Towards Resilient Supply Chain Structures

Sahlmüller Till, Hellingrath Bernd


Abstract
Disruptions pose a significant threat to supply chains, as their impact may have devastating consequences. As a result, the research in supply chain resilience has increased immensely over the last years. This growing research's particular focus is the kind of disruptions supply chains have to face and consequently what capabilities supply chains should inherit to be more resilient. This article focuses on the supply chain structure and investigates how resilience depends on it. Thus, a LR was conducted to identify the vulnerabilities the supply chain structure is exposed to and the strategies that exist to counteract these vulnerabilities and increase supply chain resilience. Findings show that vulnerabilities are manifold and that there is no strategy that in itself leads to supply chain resilience. It is especially crucial first to examine the supply chain structure, identify the specific vulnerabilities to the supply chain and subsequently choose an appropriate strategy.

Keywords
Supply Chain Resilience; Structure; Vulnerability



Publication type
Forschungsartikel (Buchbeitrag)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2021

Conference
Logistics Management 2021

Venue
Dresden

Book title
Logistics Management Contributions of the Section Logistics of the German Academic Association for Business Research, 2021, Dresden, Germany

Editor
Buscher Udo, Lasch Rainer, Schönberger Jörn

Pages range
231-245

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Logistics

Publisher
Springer

Place
Dresden

Language
English

ISSN
2194-8917

ISBN
978-3-030-85842-1

DOI

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