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An investigation into factors affecting Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) in Dairy industry of Dousheh Haraz in Amol

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Islamic Azad University, Firoozkooh Branch, Industrial Management Department, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 16-20, September,2 (2015)


The dairy industries as one of the commodities with the highest consumption have always been considered. The debate on the final cost of the dairies in the current condition is constantly a challenge to the government and dairy industries. Therefore, dairy companies especially the company under the present paper’s study should pay attention to the significance of supply chain and take actions to provide a PSCM. The present paper intends to investigate factors that affect PSCM in the form of a case study. The present paper reviews literature of the PSCM and its position in dairy companies, conceptualize agility in the supply chain of dairy company of Dousheh Haraz in Amol, and determine components and indices of chain agility assessment via statistical methods and correlation test. The statistical population of the research consists of all experts of the company located in Dousheh Haraz of Amol. The statistical population equals 36 people, and its statistical sample equals 30 people. Swafford model is used and a questionnaire consisting of 22 design questions is used to collect data. The five-point Likert scale is applied in the questionnaire. The reliability of the whole questionnaire was obtained from Cronbach’s alpha formula equal to 0.78. The results indicate a correlation between distribution management and PSCM; moreover, there is a correlation between production and supply management and PSCM.


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