Barriers of Supply Chain Management Practices in Manufacturing Companies in Republic of Yemen: Pre-War Perspective

Hussein Mohammed Abu Al-Rejal, Jamal D. Abu Doleh, Loay Mohammed Salhieh, Zulkifli Mohamed Udin, Shahimi Mohtar


Supply chain management (SCM) is a backbone of manufacturing firms, it enable them to manage all tasks throughout business process. Therefore, investigating the barriers for supply chain management has become significant to assist them for better practicing for SCM. However, the main aim of this paper is to describe the current technology, relationship, and alignment barriers within manufacturing companies in Yemen. A quantitative method was adopted using a questionnaire and a sample of 65 Yemenis respondents who belong to the medium management level of the manufacturing companies in Yemen. Data was analyzed using the SPSS Generally, the findings revealed that Suppliers’ and customer geographical distance from own facilities represent the most barriers to manufacturing companies in adopting SCM in Yemen. Discussions of the findings, implication and limitation of the study were also included.


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