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Impacts of Cognitive Integration to Supply Chain Integration Practises

Chen Ping-Kuo, Dai Xiaozhen, Yang Pingyu


The aim of this study was to explore the impact of cognitive integration to supply chain integration practises. In the materials and method, the structural equation model (SEM) approach was the main methodology used in this study. A total of 251 empirical samples from the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey 6 (IMSS-6) were used to test the research question. According to the test results, cognitive integration positively and directly affects the integration intention and selection of integration technologies. In addition, two influence paths were derived from integration intention and integration technologies selection. In the conclusion, considering the risk of professional knowledge leakage, many partners are unwilling to share and discuss how to align areas of expertise between partners. Therefore, conflicts about integration conflict and problems of cooperation often occur. Our research results highlight the importance of establishing rational practices. Practical methods of integration positively impacts the ability of each partner to develop mutually satisfactory solutions to problems, work towards cooperation of integration, and improve development of integrative inter-partner processes. Thus, establishment of rational procedures is very important to supply chain integration practises.

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