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Information Technology and Global Supply Chain Management


 

The dynamic business environment today has continued to force business to rise beyond their localized business environment and go global, instigated by the fast-evolving Information Technology (IT) platforms. The study was conducted to examine the impact of the relationship between Information Technology and Global Supply Chain Management. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. With a population size of 190, the Taro Yammeh formula was used to determine a sample size of 150. The coefficient of determination was employed to test the reliability of the test instrument and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient statistical tool was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that Information Technology have a significant impact on global Supply Chain Management with a correlation coefficient of -. 503 and p-value of .309. The researcher concluded the study conclude that IT is the major driver of GSCM, hence IT has remained crucial to the performance of GSCM and global businesses has been fueled and enabled by IT which has redefined all aspects of business today, hence enhances inter-organizational relationships.


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Global supply chain management, supply chain, information technology, ERP, SC drivers
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The dynamic business environment today has continued to force business to rise beyond their localized business environment and go global, instigated by the fast-evolving Information Technology (IT) platforms. The study was conducted to examine the impact of the relationship between Information Technology and Global Supply Chain Management. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. With a population size of 190, the Taro Yammeh formula was used to determine a sample size of 150. The coefficient of determination was employed to test the reliability of the test instrument and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient statistical tool was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that Information Technology have a significant impact on global Supply Chain Management with a correlation coefficient of -. 503 and p-value of .309. The researcher concluded the study conclude that IT is the major driver of GSCM, hence IT has remained crucial to the performance of GSCM and global businesses has been fueled and enabled by IT which has redefined all aspects of business today, hence enhances inter-organizational relationships.


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Global supply chain management, supply chain, information technology, ERP, SC drivers