Identification of Threats in the Supply Chain of a Production Process

Anna E. Wolnowska, Lech Kasyk
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 2B, 568-587, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2252


Purpose: Economic growth, along with aggressive competition, directly influences the functioning of supply chains and equally shapes all internal and external threats. This publication aims to present the identification process and analyse the significance of threats in supply chains at the stage of the production process of structural elements. Design/Methodology/Approach: An appropriate questionnaire and checklist have been developed to determine the frequency of threats. The analysis of measurement scale reliability was performed using the α-Cronbach coefficient and Guttman split-half method. Finally, the research results were analysed using the proprietary ranking method based on the adopted measurement scale. Findings: The empirical results indicate that the survey conducted using the adopted questionnaire and the checklist allows for identifying threats in the supply chains occurring in the manufacturing process. In contrast, the frequencies of threat occurrence determined using a survey questionnaire allow for appropriate ranking. Practical Implications: The study should be treated as a pilot for a group of medium-sized manufacturing companies implementing a sustainable development policy. Originality/Value: Threat assessment in production processes and supply chains can have a practical impact on shaping enterprises' policy of sustainable development.

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