Supply Chain Management in New Zealand

Dear Sir/Madam

 

 

You are invited to participate in a research project being conducted by Crown research institute Scion.  You have been approached as a practitioner who has experience and knowledge in the New Zealand business. We believe your experience and knowledge can certainly help us to solve the problems in the industry. Please answer all questions. 

 

The survey consists of questions related to your experience and knowledge of your organisation. There is no right or wrong answers. Your responses will be strictly confidential. The data collected through the survey will be analysed and the results may appear in publications. The results will be reported in a manner that does not enable you and your organisation to be identified; thus your anonymity will be protected.

 

There are no apparent or hidden risks of participating in this research. Your participation in this research is totally voluntary and you may withdraw from this study at any time.

 

Participating in the survey provides a valuable opportunity for you to express your views on Supply Chain Management in New Zealand  

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this research, kindly contact: Dr Michael Wang

 

Scion
Email: Michael.Wang@scionresearch.com

Phone: +64 7 343 5368 

 

Thanks for your time. We very much appreciate your support on this.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Wang

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* 1. Position

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* 2. Working years in your company

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* 3. The total number of employees in your company

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* 4. The location of your company

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* 5. The industry type of your company



While answering the questions in the following sections, please choose the major supplier of your company as the responding target. 

To what extent do you agree with following statements as they related to your firm? (1=strongly disagree,7=strongly agree)


1 Strongly disagree
2 Disagree
3 Somewhat disagree
4 Neutral
5 Somewhat agree
6 Agree
7 Strongly agree

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* 6. To what extent do you agree with following statements as they related to your firm?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Agree Strongly agree
1. In our company, we believe interpersonal relationship is very important in doing business
2. In our company, we believe inter-firms relationship is very important in doing business
3. In our company, we believe long term relationship is very important in doing business
4. Our leaders are familiar with the leaders of our partner
5. Our leaders and the leaders of our partner always invite each other to participate in annual dinner or other social activities
6. Our salesmen and the staff of our partner do personal favors to each other
7. Our salesmen and the staff of our partner often communicate with each other
8. This supplier's representative is trustworthy.
9. I think that “calling in” favors is part of doing business with this supplier’s representative
10. The practice of “give and take” of favors is a key part of the relationship with each other

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* 7. To what extent do you agree with following statements as they related to your firm's supply chain visibility?

(1=strongly disagree,7=strongly agree)

  Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Agree Strongly agree
1. Our company is capable of collecting, storing and disseminating information in horizontal information connections across the supply chain to increase value to customers
2. Our company is capable of forecasting market demand
3. Our company is capable of maintaining frequent and regular communication among supply chain members.
4. Our company is capable of sharing information with our supplier and customers.
5. Managers agree that our organization’s ability to learn is the key to our competitive advantage
6. All employees are committed to the goals of this organization
7. Managers encourage employees to innovate ‘‘think outside of the box’’

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* 8. To what extent do you agree with following statements as they related to your firm's supply chain agility? (1=strongly disagree,7=strongly agree)

  Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Agree Strongly agree
1. Our company is capable of responding to changing market demands.
2. Our company is capable of Joint planning with suppliers in purchasing, production and logistics.
3. Our company is capable of responding suppliers and customer’s request at a fast speed
4. Our company is capable of adjusting production / service capacity/capability
5. Our company is capable of improving level of customer service
6. Our sales forecasts allow us to anticipate the major market changes
7. The rate of innovation forces us to make our supply chain evolve constantly

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* 9. To what extent do you agree with following statements as they related to your firm's supply chain flexibility  ? (1=strongly disagree,7=strongly agree)

  Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Agree Strongly agree
1. Our company is capable of developing new products and/ or services and modifications to existing products and/ or services
2. Our company and the supplier flexibly dealt with complicated problems that neither party could account for.
3. When unexpected situation arises, our company and the supplier would solve problems adequately.
4. When unexpected situation arises, our company is capable of reconfiguring operations process to adapt the changes
5. When disagreement arises in transaction process, our company and the supplier would re-evaluate the ongoing situation to achieve mutual-satisfied solution.
6. Our company is capable of managing production resources to meet customer requests.
7. Our company is capable of aligning, adapting and adjusting the process of the goods flow including the inbound and outbound activities.

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* 10. The following questions relate to your firm’s performance of. Compared to your competitors, please indicate your position on the following dimensions
(1=strongly disagree,7=strongly agree)

  Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Agree Strongly agree
1. Our company has a high level of customer satisfaction
2. Our company has a strong profitability
3. Our company has a high level of employee job satisfaction
4. Our company has a high market share
5. Our company has reputation in the industry
6. Our company is a socially responsible business
Thank you, please complete all questions and feel free to email me if you want to obtain a final report  
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