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The Influence of Big Data Analytics Management Capabilities on Supply Chain Preparedness, Alertness and Agility: An Empirical Investigation

Publisher : Information Technology and People (ABDC - A Category)

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Business

Year : 2019

Abstract : PurposeThe importance of big data analytics (BDA) on the development of supply chain (SC) resilience is not clearly understood. To address this, the purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of BDA management capabilities, namely, BDA planning, BDA investment decision making, BDA coordination and BDA control on SC resilience dimensions, namely, SC preparedness, SC alertness and SC agility.Design/methodology/approachThe study relied on perceptual measures to test the proposed associations. Using extant measures, the scales for all the constructs were contextualized based on expert feedback. Using online survey, 249 complete responses were collected and were analyzed using partial least squares in SmartPLS 2.0.M3. The study targeted professionals with sufficient experience in analytics in different industry sectors for survey participation.FindingsResults indicate BDA planning, BDA coordination and BDA control are critical enablers of SC preparedness, SC alertness and SC agility. BDA investment decision making did not have any prominent influence on any of the SC resilience dimensions.Originality/valueThe study is important as it addresses the contribution of BDA capabilities on the development of SC resilience, an important gap in the extant literature.

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