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Implications Of Human Resource Variables On Supply Chain Performance And Competitiveness
Amit Kumar Marwah, Sheelam Jain, Girish Thakar
Pages - 11 - 21     |    Revised - 20-01-2014     |    Published - 11-02-2014
Volume - 8   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - January / February 2014  Table of Contents
SCM, Performance Measurement, HR Variables, OCB, Automotive Industry.
This paper proposes a conceptual model indicating the effect of Human Resource (HR) variables on supply chain (SC) performance and to suggest best approach suited for Indian manufacturing organizations, in general, and automotive industries, in particular. This study is a part of a larger research project exploring SC related practices. The methodology of critical evaluation involved literature review of empirical research articles on performance measurement, SCM and HR practices. A critical analysis is carried out so as to identify research gaps in content of effect of HR on performance measurement of supply chains, as well as to propose directions for future research. A conceptual model is also proposed. Critical investigation of selected articles led to an idea that there can be significant effect of the role of human involvement on overall SC Performance. It is to be seen that how various parameters, taken from the literature review, affect SC performance and ultimately contributing to its competitiveness. The study is limited to supply chains of the automotive industries and their ancillaries located in Malwa region of M.P., India. Further research can be carried out by using data of various supply chains located in other parts of India to generalize the research. Also, other sectors and industries can be included.
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Mr. Amit Kumar Marwah
Associate Professor Sheelam Jain
Dr. Girish Thakar