ATTITUDES OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED CHEMICAL COMPANIES TOWARDS INFORMATION SHARING WITHIN SUPPLY CHAINS

1 PATAK Michal
Co-authors:
1 BRANSKA Lenka 1 PECINOVA Zuzana 1 JANATA Daniel
Institution:
1 University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic, EU, michal.patak@upce.cz, lenka.branska@upce.cz, zuzana.pecinova@upce.cz, dan.janata@gmail.com
Conference:
CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, December 3 - 5, 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
43-49
ISBN:
978-80-87294-88-8
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
651 views / 225 downloads
Abstract

Information sharing within a supply chain has a number of positive impacts on its performance. However, to achieve highly effective communication, it is necessary that there are trust-based business partnerships and willingness to share correct and for the partner important information in the supply chain. Based on a quantitative research conducted at 69 small and medium-sized companies, the paper discusses attitudes of Czech chemical companies towards importance of information and willingness to share it with a key business partner for the purpose of effective management of business operations. While purchase managers marked information concerning extraordinary fluctuations in deliveries and order status information as most important, sales managers saw the highest significance in information about future customer demand and market development. The highest rate of willingness to share information was identified just in the information that was considered by the business partners as most important. For this reason, it is not possible to consider a lack of willingness as a barrier to effective communication among small and medium-sized companies in chemical industry supply chains.

Keywords: Information sharing, small and medium-sized enterprises, chemical industry, supply chain

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