Exploring the Moderating Role of Lean Production on Supplier Performance: An Empirical Study of Turkish Automotive Part Suppliers

İbrahim S Karakadılar, Ben J Hicks

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of strategic partnership, information technology and lean production techniques on the operational performance of Turkish automotive part suppliers by conducting a Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) path analysis. Survey data was gathered from 207 automotive part suppliers in Turkey. It was observed that internal lean production techniques implementation level and information technology tools had a positive effect on a supplier’s operational performance, whereas no significant statistical relationship was found between strategic partnership and operational performance, except for the condition where the moderating effect of internal lean production techniques was involved. Consequently, this research verifies the importance and benefits of implementing lean production techniques for supplier firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-97
Number of pages25
JournalBogazici Journal: Review of Social, Economic & Administrative Studies
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • lean production
  • supply chain integration
  • SPSS-AMOS.

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