The contingency effects of environmental uncertainty on the relationship between supply chain integration and operational performance


Speaker:Dr. Chee Yew Wong, Leeds University Business School
Date: Thursday 3 November 2016
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Building One Pearson Teaching Room

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Dr. Chee Yew Wong ( Professor of Supply Chain Management Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds Chee will present a paper he published in Journal of Operations Management. The paper is one of the top 25 highly cited articles of the journal. It received a runner-up of the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award at the 2016 AOM conference. The paper is co-authored by Dr. Sakun Boon-itt (Thammasat Business School) and Dr. Christina W.Y. Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University). This paper extends prior supply chain research by building and empirically testing a theoretical model of the contingency effects of environmental uncertainty (EU) on the relationships between three dimensions of supply chain integration and four dimensions of operational performance. Based on the contingency and organizational information processing theories, we argue that under a high EU, the associations between supplier/customer integration, and delivery and flexibility performance, and those between internal integration, and product quality and production cost, will be strengthened. These theoretical propositions are largely confirmed by multi-group and structural path analyses of survey responses collected from 151 of Thailand's automotive manufacturing plants. This paper contributes to operations management contingency research and provides theory-driven and empirically proven explanations for managers to differentiate the effects of internal and external integration efforts under different environmental conditions. Keywords: Environmental uncertainty; Contingency; Supply chain integration; Operational performance Professor Chee Yew Wong: a short bio Dr. Chee Yew Wong is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School, UK. He is the director for the Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR) within the Management Division of Leeds University Business School (LUBS). He chairs the University of Leeds Supply Chain Council, which is networking forum for supply chain researchers and professions to create and share knowledge. He holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management (Aalborg University, Denmark), MSc in Manufacturing Management (Linköping University, Sweden), and a first-class Bachelor (honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Technology Malaysia). Previously, he was a Professor of Logistics at the University of Hull Business School (HUBS) and a Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management (CSOM). Chee’s main research areas include Green Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Integration, Collaboration and Coordination, Resilience and Supply Chain Risk, Outsourcing, and Global Supply Chain Management. He has secured research funding from ESRC, Innovate UK, HEFCE, CILT, Universities, and various companies. Chee has published more than 100 publications in the forms of journal articles, research reports, book, edited book chapters, edited special issues, conference papers, and reports. His work appears in high quality journals e.g., JOM, JSCM, IJPE, SCMIJ, IJPDLM, PPC, IJLM, etc. His 2005 paper in SCMIJ received the Emerald Outstanding Paper Award in 2006. His 2011 JOM paper is one of the top 25 highly cited articles of the journal, and it received a runner-up of the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award at the 2016 AOM conference. he co-authored a book called “Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management” (Kogan Page).