SMART JOURNAL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDIES VOL. 19 NO. 1 PAPER 1
10.5958/2321-2012.2023.00001.5
LINKING FACTORS LEADING TO RETAIL HYPERMARKET WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS PERFORMANCE IN MALAYSIA
 
Vellian Vatumalae*, Premkumar Rajagopal**, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram***, Zarina Abdul Munir**** and Farha Ghapar*****
*    Institute of Post Graduate Studies, Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Selangor, MALAYSIA
**    Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA
***    Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, MALAYSIA & Institute of Business Excellence, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA
****    Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, MALAYSIA
*****    Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
The objective of this article was to explore the leading factors, that influence the performance of a retailerís hypermarket warehouse operations, in Malaysia. An in-depth case study of top hypermarket retailersí warehouse operations in Malaysia, was conducted by using a qualitative research approach. The long-term viability of a retailerís hypermarket is determined by the effectiveness of the supply chain process, which strikes a balance between responsive and efficient warehouse operations. The findings of this study could have significant implications for academics and retailers and motivate them to further investigate theories, practices, and linking factors such as Human Capital, Information Technology, and Material Handling Equipment as well as other factors such as forecasting, transportation, and inventory management, which also have strong correlation with warehouse operations performance. Future research could investigate the relationship between the performance of retailersí hypermarket warehouse operations in Malaysia and the six leading factors.
 
KEYWORDS: Warehouse Management System, Warehouse Efficiency and Third Party Logistics JEL CLASSIFICATIONS: C93 and D24 FULL TEXT