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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2019) 48(2): 71–76

 

ELUCIDATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION IN

HALAL FOOD INDUSTRY


MOHD HELMI ALI1*, SYED SHAH ALAM2, SHIFA MOHD NOR3, SYAJARUL IMNA MOHD AMIN4

and NORASIAH OMAR5


1Centre of Global Business and Digital Economy, Faculty of Economics and Management,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

2UKM-Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,

43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

3Centre of Governance, Resilience, and Accountability, Faculty of Economics and Management,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

4Center of Sustainable and Inclusive Development, Faculty of Economics and Management,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

5Centre of Value Creation and Human Well Being, Faculty of Economics and Management,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Accepted 7 May 2019, Published online 31 May 2019


ABSTRACT

Much has been written about the importance of supply chain integration in determining firm performance. Moreover, for halal food production that is depending upon the wholesomeness in the supply chain, the external integration is crucial. However, there are scarce literature and managerial guide that focus on supply chain integration in the halal food industry. The aim of this research is to provide empirical evidence in explaining supply chain integration in the context of the halal food industry through a survey from 275 firms. The results provide strong empirical evidence on integrative activities and supply chain integration practices of halal food firms in Malaysian. In addition, the paper offers propositions on how supply chain integration may play their role in contributing to performance enhancement in the complex halal food industry.


Key words: Supply chain integration, halal food

 

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