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Performance measurement of cross-culture supply chain partnership: a case study in the Chinese automotive industry

Han, Weixi, Huang, Yuan ORCID: and Macbeth, Douglas 2018. Performance measurement of cross-culture supply chain partnership: a case study in the Chinese automotive industry. International Journal of Production Research 56 (7) , pp. 2437-2451. 10.1080/00207543.2017.1377357

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This study explores a performance measurement system for a dynamic supply chain partnership in a cross-cultural context. An initial framework is constructed by reviewing the existing literature, followed by an in-depth case study in the Chinese automotive industry, where the framework is refined to address the multi-cultural setting. A performance measurement, system which includes the relationship strategy and operational measurement criteria for a supply chain partnership, has been developed. The relationship strategy contains elements of strategy orientation, management style, interdependence, mutual organisational characteristics and common goals. The operational measurement criteria consist of commitment, trust, communication behaviour, information sharing, participation decision, quality, production performance, delivery, cost, supplier strength, attitude, compromise and loyalty. The last three operational measurement criteria are found to be particularly relevant to the cross-cultural feature. While existing studies tend to focus on either specific measures or individual organisations, this paper for the first time proposes a comprehensive framework to measure the performance of supply chain partnerships. The cross-cultural perspective provides a further unique view on how a performance measurement system can be responsive to the dynamics in practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0020-7543
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 October 2017
Date of Acceptance: 30 August 2017
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:36

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