Barriers to public supply chain management strategy implementation: an exploratory diagnosis

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/ppm.14(3-1).2016.12
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    Volume 14 2016, Issue #3 (cont. 1), pp. 256-265
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This paper investigated barriers to the implementation of public supply chain management strategy in the South African public sector. The public sector in South Africa faces serious supply chain management challenges that are detrimental to the effectiveness and efficiency of public sector operations. A structured questionnaire was administered to a sample of 309 public supply management professionals based in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 23.0). The Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) using the Principal Components Analysis (CPA) technique was applied to identify the intended barriers. Seven factors which are the barriers to supply chain management strategy implementation; namely, management practices, human resource capabilities, customer service, external orientation, internal communication, innovation and employee motivation were extracted. Management practices emerged as the most influential barrier after the application of the mean score ranking technique.

Keywords: public supply chain management, management practices, human resource capabilities, customer service, external orientation, internal communication, innovation and employee motivation.
JEL Classification: H57

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