Supply Chain Practices and Its Role on Competitive Advantage and Business Performance Improvement in Ready Mix Concrete Companies in Jordan

Kamel Al-hawajreh

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate the impact of supply chain practices (strategic supplier partnership,
customer relations, level of information sharing, and level of quality of the information))on competitive
advantage and business performance in the ready-mix concrete companies in Jordan. In order to achieve
the objectives of the study, the researcher designed a questionnaire consisting of (45) statements to gather
the primary information from study sample which consisted (121) individuals. The researcher used many
statistical methods to achieve study objectives, such as multiple regression and path analysis through using
Amos program. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and Amos programs was used to
analyze and examine the hypotheses. The main conclusions of the study were:
1. There is significant impact to supply chain practices on competitive advantage (R2=45%) at level (0.05)
in Ready Mix Concrete Companies in Jordan.
2. There is significant impact to supply chain practices on business performance (R2=39%) at level (0.05)
in Ready Mix Concrete Companies in Jordan.
3. There is significant impact to competitive advantage on business performance (R2=49%) at level (0.05)
in Ready Mix Concrete Companies in Jordan.
4. There is significant impact to supply chain practices on business performance within competitive
advantage as a mediator variable (R2=32%) at level (0.05) in Ready Mix Concrete Companies in
Jordan.
Based on the results of the study, the researcher recommended: The need to strengthen relations with suppliers
through their involvement in the strategic plans and intensify mutual information, and find new ways to enhance
the supply chain practices in order to achieve higher performance and a high competitive advantage.

Keywords


Supply Chain Practices; Competitive Advantage; Business Performance; Jordanian Ready Mix Concrete Jordanian Companies.

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