Authors: T. Muangpan, M. Chaowarat and J. Neamvonk
The purpose of this paper is to test and verify the conceptual framework for developing a primary model of Performance for Sustainable Supply Chain Management (P-SSCM) in the Thai cement industry. The study is survey research that utilizes data from main suppliers, manufacturers and customers who respond to operational planning on Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Sustainable Development (SD) in Thai cement industry. This analysis tests hypotheses using Structural Equation Model (SEM) with Partial Least Squares (PLS) method. The finding is a P-SSCM model which presents the relationship of En-SCM Performance, So-SCM Performance, Ec-SCM Performance and P-SSCM dimensions. Furthermore, this paper displays main indicators, dimensions, and introductory detail in management towards supply chain sustainability. The limitation of this research is small sample size as there are few members in SCM and SD for operational planning. The main contribution of this paper is to integrate the SCM and SD which offer a first practice. Also, the understanding of P-SSCM management can be expressed using the hierarchical reflective construct and structural model.
Keywords: Performance of Sustainable Supply Chain Management (P-SSCM), Structural Equation Model (SEM), Partial Least Squares (PLS), Thai cement industry