Enhancing supply chain practices through human resource management

Enhancing supply chain practices through human resource management This study examines the critical impact of human resource factors on the competitive advantage of supply chain management (SCM) practices. The human resource management (HRM) literature suggests that there are effects of HRM factors on SCM success, but neglects the relative importance among various factors regarding organizational performance. Survey responses from executives in 358 of the largest US manufacturing and service corporations are analyzed to test the relationships among selected HRM factors and SCM practice success. The results suggest an interactive role of managerial and employee support to enhance the effectiveness of employee training and to mitigate the adverse effect of implementation barriers on the success of SCM practices. The corresponding implications for managerial practice are also discussed in terms of the use of HRM program implementation to create a sustainable competitive advantage even when competitors adopt similar SCM “best practices”. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

Enhancing supply chain practices through human resource management

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0262-1711
DOI
10.1108/02621710310454842
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Abstract

This study examines the critical impact of human resource factors on the competitive advantage of supply chain management (SCM) practices. The human resource management (HRM) literature suggests that there are effects of HRM factors on SCM success, but neglects the relative importance among various factors regarding organizational performance. Survey responses from executives in 358 of the largest US manufacturing and service corporations are analyzed to test the relationships among selected HRM factors and SCM practice success. The results suggest an interactive role of managerial and employee support to enhance the effectiveness of employee training and to mitigate the adverse effect of implementation barriers on the success of SCM practices. The corresponding implications for managerial practice are also discussed in terms of the use of HRM program implementation to create a sustainable competitive advantage even when competitors adopt similar SCM “best practices”.

Journal

Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 2003

Keywords: Supply‐chain management; Training; Best practice; Competitive advantage

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