The Impact of Strategic supplier partnership on Low-cost advantage in the Syrian Food Products Sector

Authors

  • Wael Alasfar PhD. Student, Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary

Keywords:

Strategic supplier partnership, Supply chain management (SCM), Low-cost advantage, Competitive Advantage, Syrian Food Products Sector

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of strategic supplier partnership on low-cost advantage in the Syrian Food Products Sector. In addition, it aims to assessing the level of awareness and understanding the concepts of supply chain management and competitive advantage in the Syrian context. The research methodology involved the adoption of a survey as a research strategy and quantitative approach, utilized a self-administered questionnaire, to arrive at the major findings of the study. The type of research is a single cross-sectional design in which the collection of data from the respondents was carried out only once. Data was analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS).   The paper revealed that there is an impact of strategic supplier partnership on low-cost advantage in the Syrian Food Products Sector. It also revealed that there is a high level of awareness among the respondents about the concepts of supply chain management and competitive advantage. As far as the researcher is aware, this paper is the first to investigate the impact of strategic supplier partnership on low-cost advantage in the Syrian food products sector; thus its finding will be an original contribution to the field of supply chain management and competitive advantage. In addition, as there has been a shortage of research in the field of supply chain management, generally in the Middle East countries, the researcher hopes that this paper will establish a foundation for further research in the region.

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Published

2022-07-18

How to Cite

Alasfar, W. (2022). The Impact of Strategic supplier partnership on Low-cost advantage in the Syrian Food Products Sector. Eximia, 5(1), 1–13. Retrieved from https://eximiajournal.com/index.php/eximia/article/view/125