The Effect of Supply Chain Management on Total Quality Management: An Application of Just-in-Time (JIT) Practices

  • ABDELRAHEEM, Abubkr Ahmed Elhadi (Department of Accounting, College of Science and Humanities Studies in Al-Aflaj, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University) ;
  • HUSSIEN, Asaad Mubarak (Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration in Hawtat Bani Tamim, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University)
  • Received : 2022.10.10
  • Accepted : 2023.01.15
  • Published : 2023.01.30


The study attempted to answer the questions related to the expected effects of supply chain management variables which include: Partnership with Suppliers (PS), Relationships with Customers (RC), Quality of Information Exchange (QIE), and Postponement (P), as independent variables, total quality management (TQM) as a dependents variable, and just in time (JIT) as a mediator variable. The study relies on the descriptive approach by conducting an empirical study on commercial companies in Riyadh Governorate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through the methods of descriptive and analytical statistics represented in exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and structural equation modeling (SEM)), using the AMOS and SPSS programs, the results of the applied study indicated that: There is an effect of supply chain management variables (quality of information exchange, Postponement) on just in time (JIT), there is no effect of the supply chain variables (relationship with customers, partnership with suppliers) on just in time (JIT), there is an indirect effect of the quality of information exchange, Postponement, partnership with suppliers, the relationship with customers on total quality management (TQM), relationship with customers affect on total quality management (TQM) indirectly, just in time (JIT) does not affect total quality management (TQM)



The authors extend their appreciation to Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University for funding this research work through project number (2022/02/20941).


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