Defining and operationalizing supply chain process integration

Haozhe Chen, Patricia J. Daugherty, Anthony S. Roath

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Integration has been recognized as critical to successful supply chain management. However, an extensive literature review revealed no consensus in its conceptualization. The current study attempts to address this research gap by providing a better definition and operationalization of supply chain process integration. With empirical support, it is proposed that internal and external supply chain process integration should be treated as two separate constructs, each comprised of two dimensions: connectivity and simplification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-84
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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