Supply Chain Management Practices as a Mediator of the Relationship between Operations Capability and Firm Performance

Chinchun Hsu
K. C. Tan
V. R. Kannan, Utah State University
G. K. Leong


The current study uses mediated regression analysis and structural equation modelling to test the proposition that supply chain management practices mediate the relationship between operations capability and firm performance. Operations capability is defined in terms of a firm's new product design and development, total quality management and just-in-time capabilities. Results support the research model and also suggest the existence of a direct relationship between operations capability and performance.