Exploring the Emerging Trends and Issues in Supply Chain Management: A Case of Pakistan

1Mubashar Hussain, Ahmad Bin Jusoh and Syed Afraz Gillani

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Abstract:

With the increasing speed of globalization and international business expansion, it is evident that the resources in this world are needed to be used in an efficient and effective manner. This highlights the importance of efficient supply chains in developing nations specifically. The particular context of Pakistan will be the focus of this paper discussion. The research used a qualitative thematic analysis to explore the concept of SCM by taking 10 semi-structured interviews form supply chain professionals selected by purposive sampling. Five main themes emerged after the interview analysis i.e. definition and concept of supply chain management (SCM) issues of SCM, current successful strategies, further successful strategies, ingredients for further betterment of SCM. This paper offers insights for the industry practitioners and organizational managers with a deeper understanding of the dynamics attached with the use and achievement of SCM.

Keywords:

Supply Chain Management, Qualitative Research, SCM Issues, SCM Successful Strategies, Important Ingredients of SCM, Important Framework, Pakistan.

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages1738-1754