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Factor Analysis of Supply Chain Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and Business Performance: Case of Small Medium Industry in West Sulawesi
Maat Pono, Syamsu Alam, Armayah, Musran Munizu

Faculty of Economics and Business, Hasanuddin University
Perintis Kemerdekaan Street, KM.10, Tamalanrea, Makassar - Indonesia 90245


Abstract - Small and medium industries have a strategic role in the national economy, especially in the absorption of labor, distribution of development outcomes, and poverty reduction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the important factors that shaping concepts of supply chain strategy, competitive advantage, and company performance. The population of this study includes all Small and Medium Industries in Mamuju Regency, Majene Regency, and Polman Regency. While, the number of samples was 210 business units. Respondents of this study were managers or business owners of Small and Medium Industries. This study used both descriptive analysis and confirmatory factor analysis as method of analyses. Furthermore, data were analyzed by using IBM AMOS 22 software. The results showed that external and internal integration were important factors that affected supply chain strategies variable. Then, quality, and speed of delivery were important factors that affected competitive advantage variable. In addition, the results of this study found that growth of profit and sales were important factors that influenced business performance variable.

Keywords: Supply chain strategy, Competitive advantage, Business performance, Small and medium industries

Topic: Agriculture system


Conference: The 2nd International Conference on Global Issue for Infrastructure, Environment, and Socio-Economic Development (GIESED 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Maat Pono)

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