Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2015.58.68LotfiZahraMukhtarMuriatiSahranShahnorbanun12015151The 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.]]>Skjott-Larsen, T. and P.K. Bagchi,2002Bagchi, P.K. and T. Skjott-Larsen,2004Barnes, J. and Y. Liao,2012Boehme, T.,2009Boon-Itt, S.,2011Campbell, J. and J. Sankaran,2005Cao, M. and Q. Zhang,2011Chen, I.J. and A. Paulraj,2004Choi, T.Y. and K. Eboch,1998Clark, K.B. and T. Fujimoto,1991Cousins, P.D. and B. Menguc,2006Das, A., R. Narasimhan and S. Talluri,2006Droge, C., J. Jayaram and S.K. Vickery,2004Ebrahim, N.A.,2012Fleischer, M. and J.K. Liker,1992Flynn, B.B., B. Huo and X. Zhao,2010Frohlich, M.T. and R. Westbrook,2001Fujimoto, T.,1999Fynes, B. and S. De Burca,2005Fynes, B., C. Voss and S. de Burca,2005Gimenez, C. and E. Ventura,2005Hair, Jr. J.F., W.C. Black, B.J. Babin and R.E. Anderson,2010Jammernegg, W. and G. Reiner,2007Joshi Sarang, P., H.V. Bhasin, R. Verma and S.V. Josh,2012Keller, S.B., K. Savitskie, T.P. Stank, D.F. Lynch and A.E. Ellinger,2002Kim, S.W.,2009Kotcharin, S., S. Eldridge and J. Freeman,2012Koufteros, X., M. Vonderembse and J. Jayaram,2005Koufteros, X.A., T.C.E. Cheng and K.H. Lai,2007Lau, A.K.W., R.C.M. Yam and E.P.Y. Tang,2010Lee, H.L. and S. Whang,2000Leek, S., P.W. Turnbull and P. Naude,2003Lotfi, Z., M. Mukhtar, S. Sahran and A.T. Zadeh,2013Lotfi, Z., M. Mukhtar, S. Sahran and A.T. Zadeh,2013Lotfi, Z., S. Sahran and M. Mukhtar,2013Lotfi, Z., S. Sahran, M. Mukhtar and A.T. Zadeh,2013Luo, J.,2007Maani, K.E., M.S. Putterill and D.G. Sluti,1994Machikita, T. and Y. Ueki,2012MAI,2012Marquez, A.C., C. Bianchi and J.N.D. Gupta,2004Mentzer, J.T.,2004Narasimhan, R. and S.W. Kim,2002Oghazi, P.,2009Omar, R., T. Ramayah, M.C. Lo, T.Y. Sang and R. Siron,2010Shariat Panahy, P.H., F. Sidi, L.S. Affendey, M.A. Jabar, H. Ibrahim and A. Mustapha,2013Petersen, K.J., R.B. Handfield and G.L. Ragatz,2005Reeves, C.A. and D.A. Bednar,1994Rosenzweig, E.D., A.V. Roth and J.W. Dean Jr.,2003Sahin, F. and E.P. Robinson Jr.,2005Saunders, M.N.K., P. Lewis and A. Thornhill,2012Singh, C.D., R. Singh and M. Singh,2013Sriram, V. and R. Stump,2004Stadtler, H. and C. Kilger,2008Stank, T.P., S.B. Keller and D.J. Closs,2001Swink, M., R. Narasimhan and C. Wang,2007Vijayasarathy, L.R.,2010Voss, C. and K. Blackmon,1994Wong, C.Y., S. Boon-Itt and C.W.Y. Wong,2011Wu, M.Y., H.P. Chou, Y.Y. Shih and J.H. Wang,2011Wu, R.C., R.S. Chen and S. Chian,2006Yamamoto, M. and D.R. Lambert,1994Yunis, M.M., K.S. Koong, L.C. Liu, R. Kwan and P. Tsang,2012Zailani, S. and P. Rajagopal,2005Zeng, J., C.A. Phan and Y. Matsui,2013Zhang, G.B., Y. Ran and X.L. Ren,2011Zhao, X., B. Huo, W. Selen and J.H.Y. Yeung,2011Zeng, J., C.A. Phan and Y. Matsui,2013