Development of Scale to Measure Supplier Selection, Supply Effort Management and Organizational Performance

D. M. Sezhiyan1 and T. Nambirajan2

1Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli - 620015, Tamilnadu, India
2Department of Management Studies, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605014, India
1E-mail: sezhiyan@nitt.edu, 2E-mail: nambi.dms@pondiuni.edu.in   

Abstract

Many business organizations attempt several efforts to managing their supply chain. Such effort to manage the supply chain paves the way for effective and positive impact on various practices of supplier selection and that enhances the organizational performance. The foremost initiative of this research paper is to empirically probe the various aspects and variables that have been already addressed in the previous literatures related to supplier selection, supply effort management and organizational performance. Further, this research delves to develop a measurement framework and pragmatically prove the framework through the measurement model. Preliminarily a factor structure for various constructs is made and the initial validity is determined from practicing managers and academicians. This research employs survey method and the data is collected from 358 supply chain professionals in India from manufacturing organisation.  A measurement model is developed and proved with various tests of reliability and validity. The paper provides various constructs related to supplier selection, supply effort management and business performance. Finally the scale or instrument was developed.

Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Supplier Selection, Organizational Performance Measurement Model, Confirmatory Factor Analysis