Supply chain resilience: an empirical model

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This paper proposes a model for management of supply chain resilience. To this end thestructured content analysis of media news is used to analyze a sample constituted by sixty two documents containing evidences of seventy seven companies that were affected by the Japan 2011 earthquake. The sample provides evidences that companies failed to sustain their operations mainly because capacity shortages and material shortages. Also provides empirical evidence of twelve resilience practices to reduce the disturbance severity and therecovery time. Based on these findings four propositions were made and aggregated topropose a model for supply chain resilience management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA 2011)
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event18th International Annual EurOMA Conference (EurOMA 2011) - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20116 Jul 2011
Conference number: 18th


Conference18th International Annual EurOMA Conference (EurOMA 2011)
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Supply chain resilience
  • Secondary data
  • Theory building


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