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Antecedents and enablers of supply chain agility and its effect on performance: A dynamic capabilities perspective

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>28/02/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Production Research
Issue number4
Number of pages24
Pages (from-to)1295-1318
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date30/11/12
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper investigates the fundamental building blocks of supply chain agility, which are conceptualised as supply- and demand-side competence. While the former refers to production and supply management related activities, the latter refers to distribution and demand management related activities. The model further assesses the influence of supply chain agility on operational performance, as well as its mediating role in the relationship between supply- and demand-side competence and performance. Within this framework, process compliance, i.e. how well supply chain management processes are internally executed by the firm's employees, is viewed as an enabler (moderator) on the relationship between supply chain competencies and supply chain agility. Theoretical substantiation is provided by the resource-based view of the firm augmented with the dynamic capabilities perspective. The model is tested with data from 121 supply chain management professionals. Implications for both academic theory development and supply chain and production management practice are provided.