Document Type : Research Paper

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1 B.S. Student of Industrial Engineering, University of Guilan, Raht, Guilan, Iran

2 Department of Industrial management, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

3 PhD Student of Industrial Management, Department of Management, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

An important issue for suppliers, producers, and retailers who want to compete in a competitive environment is continuous performance improvement in a dynamic supply chain. Literature review on supply chain puts more emphasis on quantitative factors than other factors. In this research, we focus on quantitative factors which affect competitive advantages creation and investigation. Our goal is to examine the qualitative factors which affect the supply chain management (e.g. supply chain uncertainty, plant location, and manufacturing practices) based on performance evaluation models and at last we give some solutions to improve the performance. Questionnaire was used to collect data and regression statistical method to examine the research hypothesis. According to the results, plant location, supply chain uncertainty and manufacturing practices factors influenced petrochemical industry supply chain performance.

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