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Supply Chain Collaboration and Responsiveness: A Comparison between Thai Automotive and Electronics Industries

Discussion Papers


March 2013


This paper examines factors that promote firms to develop supply chain collaborations (SCC) with their partners and relationships between SCC and supply chain operational performances (SCOP), using a questionnaire survey on Thai automotive and electronics industries in 2012. This paper also carries out a comparative study on these questions between the electronics and automotive industries. Two-stage least squares (2SLS) regressions verifY that supplier evaluation and audit is a foundation for firms to share information and synchronize decision makings with their partners, and that such SCC are significantly related to SCOP indictors such as on-time delivery, fast procurement, and flexibility to customer need irrespective of industry type. On the other hand, competitive pressure motivates only electronics firms to develop sec in order to be more innovative.

Keywords: supply chain, information sharing, decision synchronization, responsiveness, automotive, electronics, Thailand
JEL classification: D22, L23, L62, L63, 031, 053

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