Advancing Supply Chain Sustainability in SMEs Through Strategic Capabilities: The Roles of Supply Chain Resilience and Mapping

Author's Name:

Jehad Abdallah Atieh Afaneh

Department of Management, College of Business Administration, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Zainab Bello

Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria.

The primary purpose of this research is to investigate strategic problems and strategic solutions for the positive application of the supply chain sustainability in the small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia. The independent variables are supplying chain collaboration, supply chain learning, strategic customer integration and strategic supplier integration. and the dependent variable is supplying chain sustainability. Furthermore, the study has examined the mediation of supply chain mapping and moderation of supply chain resilience. The study has adopted a quantitative research method and collect primary data from the hall population currently working in variety of small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia. The findings of the study revealed that supply chain collaboration, supply chain learning and strategic supply integration significantly impact supply chain sustainability however the influence of strategic customer integration is insignificant. Moreover, the mediating impact of supply chain mapping was found to be significant between independent variables and dependent variable. and the moderation of supply chain resilience on the association between supply chain mapping and supply chain sustainability was also found to be significant. Just study provides significant practical and theoretical implications and suggests future research directions.

Keywords: Supply chain mapping, Supply chain resilience, Supply chain sustainability, Strategic customer integration, Strategic supplier integration, Supply chain learning, Supply chain collaboration, SMEs..