Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Doral Sandlin, PhD.
Despite the recognized importance of cross-functional integration in support of supply chain management by scholars and practitioners, integration remains an elusive goal in today's competitive market. Specifically, scholars have identified three environmental factors as potential barriers to interdepartmental integration. A review of the literature indicates that very little research has examined potential environmental barriers to the integration between logistics and other functions. This paper is an exploratory study that seeks to fill this gap by using secondary data collected from over 1,500 mid-level managers and a structural equations model to test which environmental factors could be potential barriers.
DTIC Accession Number
Alzaben, Mohammed I., "The Impact of Environmental Factors on Internal Integration in Support of Supply Chain Management" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 1485.