Philippine Management Review, Vol 14 (2007)

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Supply Chain Operations in the Philippines: A Survey

Ma. Gloria Villaroman Talavera


This study was conducted to determine the extent of adoption of supply chain operations by selected Philippine manufacturing and service organizations, particularly in the areas of demand and supply management. It looked into the motivations of organizations for adopting them. This paper also identified areas where companies can establish links with two important stakeholders in the value chain-the suppliers and the customers. Seventy-nine companies-representing the food processing, pharmaceutical, garments, publishing, semiconductor/electronics, food service, and other industries-participated in the study. Descriptive analyses and regression analyses were conducted to test the study's hypotheses.

Results show that supply chain operations, particularly demand management and supply management, are still conducted in the traditional and conventional way. Very few industries also reported adopting supply chain operations that use information technology (IT). Philippine companies have yet to fully adopt and fully explore a lot of supply chain operations based on supply chain management (SCM) principles. The Philippine manufacturing and service industries still need to be exposed to the strategic value of these SCM-based supply chain operations.

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