Resilience- capabilities and future directions in global supply networks

Inger Ehrenhuber, Markus Gerschberger, Corinna Engelhardt-Nowitzki

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Abstract

Volatile and unpredictable market conditions bear considerable supply chain (SC) risks, such as excess cost or lost sales due to e.g., customer delivery problems or quality impairments. Accordingly, under such conditions, resilience – i.e., a firm’s capability to adequately handle unforeseen disturbances and still retain or recapture a competitive state of business – is an important source of business success. This paper aims to identify individual and organizational capabilities in global supply networks that may typically influence a company’s resilience. As resilience is a rather new concept, several fragmented research traces will be inspected in order to develop a substantial conceptualization of supply chain resilience and to systematize links to neighboring fields like risk management or SC-agility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 18th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period19.09.201320.09.2013

Keywords

  • risk management
  • supply chain network
  • resilience
  • resilient capabilities

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