Suppliers’ Integration – Associated Challenges And Future Direction

  • Khurram Aziz The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Qadeer Rahat University of Northampton, UK
  • Muhammad Awais The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syed Shahbaz Ul Hasnain Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Iram Shahzadi The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan


The contemporary organizations are facing lots of challenges from different sides, and organizations are trying various ways to overcome those obstacles. One such thing is the supplier relationship management. There are various benefits that an organization can attain from partnering and integrating with its suppliers yet this area has to be developed further so that organization can take advantage of this. The purpose of this research was to evaluate challenges associated with the integration of an organization with its suppliers. For this purpose, the researcher used two-fold strategy, which included a review of the literature and a personal reflection on the selected topic. The findings of research revealed some challenges including different types of organizational systems, different priorities, issue of trust and secrecy, different level of the supply chain, etc. Future researchers should evaluate this issue keeping in mind soft organizational factors such as employee motivation, loyalty, commitment, etc.


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How to Cite
AZIZ, Khurram et al. Suppliers’ Integration – Associated Challenges And Future Direction. International Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 4, p. 287-297, dec. 2017. ISSN 2521-0041. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2023.