An empirical investigation into supply chain vulnerability


Wagner, Stephan M. ; Bode, Christoph



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2007.01.004
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2006
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
Volume: 12
Issue number: 6
Page range: 301-312
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 1478-4092
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Stiftungslehrstuhl für Procurement (Bode 2014-)
Subject: 650 Management
Keywords (English): Supply chain management ; Risk management ; Supply chain vulnerability ; Normal accident theory ; Survey
Abstract: A growing number of academicians and practitioners have put supply chain risks on their agendas, particularly triggered by a recent series of catastrophic events that have disrupted economies and supply chains around the globe. Given the increasing awareness of this important topic, the purpose of this research was to study supply chain risks in more detail and to investigate the relationship between supply chain vulnerability and supply chain risk. Responses from 760 executives from firms operating in Germany reveal that supply chain characteristics such as a firm's dependence on certain customers and suppliers, the degree of single sourcing, or reliance on global supply sources are relevant for a firm's exposure to supply chain risk. Overall, this research represents the first large-scale investigation of this important relationship and provides a finer understanding of the antecedents of supply chain vulnerability.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.




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