This paper explores the role that several supply chain dimensions play in achieving overall firm performance. Measures suggested in prior studies were factor analyzed for convergent and discriminant validity and then used in a regression model. This study uses data from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) member firms, with top level supply chain managers as informants. The results suggest that of the three dimensions tested, two are significant contributors to firm profitability, including customer service and business process usage. Relationship confidence was not found to significantly impact overall firm performance.
Johnson, Carol J., Sokhnich, Lidiya & Ng, Charles. (2006). Working toward a seamless supply chain: an exploratory analysis of the impact of supply chain on company performance. Journal of Transportation Management, 17(1), 61-68. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1143850020