An Empirical Examination of Supply Chain Sustainability in Turkish Automotive Sector: Using the PLS-SEM Approach

  •  Sefer Kacar    
  •  Bülent Sezen    
  •  Hakan Kitapçi    


In today’s dynamic environment, it has become a necessity for firms to better control their supply chain operations against supply chain vulnerabilities. Little consideration has been paid to the relationship between business environment, supply chain risks, supply chain vulnerability, supply chain performance and sustainability. Hence, we aim with this study to unveil the influence of supply chain variables on supply chain performance and sustainability. The proposed model consists of 10 hypotheses to disclose the relationship between 6 main constructs; Supply Chain Uncertainty, Supply Chain Risks, Supply Chain Performance, Collaborative Planning Systems, Vulnerability, and Supply Chain Sustainability. The hypotheses are validated by empirical study with 213 domestic and foreign automotive companies operating in Turkey. The results of this study indicate that supply chain sustainability is primarily affected by supply chain performance and collaborative planning systems. The findings of this study could provide the necessary point of view for the managers working in supply chain management area to comprehend the dynamics behind sustainable supply chains.

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