The impact of human resources on the agility, flexibility and performance of wine supply chains
Jorge L. Garcia-Alcaraz, Aide A. Maldonado-Macias, Juan L. Hernandez-Arellano, Julio Blanco-Fernandez, Emilio Jimenez-Macias, Juan C. Saenz-Diez Murohttps://doi.org/10.17221/23/2016-AGRICECONCitation:Garcia-Alcaraz J.L., Maldonado-Macias A.A., Hernandez-Arellano J.L., Blanco-Fernandez J., Jimenez-Macias E., Saenz-Diez Muro J.C. (2017): The impact of human resources on the agility, flexibility and performance of wine supply chains . Agric. Econ. – Czech, 63: 175-184.
The research proposes a structural equation model (SEM) that integrates four latent variables: human resources skills, flexibility, agility, and the economic supply chain (SC) performance for wineries that together include fifteen observed variables. The data was obtained from 64 surveys applied to managers in the wineries in La Rioja, Spain. Direct, the indirect and total effects are analysed to prove six hypotheses that relate the aforementioned latent variables. The results indicate that the skills of human resources are a source of flexibility and agility in the supply chain for wineries in La Rioja and thus a direct and indirect source of economic performance.Keywords:
SC agility, SC flexibility, SC performance, wine supply chain
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