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The Economics and Finance Letters

December 2020, Volume 7, 2, pp 247-254

Exploring the Dimensions Using Exploratory Factor Analysis of Disruptive Factors and Inventory Control

Aamir Rashid Hashmi


Noor Aina Amirah


Yusnita Yusof


Tengku Noor Zaliha

Aamir Rashid Hashmi 1

Noor Aina Amirah 2 Yusnita Yusof 2 Tengku Noor Zaliha 4

  1. Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Business and Management Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. 1

  2. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Management Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. 2

  3. Research Scholar, Faculty of Business and Management Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. 4

Pages: 247-254

DOI: 10.18488/journal.29.2020.72.247.254

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Article History:

Received: 04 August, 2020
Revised: 08 September, 2020
Accepted: 21 September, 2020
Published: 05 October, 2020


Healthcare industry is directly linked with human lives and face plaguing problems. Therefore, healthcare facilities minimize risks associated with deficiency of medicines or equipment. This study was carried out to find the dimensions of disruptive factors affecting inventory control at public healthcare facilities. From different healthcare facilities of District Sahiwal and Pakpattan 100 respondents were selected by utilizing random sampling. Then, Exploratory Factor Analysis was done in accordance to congregate the study objectives with a structured questionnaire. The results of this study determined two dimensions for each construct. Lastly, a test of reliability was conducted to find the acceptance level. This study broadens the scope of inventory control to healthcare. However, the study was geographically limited and thus, should be extended to other regions as well. Further, for sustainable performance, the study results should act as an enlightening figure for government and especially the healthcare facilitators in the identification of problems.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few investigating the dimensions of disruptive factors and inventory control. The study contributes, identifying the dimensions within the constructs, to the existing literature as well as the reliability of those constructs and their relevant dimensions.


EFA, Factor analysis, Information technology, Staff skills, Procedures, Inventory accuracy, Stock out, Inventory management, Healthcare management, Public healthcare.



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This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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