Factors for improving the supply chain management performance: A survey of chinese toy makers

Hong Bo Shi, Wei Na Zou, Sanchoy Das

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the ongoing discussion about the supply chain management (SCM) of Chinese toy makers by conducting a survey among 148 respondents from the industry. The questionnaire includes 24 questions that belong to six sections, which are design and buying, materials procurement, production operations, product distribution, quality control, list of tools (technology). Through analyzing the feedback data from 36 respondents, this study reveals the update circumstances of Chinese toy industry regarding SCM. Notably, on the one hand, most toy makers (about 90%) suggest that they value quality control, which is essential for global competition. On the other hand, less toy makers prefer to adopt advanced SCM tools; this may hinder their competitiveness in the long run. To conclude, both constructive and practical suggestions are given to the toy makers for improving their SCM performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 3rd International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2012
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages301-312
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642330117
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2012 3rd International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 10 2012Aug 11 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2012 3rd International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2012

Other

Other2012 3rd International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/10/128/11/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Procurement
  • Quality control
  • Supply chain management
  • Survey
  • Toy makers

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