Publicado: Marin-Garcia, J. A., Alfalla-Luque, R., & Machuca, J. A. D. (2018). A triple-a supply chain measurement model: Validation and analysis. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 48(10) doi:10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2018-0233

Marin-Garcia, J. A., Alfalla-Luque, R., & Machuca, J. A. D. (2018). A triple-a supply chain measurement model: Validation and analysis. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 48(10), null. doi:10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2018-0233
 
 
 
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to establish definitions and dimensions of Triple-A supply chain (SC) variables based on a literature review and to validate a Triple-A SC measurement model using a worldwide multiple informant sample. Design/methodology/approach Following a literature review, Triple-A SC variables (agility, alignment and adaptability) are conceptualized and a list of possible items is created for their measurement. An international 309 plant sample is used to validate the convergent and criterion validities of the composites proposed to measure Triple-A SC. Findings Contributions to the literature: clarification of Triple-A SC variable concepts; identification of key dimensions of Triple-A SC variables; development of a validated Triple-A SC measurement scale for future empirical research and industrial applications. Research limitations/implications A rigorously validated instrument is needed to measure Triple-A SC variables and enable researchers to credibly test theories regarding causal links between capabilities, practices and performance. Practical implications Proposal of a scale for use by managers of different functions to analyze Triple-A SC deployment in the company. Originality/value The only Triple-A SC scale used in the previous literature has serious limitations: scales were not taken from an extended literature review; data were collected from single respondents in a single country. This is the first validated Triple-A SC measurement model to overcome these limitations