, and activities) on overall supply chain performance have been explored. By deploying survey, a two-stage cluster sampling was used to attain study objectives. The Textile firms from Punjab and Sindh were selected for data collection. Through a structured questionnaire, 482 responses were generated and analyzed using PLS-SEM. The findings of the study confirmed that Network Actors (Textile Firms), the activities they perform, and the resources they have, generate a significant and positive impact on supply chain performance. The study recommends the need for understanding the role of integrative initiatives between the studied variables, i.e. network factors. Further, it is argued that integrated Network Factors can generate a significant impact on Supply Chain Performance.
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