Title: Agility and supply chain uncertainty: a scenario planning perspective

Authors: Samir Dani, Rajesh Ranganathan

Addresses: Business School, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK. ' Business School, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK

Abstract: This paper provides an insight into developing a proactive approach to predict risks and manage uncertainties that may potentially disrupt the supply chain. This paper considers the concepts of agility and scenario planning for managing risks proactively. A conceptual model has been presented which brings together the two concepts in a process model for identifying and managing supply chain risks. The model is further described by applying it to a case depicting supply chain disruption.

Keywords: supply chain risk; risk management; scenario planning; agile supply chains; supply chain management; SCM; uncertainty; agility; supply chain disruption; process modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2008.021208

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2008 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.178 - 191

Published online: 11 Nov 2008 *

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