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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  6   Issue 11  2017  
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Article Abstract
The Effects of Supply Chain Strategies on Supply Chain Performance of Malaysian Manufacturing Companies with Moderation of Six Sigma and Lean Production
Keywords:  Supply chain performance, supply chain strategies, lean production, and Six Sigma
Ahmad jafarnejad , Amir Samar Rokhi , Amir Kargar Soltan Abad , Sam Khoury and Kouroush Jenab
Since researchers and practitioners alike have focused on the importance of superior supply chain performance, this study examined which supply chain strategies are more likely to enable manufacturers achieve superior supply chain performance, and whether lean production and Six Sigma can play a moderating role and leverage the effects of mentioned strategies on supply chain performance. This research is a descriptive exploratory project in which primary data was collected from 80 Malaysian manufacturing companies. Data were analyzed by applying bivariate correlation and multiple regressions and indicated that two strategies (many suppliers and few suppliers) can have positive and strong effects on achieving superior supply chain performance, but vertical integration strategy. In addition, outputs show that lean and Six Sigma can be considered as a strong moderator just for improving the impact of vertical integration on superior supply chain performance.
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