Strategy and Factors Affecting the Supply Chain of Manufacturing Industries in Saudi Arabia

Syed Ali, Syed Rizwan Ali

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Supply chain management is becoming very important in the agile manufacturing industries of nowadays. It is imperative to study the strategy and factors affecting the integration of supply chain management in
company’s operating divisions. Forecasting and quality functions should be integrated in supply chains. It is assumed that SCM can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of company’s transformation process. Hence it is important for companies in Saudi Arabia to follow this trend and began implementing SCM to squeeze the excessive fat out of their operations. The paper will start by general introduction with an overview about supply chain management. Then, it will
summarize the theoretical background for strategy. In next section method and research methodology will be discussed with analysis of results. Finally, the paper will close with a conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-77
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Business and Management
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • supply chain management
  • strategy
  • factors
  • manufacturing industries
  • lean and agile supply chains


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