Developing a Model for Evaluating and Prioritizing Effective Factors on Mobile Supply Chain Management Diffusion

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Department of Management, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Masters Student, Department of Management, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


Managers should pay more attention to flexible production systems in order to cope with the challenges posed by factors such as global competition, changing customer demands, increasing market penetration, and rapid technological growth. On the other hand, the development of information and communication technology (ICT) provides significant opportunities for a more effective supply chain management including mobile supply chains. This research is aimed at identifying and prioritizing the factors affecting the diffusion of mobile supply chain management systems in dairy industries. To do this, the effective factors and key performance variables were identified through the reviewing associated literature followed by utilizing the Interpretative Ranking Process (IRP). The Prioritization of the factors was conducted with respect to the performance variables. Applying this method provides the ability to prioritize indicators with respect to variables that are very influential in business based on experts' opinions. The results of this study indicate that having appropriate knowledge, compatibility with existing infrastructure, Privacy of data stored and company revenue have the highest rank in this prioritization.


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