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International Journal of Supply Chain Management
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International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) is a peer-reviewed indexed journal, ISSN: 2050-7399 (Online), 2051-3771 (Print), that publishes original, high quality, supply chain management empirical research that will have a significant impact on SCM theory and practice. Manuscripts accepted for publication in IJSCM must have clear implications for Supply chain managers based on one or more of a variety of rigorous research methodologies. IJSCM also publishes insightful meta-analyses of the SCM literature, conceptual/theoretical studies with clear implications for practice, comments on past articles, studies concerning the SCM field itself, and other such matters relevant to SCM.
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A Comparative Study of Malaysian and Indonesian Students’ Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Career Choices Resulting from the Digital Economy

Abd Hamid, Nadiah ( Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor ) , Kurniasari, Florentina, Mohamad Taib, Hakimah ‘Aisyah, Tengku Embong, Tengku Fairuz, Mad Saheh, Nor Hasnah, Md Azali, Norazah, Sabli, Nurshamimi

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This paper aims to identify the effects of digital economy on students’ entrepreneurial traits and entrepreneurship as career choices, comparatively between Malaysia and Indonesia.  A sample of students was randomly selected from public universities and private universities in each country. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), which is the foundation of structural equation modeling (SEM), has been used. The results evidenced that the digital economy in both countries significantly influencing the entrepreneurial characteristics of the students. However, in Indonesia, the results are significant for all four dimensions of digital economy, while in Malaysia, only two dimensions are found to be significant namely social and cultural environment and the consumer and business adoption. Not only that, despite the entrepreneurial traits the students in Malaysia possessed, in contrast with Indonesian university students, it is discovered that they are reluctant to become entrepreneurs in future. Hence, both Malaysian and Indonesian governments need to keep on supporting the development of digital economy to foster the entrepreneurial traits among students. Plus, the lessons on entrepreneurship can be introduced as important subjects in universities in both countries, especially in Malaysia, to boost students’ entrepreneurial interest.

Feasibility between Two Models for the Control of Fleet Idleness: RFID Antennas vs Electronic Fences (Telemetry)

Chaves, Andre Garofalo ( Federal University of Paraiba ) , De Lima, Romulo Guimaraes, Silva, Ricardo Moreira ( Federal University of Paraiba )

International Journal of Supply Chain Management Vol 7, No 3 (2018): International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM)
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Optimizing the use of resources within organizations without decreasing the level of quality of service is a constant and recurring challenge in the daily life of professionals. In Group X, an electricity distribution company located in the Brazilian Northeast, fleet management is one of the priorities. This study compares the use of two tools to measure fleet idleness, RFID Antennas and electronic fences created from the Telemetry system. The process and cost of installation, scope, maintenance costs and results obtained were compared between the two tools. This comparison was used to analyze the feasibility of expanding the tools in Group X for newly acquired companies. Based on the results, it was concluded that the Telemetry system was economically and operationally the best option for Group X.

A New Disaster Aid Information System Model for Indonesia Red Cross: A Case Study in East Java Province

WIDYADANA, Gede A, Setiabudi, Djoni H, Harsono, Vivi, Christian Wongso, Randy

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Humanitarian logistics is a complex system since there are many individuals and institutions should collaborate when a disaster happen. Therefore a good information system will be developed in this research to make the funding and distribution process efficient and effective. The model is developed based on a survey to 101 individuals in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia to know their perception about humanitarian aids. The information model is developed for Indonesia Red Cross since this institution is the most trustworthy institution but only few respondents have donated their donation through this organisation. The model is developed by incorporating convenience store chain since they are good in distribution channel and networking. The system model result in more efficient and effective distribution process.

Supply Chain Management on the Production Process and Distribution Flows of the Superior Teak Seedlings Production

Alkaff, Muhammad ( Bogor Agricultural University ) , Marimin, Marimin ( Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia ) , Arkeman, Yandra ( Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia ) , Sukardi, Sukardi ( Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia ) , Purnomo, Herry ( Bogor Agricultural University )

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Management of supply chain that interrelates and integrates both consumers and suppliers in a process to make a value of product or service for consumers is very importance and strategic as well. The research objective is to analyze and improve the sustainability performance of production process and distribution flow of the teak seedling production within its supply chain. This research used multiple dimensional analysis and value stream mapping to identify the sustainability performance and analytical network process to find the key factors that improve the SCM performance of superior teak production. The research found that 1) the Parameter influencing SCM is supplier and therefore it requires system improvement. The problem is that the delivery of materials purchased in Surabaya takes too long time before they are stored in the warehouse. Placing a purchase order long time beforehand may apparently solve the problem. But in fact, it creates another problem because the materials are not to be stored in the warehouse for a long time due to their short expiry date and due to the limited infrastructures like warehouse and roads. SCM values on the production system of superior teak seedling production of BPPT located in Jatisari area is 56.62 with a quite high category. Based on the leverage analysis, the most dominating SCM components are waiting factor at the value of 2.71; overproduction at 2.30 and inventory at 2.25, 2) Based on the ANP analysis, the research found a position map of SCM components at the stress value of 3.411% meaning that it is an “Excellent” model suitability while the index of fit (R²) is at 94.673% meaning it meets the appropriateness. Transportation process consists of transportation of auxiliary material of seedling production, travel of seedlings from nurseries to adapting areas, and distribution of seedlings.  Slow supply of consumables required for seedling production process due to long distance between the production areas and supplier sites will cause delayed delivery of goods particularly of those that are not scheduled because of special cases.   Keywords: Supply Chain, ANP, Transportation, Distribution Flows, Superior Teak Seedlings

Fuzzy Expected Value Approach to Solve Integrated Supplier Selection and Inventory Control Problem in Fuzzy Environment

Sutrisno, Sutrisno, Widowati, Widowati ( Department of Mathematics, Diponegoro University Semarang, Indonesia ) , Tjahjana, R. Heru ( Department of Mathematics, Diponegoro University Semarang, Indonesia )

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In a production and inventory planning management, the future parameters like future demand, future product buying cost, future transport cost and future holding cost are obviously unknown/uncertain. To determine the optimal strategy in uncertain condition, a method that can handle the uncertainty of parameters is needed. If the historical data of the uncertain parameters are known then they can be approached by using probability distribution, but if there is no historical data then it cannot be used. In this paper, we propose a new mathematical optimization model with fuzzy parameters to solve an integrated supplier selection problem and inventory control problem in fuzzy environment where fuzzy variables are used to approach the uncertain parameters. To solve the corresponding optimization problem, we use fuzzy expected value based integer quadratic programming where the fuzzy variables are approximated by fuzzy expected value. From the numerical experiment results, the optimal strategy i.e. the optimal supplier and the optimal stored product volume were obtained and the actual inventory level followed the desired level with minimal total expected cost.

Modular Product Architecture to Manage Supply Chain Complexity

Shamsuzzoha, Ahm

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The aim of this article is to demonstrate and to eliminate or to reduce the complexities associated supply chain management. These complexities are aroused due to the high level of interdependencies between component interfaces and supply chain participants. A case example is presented to define the importance of product architecture with the help of design structure matrix (DSM) tool to reduce product development complexity. To address such complexity this work focuses on the product architecture and supply chain design. This modular principle is elaborated with the objective to reduce the supply chain complexities. The relationship between product architecture and supply chain complexities is defined along with identifying and categorizing various drivers responsible for supply chain complexities. 

Operating Performance Analysis and Goods Service Tax Implementation in Malaysia

Chandren, Sitraselvi, Che Ahmad, Ayoib ( Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, College of Business ) , Nadarajan, Santhirasegaran ( School of Technology Management & Logistics, College of Business )

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The implementation of Goods Service Tax (GST) in business processes requires firm to revise their business policies and practices particularly on price setting and cash flow operation that may possibly influence the operating performance. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of GST on operating performance. This study investigated 265 Malaysian listed firms operating performance (profitability: sales growth –SG, profit after tax-PAT, return on asset (ROA), liquidity: operating cash flows (OCF) and current ratio –CR) from year 2014 (before), 2015 (during) and 2016 (after) GST implementation period using the paired t-test. The SG have shown decreased during the GST implementation period, subsequently improved after the GST implementation period. The CR has exhibited a remarkable improvement during and after GST implementation period. The SG and CR results validate the firms are able to maintain the operating performance even with minimal reduction is witnessed for PAT, ROA and OCF during and after GST implementation. This study contributes to all stakeholders that GST do not necessarily influence the firms negatively, but allows the management of the firm in making effective  decision for the operating business processes and supply chain for sustaining the firm value. In sum, this study finds that GST is a business friendly tax system for firms with effective operating performance to support the country economic development. 

Analysing Factors of Inbound Logistics and their Impact on Non-Financial Performance of Handicraft Firms

Bhat, Jahangir Ahmad, Yadav, Pushpender

International Journal of Supply Chain Management Vol 7, No 3 (2018): International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM)
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The purpose of this research paper is to explore the factors in association with inbound logistics and to analyze the relation of such attribute with the performance of handicraft firms. To identify the relationship between inbound logistics and performance, important measures are reflected in both the broader components. For inbound logistics, Market Factors(MF), Funding (FUN), and Quality Check (QC) are taken as the imperative variables while analysing performance specific aspects productivity, efficiency and flexibility are taken into reflection. Further, it is important to establish a procedure which evaluates the impact of independent variables (MF, FUN, and QC) on performance (dependent variable). The relation between the dependent and independent variable is analysed with the help of SPSS (regression analysis).

Supply Chain Performance Measurement Model: A Literature Review

Saleheen, Ferdoush, Habib, Md. Mamun, Hanafi, Zurina

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Supply chain is being envisaged as an extended enterprise connecting business in different places and facilitating allies to propel competitive advantage in the era of globalization. Substantial research has been undertaken along with literatures on supply chain performance management from cost and non-cost standpoint, strategic, tactical or emphasis on operational aspects; perspectives from commercial as well as financial arenas. In order to gratify customer orders rapidly and efficiently than competitors, supply chain needs to warrant continuous upgradation of its processes and competitive strategies and to apprehend how supply chain contests? it is indispensable to realize the overall performance of the supply chain. However, still many companies miscarry to acquire effective performance measurement tools and techniques to attain integrated Supply Chain Management (SCM). The rationale of this paper is to evaluate the literature on performance measurement for supply chain to apprehend current practices, recognize gaps and advocate future research itineraries. The paper also offers a synopsis and appraisal of the performance measurement used through different supply chain models. 

Consumer Brand Relationships: Overcoming Its Conceptual Challenges and Development of Propositions

Abd Ghani, Noor Hasmini ( Universiti Utara Malaysia ) , Tuhin, Md Kashedul Wahab ( Universiti Utara Malaysia )

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A stream of branding researchers considered brands as an active partner of human and this concept is challenged by another group as a brand is an inanimate object. In normal phenomenon, the relationship is formed between two people. The purpose of this paper is to overcome this challenge raised by the critics about a brand as a relationship partner of consumer and to develop the proposition regarding consumer brand relationship to establish common consensus about the relationship from between consumer and brand. This paper critically evaluates the literature about consumer brand relationship from the 1980s and onwards consistent with interpersonal relationship literature. This study explores facets of consumer brand relationship to establish the concept and develop six propositions from relationship context. The first it establishes a brand as a human entity. The second it investigates how brand act as a relationship partner. The third it explores the relationship norms that guide the relationship between consumers and brands. The fourth types of relationships consumers maintain with brands. The fifth it also shows high brand equity is the outcome of strong consumer brand relationship. Lastly, it explores strong loyalty resulted from strong consumer brand relationship. There is a scarcity of consumer brand relationship research that integrates different aspect of the concepts, on which the concept stands, developed by the researchers. This study, therefore, integrates different aspect of consumer brand relationship research and establishes the common notions of consumer brand relationship perspective to overcome its conceptual challenge. There is dearth of research that highlights brand supply chain or brand value delivery strategies from consumer brand relationship perspective on which this gives indication of its basis.

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