Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
 
Articles by Zahra Lotfi
Total Records ( 3 ) for Zahra Lotfi
  Zahra Lotfi , Shahnorbanun Sahran and Muriati Mukhtar
  Product quality is one of the key competitive factors that will enable firms to survive and succeed in the global market place. Product quality is an important dimension of operational performance in supply chain management that has not received sufficient attention from the research community. Previous researches in this field have neglected to consider the relationship between supply chain integration and dimensions of product quality. Hence, the effect of supply chain integration on quality performance has received less attention. Therefore consideration must be given to the development of collaborative activities between manufacturer, supplier and costumer which enables firms to work together and improve product quality. Accordingly, the primary focus of this study is to investigate the relationship between dimensions of product quality and supply chain integration. The dimensions considered for product quality are design quality and conformance quality, whereas the dimensions for supply chain integration are customer integration, supplier integration and internal integration. The relationships between these dimensions are then embodied in a framework which will be validated. This research adopts both a qualitative conceptual approach and a quantitative approach in the development of the framework. The literature is consulted in identifying the dimensions of supply chain integration and product quality. These dimensions are then modeled into a questionnaire survey and are administered to identify manufacturing companies. Validity and reliability of the scales for the construct of interest were assessed through a factor analysis and Cronbach-alpha test. The results provide considerable support for our product quality-supply chain integration framework that can be used in the manufacturing sector.
  Zahra Lotfi , Fariza Hanum MD Nasaruddin , Shahnorbanun Sahran and Muriati Mukhtar
  Nowadays, educational technology is getting more important for the learning environment. Much research has been done to investigate the effectiveness of e-learning and development of collaborative activities. It is thus viable to develop a web based system so that collaborative activities between users can take place. This means that users can collaborate in doing assignments and projects. In this study the web based system and results from its evaluation are described. The requirements for the web based system are gathered via interviews and surveys. This resulted in the identification of tools and features suitable for collaborative learning which forms the attributes of the system. The evaluation of the system is carried out via questionnaires distributed to learners and teachers after they used the system. Statistical analysis carried out on the collected data revealed that the respondents all agreed to the system being suitable for collaborative learning. The proposed model Lotfi VCL (Lotfi Virtual Collaborative Learning) gives an application of the tools and features of collaborative learning software suitable for learners’ and teachers’ collaborative activities. The study concludes by highlighting the research contributions and future enhancements of the system.
  Zahra Lotfi , Muriati Mukhtar and Shahnorbanun Sahran
  The automotive industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in the world. Therefore, consideration must be given to the development of collaborative activities between the automotive industry and supply chain partners to survive and succeed in recent world market. Supply chain integration can collaborate between a manufacturer and its supplier and costumer which enables firms to work together and improve product quality which is an important key competitive capability. This is why, the relationship between supply chain integration and product quality in automotive industry should receive sufficient attention from the research community. Hence, the purpose of the study is to develop and validate the supply chain integration and product quality instrument in the automotive industry. The research methodology for this study was devised based on the literature in general and survey instrument in the automotive industry in particular. The instrument were examined by using a survey conducted in Malaysian Automotive and Supplier Industry for empirical analysis. The study identified indicators of each dimension of supply chain integration; particularly customer integration supplier integration and internal integration and each dimension of product quality in supply chain; specifically design quality and conformance quality and validated a supply chain integration and product quality survey instrument. This questionnaire instrument can be used effectively in any manufacturing firm.
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility