Supply chain resilience: definition of concept and its formative elements

Ponis, Stavros and Koronis, Epaminondas (2012) Supply chain resilience: definition of concept and its formative elements. Journal of Applied Business Research, 28 (5). pp. 921-930. ISSN 0892-7626

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to conceptualize Supply Chain Resilience (SCRes) and identify which supply chain capabilities can support the containment of disruptions and how these capabilities affect SCRes. Through a systematic and structured review of literature, this paper provides insights into the conceptualization and research methodological background of the SCM field. A total of one hundred and thirty four carefully selected refereed journal articles were systematically analyzed leading to the introduction of a novel definition for SCRes, which the authors view as the as “the ability to proactively plan and design the Supply Chain network for anticipating unexpected disruptive (negative) events, respond adaptively to disruptions while maintaining control over structure and function and transcending to a post-event robust state of operations, if possible, more favorable than the one prior to the event, thus gaining competitive advantage”. Finally, a critical examination of existing conceptual frameworks for understanding the relationships between the SCRes concept and its identified formative elements, is taking place

Item Type:Article
Keywords:resilience, Supply chain management
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:6615
Deposited By: Epaminondas Koronis
Deposited On:20 Oct 2012 12:55
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 10:20

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