Supply chain integration : a qualitative exploration of perspectives from plastic manufacturers in Gauteng

Show simple item record Vermeulen, Yvonne Niemann, Wesley Kotze, Theuns G. 2016-06-15T05:28:19Z 2016-06-15T05:28:19Z 2016-05-16
dc.description This article is based on the MPhil dissertation of Y.V., who was therefore the main researcher. W.N. assisted as supervisor with the conceptualisation, literature review and research instrument. T.K. provided methodological and technical guidance. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Supply chain integration was identified as a tool to assist an organisation to survive in a competitive marketplace. It was unclear how plastic manufacturers in Gauteng perceived supply chain integration efforts between themselves and their suppliers. OBJECTIVES : This study’s main purpose was to investigate the nature and extent of supply chain integration between 10 plastic manufacturers in Gauteng and their suppliers. The focus was on these manufacturers’ commitment to and perceptions of supplier integration efforts. METHOD : The study was conducted with plastic manufacturing organisations in Gauteng, over a period of 2 months. A total of 10 participants were engaged through semi-structured interviews. RESULTS : The main findings of the study revealed that commitment and trust were found to be the antecedents of supplier integration and closer collaboration, while customer price pressure and limited available resources served as motivating factors for integration efforts. CONCLUSION : It is recommended that organisations must revisit integration efforts when new markets are penetrated and top management support must be revisited using a strategic framework. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Vermeulen, Y., Niemann, W. & Kotzé, T., 2016, ‘Supply chain integration: A qualitative exploration of perspectives from plastic manufacturers in Gauteng’, Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management 10(1), a223. 10.4102/jtscm.v10i1.223. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1995-5235
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/jtscm.v10i1.223
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Organisation en_ZA
dc.subject Supply chain integration en_ZA
dc.subject Suppliers en_ZA
dc.subject Gauteng en_ZA
dc.title Supply chain integration : a qualitative exploration of perspectives from plastic manufacturers in Gauteng en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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