Recent News: The effect of supply chain capabilities on performance of food companies


Given the changing realities of the business environment, supply chain issues have become one

of the top priorities of CEOs in different firms. Growing attention to supply chain networks also

highlights the importance of using efficient supply chain management practices. The belief that

supply chain management can lead to continuous improvement of corporate performance has

led CEOs to focus on upgrading the supply chain management process. The main objective of

this research is to evaluate the impact of supply chain capabilities on operational and financial

performance of food companies. The study population consists of 76 companies operating in

the food industry in Ardabil as one of the metropolises of Iran. Given the limited number of

population, no sampling method was used and all companies went under scrutiny. A standard

questionnaire was used as the data collection tool which was given to the managers of the

companies. In order to test research hypotheses, structural equation modelling and PLS software

were used. The results of hypotheses testing suggested the significant positive impact of supply

chain capabilities on operational and financial performance of food companies. Additionally,

the positive impact of operational performance on financial performance of the companies

was confirmed. Finally, it was found that operational performance has a mediating role in the

relationship between supply chain capabilities and financial performance of the companies.

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