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Paper info: The impact of buyer-supplier relationship and purchasing process on the supply chain performance: a conceptual framework

Title


The impact of buyer-supplier relationship and purchasing process on the supply chain performance: a conceptual framework

Authors


Melody J. Hsiao, Shams Rahman and
Sharon Purchase
University of Western Australia
Australia
Sharon Purchase

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 18th IMP-conference in Perth, Australia in 2002.

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Abstract


Supply chain performance is a rapidly developing area of research. Many companies aretrying to find tools for enhancing performance measures in response to turbulentbusiness markets and for efficiently controlling their business activities. Little empiricalresearch has been conducted on the performance of retail supply chain in Taiwan andother Asian countries. Two factors affecting current retail supply chains, buyer-supplierrelationships and purchasing processes, and their antecedents that are relevant to thisunique cultural environment will be investigated. The objectives of this research are: (1)to identify the determinants affecting the performance of the supply chain at the retaillevel; (2) to define the antecedents related to each determinant; and (3) to present theconceptual model for this particular context. This research will contribute by presentinga conceptual model for supply chain performance that is relevant to small and medium-sized businesses that predominate Taiwan.