Full Book Chapter on Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Emerging Markets

By B. Silupú, M. Agurto, G. Merino, J. Uchofen, J. C. Velázquez-Martínez

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) represent 99% of Peruvian firms, contribute 42% of Peru’s Gross Domestic Product, and employ half of the country’s labor force. Despite their relevance for the Peruvian Economy, they have low survival rates and are characterized by low productivity and processes inefficiencies. This chapter explores whether the adoption of Business and Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices influences MSEs’ performance. We conducted a field study using data from 50 MSEs located in Piura, Peru, specifically from trade, service, and manufacturing sectors.