Dimensions and Antecedents of a Robust Supply Chain Design: A Systematic Review

Christian F. Durach, Andreas Wieland

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Various strategies to cope with change in supply chains exist. Previous studies show that robustness enhancing strategies are particularly promising. However, there is little knowledge about a comprehensive framework of dimensions and antecedents that lead
to a robust supply chain. This paper addresses this gap by conducting a systematic literature review, gathering and synthesizing quality evidence to build an integrated whole. The final framework consists of two dimensions and proposes five robustness precursors. The results provide highly relevant managerial insights, though quantitative testing is required before a widespread adoption can be recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from 20th EurOMA Conference
EditorsBrian Fynes, Poul Coughlan
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBruxelles
PublisherEUROMA, European Operations Management Association
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 20th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2013: Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery - University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 7 Jun 201312 Jun 2013
Conference number: 20


ConferenceThe 20th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2013
LocationUniversity College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin
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