SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND ITS INFLUENTIAL FACTORS: CROSS NATIONAL COMPARISON BETWEEN JAPAN AND CHINA

  • Jingjing Gong Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Tomohiro Ogasawara Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Sadami Suzuki Tokyo Institute of Technology
Keywords: SCM Logistics Scorecard (LSC), Supply Chain Performance Measurement, Factor Analysis

Abstract

This research paper is intended to investigate the supply chain operational performance and its potential factors that constitute an efficient supply chain operational performance in Japan and China. In order to perform this, the SCM logistics scorecard (LSC) has been utilized as a self-evaluation tool for participating companies. The LSC focuses on four decisive areas, namely, company strategy, planning and execution capability, logistics performance, and IT method and implementation. The number of participating companies was 554 from Japan and 236 from China. The scores in each assessment area were compared between the two countries. Subsequently, factor analysis has been conducted by using the result of LSC in order to identify the significant factors which established the operational performance of SCM in each country. The result of the factor analysis indicated that the structure in generating successful SCM in Japanese industry and the Chinese were considered similar in the aspect of SCM realization, SCM strategy and the utilization of IT along the chain. Finally, the correlation between extracted factors and financial bottom lines was conducted, which indicated that improving SCM performance brought positive impact on financial outcome, especially when IT utilization in cooperation with SCM organization strategy.

Author Biographies

Jingjing Gong, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jingjing Gong received her Master degree in Jilin University, China (2009). She is a research student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan from 2010. She will continue to conduct researches at the doctorial course in the same department from this October. Her research interest is in Operations Management, mainly concerned with Supply Chain Management, New Product Development
Tomohiro Ogasawara, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tomohiro Ogasawara received his B.Eng. in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (2010). He is a master course student there and conducts research to obtain his Master degree. His research interest is in Operations Management, mainly concerned with Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering.

Sadami Suzuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Sadami Suzuki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng and D.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998, 2000, 2007 respectively. His research are focuses in Production and Operations Management, mainly concerned with Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Theory of Constraints.
Published
2011-11-09
How to Cite
Gong, J., Ogasawara, T., & Suzuki, S. (2011). SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND ITS INFLUENTIAL FACTORS: CROSS NATIONAL COMPARISON BETWEEN JAPAN AND CHINA. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 8, 67-87. Retrieved from https://bjopm.emnuvens.com.br/bjopm/article/view/V8N2A4
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