Appling interpretive structural modeling approach to obtain distribution chain agility model for combine owners cooperative Fars province

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

2 University Of Tehran

3 Faculty Member in Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran


Agility is known as quick response ability to the changes and also the main success and survival factor in manufacturing and service companies. Nowadays the companies know that the agility is essential for their survival and competitiveness. In this study, after identifying the parameters of agility, using structural modeling interpretative model was draws and the parameters were determined by MIC MAC analysis. Flexibility, integration processes and tasks, the development of staff skills, use of IT and appropriate planning are of important agility factors in the distribution chain of combine owners cooperative Fars province. Cost reduction, customer satisfaction, new product introduction, speed of service and quality of servicing has high dependence which shows more dependence to other variables.


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Volume 48, Issue 4
December 2017
Pages 505-515
  • Receive Date: 18 June 2017
  • Revise Date: 28 July 2017
  • Accept Date: 19 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2017