Logistics flexibility and sustainability performance: the mediating role of supply chain resilience

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Logistics flexibility is an essential aspect of modern supply chain management, providing companies with the ability to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions, customer demands, and unexpected disruptions. The study examines the mediating role of supply chain resilience on the relationship between logistics flexibility and sustainability performance, using the resource-based view and dynamic capability theories as the theoretical foundation. The study adopts ana explanatory research design to examine the relationship between logistics flexibility, supply chain resilience and sustainability performance. The research strategy was a survey of manufacturing firms in Ghana. The study adopted a quantitative research approach. The sampling technique adopted in this study is simple random sampling. The research approach is quantitative. The study targets Manufacturing Firms operating within the Greater Accra Region. Based on data obtained from 149 respondents, the study revealed no significant despite a positive relationship between logistics flexibility and sustainability. The study, however revealed a positive and significant effect of supply chain resilience on sustainability performance. Finally, the revealed an indirect effect of logistics flexibility on sustainability performance via supply chain resilience. The study recommends that supply chain managers to always make the conscious effort to enhance their supply chain resilience as part of their logistics flexibility initiatives. The study also recommends that, to increase social, economic and environmental sustainability throughout a firm’s supply chain, supply chain managers should work to increase their resilience
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems, in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the award of the degree of master of science in logistics and supply chain management