Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor., Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch.


The aim of this paper was to investigate the impact of supply chain relationships factors on competitiveness in Iranian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in automotive parts industry. To achieve this aim, the competitiveness indicators and supply chain relations factors have been identified and their relationship has been investigated by structural equation modeling approach. Data collected from 175 small and medium enterprises active in the automobile part industry that have been surveyed through a questionnaire. The results showed that five hypotheses were rejected and the other hypotheses were approved. The significant value of this research can be retained by SMEs managers in automotive parts industry. The results are particularly important for them to improve their understanding on the relationship with other parties in the supply chain. 


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