Procurement Flexibility of the Dimension of Information Technology Systems for Furniture Industry in Malaysia

Noor Azman Bin Ahmad, Md. Nor Hayati Bin Tahir


This research was conducted to determine whether there is a relationship between procurement flexibility supply chain in the dimensions of information technology systems and issues within dimensions that affect the industries of furniture in Malaysia. This quantitative research involved 150 sets of questionnaire done on furniture factories active operating in Malaysia and review of previous studies. Data analysis involve reliability, validity, hypothesis testing and regression were carried out. The study found there was flexibility procurement in the dimension of information systems technology with the industry of furniture in Malaysia. Issue where suppliers or producers receive product information from buyers are outside the time set found to be most affecting furniture industry in Malaysia. Second issue is suppliers and buyers are very difficult to share information between them, while the third issue was the lack of concern and cooperation of suppliers or producers in terms of distribution of information to the buyer. The issue of buyer channelling the information to the supplier or manufacturer is the lowest influence to the industry of furniture in Malaysia.

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