Master of Science in Management

Faculty / School

School of Business Studies (SBS)


Department of Management

Date of Submission

Fall 2023-9-15


Dr. Rameez Khalid, Associate Professor, Department of Management

Committee Member 1

Dr. Ashar Saleem, Assistant Professor and Program Director MS Management, Department of Management, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Committee Member 2

Dr. Amer Iqbal Awan, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Project Type

MS Management Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access


Purpose – The supply chain performance in today’s competitive environment is dependent on strong and efficient warehouse management with an accurate flow of information throughout the chain. Given the recent increase in sustainability related concerns, the literature on warehousing practices is constantly expanding. Following this, the study aims to investigate the relationship between supply chain integration (SCI), sustainability pillars (economic, environmental, and social), sustainable warehousing and supply chain performance.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The proposed model is analyzed through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with input of 158 warehouses as primary data.

Findings: The results suggest that supply chain integration positively influences the economic, environment and social sustainability. The results also reveal that social and environmental sustainability does not have any significant relationship with sustainable warehousing; however, economic sustainability positively impacts sustainable warehousing. Furthermore, sustainable warehousing has the tendency to positively impact supply chain performance.

Practical implications - Warehousing activities at the core of the supply chain are of strategic importance in terms of lowering costs and improving the overall operations. This framework facilitates practitioners in developing an understanding to address the rising sustainability related concerns while improving the overall supply chain performance at the same time. This study also shows that integration plays an important role in improving the supply chain performance by catering to the needs of external stakeholders.
Originality/Value – A comprehensive supply chain performance model is proposed and empirically assessed. The literature confirms the suitability to review and analyze the proposed conceptual model based on sustainable warehousing because of the increased interest towards sustainability in recent years.

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