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Supply chain management in SMEs – Polish and Romanian approach

Vol. 11, No 4, 2018

Sebastian Kot,

 

WSB University, 

Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

North-West University, 

Vaal Triangle, South Africa

E-mail: sebacat@poczta.wp.pl

Supply chain management in SMEs – Polish and Romanian approach

 

Ioana Raluca Goldbach,

 

Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Academy,

Sibiu, Romania, 

E-mail: ioanagoldbach@yahoo.com


Beata Ślusarczyk,

 

Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa, Poland

North-West University, Vaal Triangle, South Africa

E-mail: beata.slusarczyk@wz.pcz.pl


 


 


 

Abstract. The concept of supply chain management is a ubiquitous subject in both theoretical and practical analyses. Studies on the implementation of Supply Chain Management by Small and Medium Enterprises are relatively rare and their scope is limited to selected aspects. Hence, the aim of this article is to analyze the implementation of Supply Chain Management concept by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The research sample consists of Small and Medium Enterprises of Poland and Romania. The research tool was a survey questionnaire, which was divided into the part identifying the respondents and the substantive part concerning Supply Chain Management (SCM). Likert's five-level scale was used to evaluate the SCM concept application in small and medium entities, which measured the average level of the evaluation of factors in various SCM areas. The results of the study show similar involvement in the implementation of the concept, although there are significant differences in the selected areas, such as cost reduction and concentration on end customers. The research carried out in this paper has evaluated the SCM concept in SMEs measuring the average level in an evaluation of factors concerning different SCM areas. They are identified on the basis similarities and differences in the approach to SCM concept in Polish and Romanian enterprises.

 

Received: May, 2018

1st Revision: June, 2018

Accepted: October, 2018

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-4/9

JEL ClassificationD85, L14

Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Small and Medium Enterprises, Poland, Romania, Survey