The mediating role of supply chain flexibility on the relationship between it infrastructure flexibility and supply chain resilience in the oil and gas industry in ghana

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The goal of this study was to investigate the role that supply chain flexibility plays in mediating the relationship between IT infrastructure flexibility and supply chain resilience in the oil and gas companies in Ghana. The study was quantitative, using a cross-sectional survey design and explanatory research approaches. This study used an explanatory research design to investigate the function of supply chain flexibility as a mediator between the flexibility of IT infrastructure and the resilience of the supply chain. Members of the tender committee, procurement officials, and a few handpicked O&G enterprises in Ghana make up the general population. 200 tender committee members and procurement staff were given a well-organised questionnaire. Primary data was collected using a combination of convenient and purposive sampling. Using Structural Equation Modelling, the study's hypotheses were verified with (SmartPLS 4). The research used descriptive statistics, often called summary statistics, to provide a high-level overview of the data. The study revealed that supply chain resilience in the Oil and Gas industry was not significantly affected by the flexibility of IT infrastructure. However, it was shown that the link between IT infrastructure flexibility and supply chain resilience was mediated by supply chain flexibility, which has a significant influence on supply chain resilience. Managers of Oil and Gas companies may improve supply chain resilience by promoting supply chain flexibility, as shown by the findings. Managers are tasked with increasing supply chain flexibility by measures such as increasing the number of suppliers, fostering an environment where employees are encouraged to share ideas, introducing digital technology into the production process, and forming new partnerships.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, School of Business in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT