Monday , July 16 2018

The Influence of Information Sharing in the Supply Chain Process
on Business Performance: An Empirical Study

Bayram TOPAL1, Hasan SAHIN2*
1 Sakarya University, Sakarya University Esentepe Campus,
54187, Serdivan / Sakarya, Turkey
btopal@sakarya.edu.tr
2 Dumlupinar University, Simav Vocational School Dr. Naci Eren Campus,
43500, Simav/ Kutahya, Turkey
hasan.sahin@dpu.edu.tr (*Corresponding author)

ABSTRACT: Supply chain management has become one of the focal points of competition nowadays. The importance of information sharing in supply chain management is also increasing in terms of business performance improvement. In this study, five different models were developed to investigate the effect of information sharing in the supply chain process of businesses on cost, flexibility, response, delivery and financial performance. The relationships among these models are examined by means of a structural equation model (SEM). This paper is focused on supply chain process, supply chain flexibility, environmental uncertainties and information sharing latent structures whose cumulative effects on the determined performance indicators have been examined. The survey data obtained from the companies within the scope of the ISO (Istanbul Chamber of Industry) 1000 were used in the analyses conducted, whose results proved that all the suggested models were adequate in terms of validity and reliability. Furthermore, it was determined in all models that environmental uncertainties affect the supply chain process, while supply chain flexibility affects the supply chain process and information sharing.

KEYWORDS: Business Performance, Supply chain, Structural Equation Model.

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CITE THIS PAPER AS:
Bayram TOPAL, Hasan SAHIN*, The Influence of Information Sharing in the Supply Chain Process on Business Performance: An Empirical Study, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 27(2), pp. 201-212, 2018.

https://doi.org/10.24846/v27i2y201808