This paper employees structural equation modeling to analyze the effects of information system development and supply chain management on manufacturing objective and organizational performance. Survey data of middle managers from Taiwan s computer and electronics industries was used to test the relationships between the constructs in the model. In general, the survey results supported the proposed structural equation model. It is observed that information system development facilitates supply chain management practice and manufacturing objective attainment. In addition, there are significant relationships between supply chain management and manufacturing objective, as well as between manufacturing objective and organizational performance. However, the impacts of information system development and supply chain management on organizational performance were not supported by the data. The study concludes that information system development and supply chain management does not lead to better organizational performance directly. Introducing supply chain management through information system development helps to achieve manufacturing objective, and finally improves organizational performance.
Lin, Chinho; Tan, Bertram; and Chang, Shofang
"A Structural Equation Model of Information Systems Development and Supply Chain Management,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol11/iss2/4