Supply Chain Performance Indicators for Australian Beef Industry: An Empirical Analysis

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ANZAM
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference: Managing Our Intellectual and Social Capital, 2007, pp. 1 - 14
Issue Date:
2007-01
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Abstract: This research presents and analyses supply chain performance indicators for Australian beef producers, processors and retailers/wholesalers based on an empirical approach. The survey results showed that: 1. for producers, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by the supply chain performance components food quality, flexibility and responsiveness 2. for processors, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by the supply chain performance components food quality and responsiveness 3. at the retail/wholesale level, competitive advantage was significantly influenced by food quality, flexibility, responsiveness and efficiency 4. a significant problem affecting the overall performance of the Australian beef supply chain was unskilled and inexperienced staff. Various statistical tests confirmed the validity and reliability of the results. Keywords: supply chain performance indicators, food quality, flexibility, responsiveness, efficiency.
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