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Title: Supply chain crisis management in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Hokey Min

Addresses: James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, Department of Management, Allen and Carol Schmidthorst College of Business, Bowling Green State University, Maurer Center 312, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, USA

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented health and financial crisis across the world. This crisis has not shown any sign of abatement despite world-wide efforts to contain the spread of the virus with draconian measures such as extensive social distancing, travel restrictions, and lockdowns. An inherent difficulty in controlling this crisis has disrupted the entire global supply chain and consequently threatened our livelihood and freedom. Faced with this daunting crisis, many businesses regardless of their sizes desperately need a viable survival strategy. To fill such a need, this paper reinvents crisis management tools and develops a strategy map for mitigating the adverse impact of COVID-19 on global supply chain operations, while enhancing supply chain resilience in times of turbulence and uncertainty.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; supply chain crisis management; strategy map; expository paper.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2023.128555

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2023 Vol.44 No.1, pp.1 - 16

Received: 05 Oct 2020
Accepted: 19 Dec 2020

Published online: 26 Jan 2023 *

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