Designing principles to create resilient supply chains

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Abstract

This paper explores the designing principles to create resilient Supply Chains (SCs) with the ability to return, rapidly, to the initial stage or to an improved one after a disturbance occurrence. SC disturbances and failure modes are identified and discussed. The concept of resilience applied to SCs is defined and explored; a conceptual SC Resilience Index and a SC Resilience Indicator are proposed. A framework for the design of resilient SCs is introduced, identifying main SC characteristic that can be modified to increase SC resilience and to mitigate its inherent vulnerability. An exploratory simulation study is presented to test the design of alternative SC scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Conference Proceedings
EditorsG. Bayraksan, W. Lin, Y. Son, R. Wysk
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 19 May 200723 May 2007

Conference

ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period19/05/0723/05/07

Keywords

  • Disturbance
  • Resilience
  • Supply chain

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    Carvalho, H., & Machado, V. C. (2007). Designing principles to create resilient supply chains. In G. Bayraksan, W. Lin, Y. Son, & R. Wysk (Eds.), IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Conference Proceedings (pp. 186-191)