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Table 1 Factor Analysis: Supply Chain Uncertaintya,b

From: Supply chain uncertainty and environmental management

Items Loadingsc
  Component 1 Component 2
Demand stability .875 .129
Demand forecasting accuracy .889 .099
Level of supplier’s delivery reliability .273 .762
Level of supplier’s lots acceptance .049 .873
Reliability of the production equipment .169 .672
Stability of the production scheduling .624 .357
Eigenvalue 2.788 1.209
Cronbach’s alpha (items in bold) .764 .698
  1. aThe leading question was: “Rate the following plant’s characteristic against the industry average”. The items were reverse coded to capture uncertainty
  2. bExploratory factor analysis using principle components with varimax rotation
  3. cComponent 1 = demand uncertainty; component 2 = supply uncertainty