International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience
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International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (3 papers in press)
Approaching agricultural supply chain performance and strategic sustainable development by Mercedes Montero-Vega, Jose Ignacio Sanchez-Gomez Abstract: In Costa Rica, a large proportion of small farmers harvest roots and tubers in some of the poorest regions of the country. Addressing this supply chains sustainability and performance intends to analyse intrinsic characteristics and the potential socioeconomic benefits and development routes, including: food security, value added, economic performance, productivity and sustainability. This research proposed a tool for the analysis of supply chain performance; composed by a Delphi study creating indicators and a gap analysis between current performance and best-possible performance. The analysis used information from: in depth interviews with stakeholders and questionnaires with farmers (128), private companies (9) and consumers (515). Finally, a workshop with all parties involved validates our tool and outcomes. Results indicate potential for better loss and waste management, (especially cassava), and a strong legislative system that sometimes limits bio-economic innovations along the supply chain, coupled with governance mechanisms that tackle development and supply chain performance. Keywords: supply chain management; development; sustainability; roots and tubers. DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2021.10042411
Measuring the severity of a disturbance/disruption in a supply chain: a new quantitative definition, measure, and illustrations by Kannan Nilakantan Abstract: An important factor affecting the performance of a supply chain (SC) is the severity of the disturbance to the chain. The performance measures of the chain could be expected to be adversely affected by an increase in the severity of the disturbance to the system, while a system with a less severe disturbance could be expected to show better performance under the same set of circumstances. And thereby the severity of the disturbance becomes a quantity of fundamental interest in measuring SC performance. To this end, this paper proposes a substantially new quantitative definition and measure of the severity of a disruption or disturbance to a SC through the dynamic modelling framework. The measure is then illustrated for various types of disturbances. The measure proposed herein could be expected to be of a fundamental nature, and of significance in studying the responsiveness, resilience, and operational performance analysis of SCs. Keywords: disruption; disturbance to a supply chain; severity of a disturbance; quantitative measure; quantitative definition. DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2021.10043416
Review on supply chain resilience: phenomena, modelling techniques and framework of resilience building strategies with future research directions by Sidharath Joshi, Huynh Trung Luong Abstract: Supply chain resilience (SCR) is presently a rising concern caused by globalisation, which is subject to diverse types of disturbances. These disturbances need to be controlled in the right way, captivating the use of tools that can support resilient supply chain decisions. This research aims to provide a platform for academicians and practitioners trying to identify the current state of the work, gaps in existing research, and future directions on the topic. It offers a systematic literature review taking several papers to the extent of more than 100 papers published under the year frame from 2010-2020 into account. The research objectives are proposed and answered in this article, identifying of resilience strategies in supply chain, and various methodologies used by the academicians. Further, we develop a framework with inclusion of various strategies employed to increase resilience that can be used as a basis for understanding SCR. Various future directions for the researchers are presented, aiming to guide future research work in the area. Keywords: supply chain; management supply chain resilience; literature review; uncertainty; disruptions; mitigation strategies. DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOR.2022.10044576