Managing risks in supply chains - an article review and Appendix

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Background: A number of trends during the last decade, like globalisation, outsourcing, single sourcing, leanness and agility, have made the supply chain more vulnerable and “supply chain risk management” has become a research area of its own.
Objective: To characterize the existing scientific knowledge and scientific knowledge creation within supply chain risk management as it is presented in the literature.
Method: A literature review of scientific articles within supply chain risk management and a characterization of those articles, partly by the help of the basic reference data available for each article, partly with the help of a simple basic risk model.
Results: The research area is fairly new, the oldest article in the review is from 1998, but under expansion. Knowledge is today limited - only 22 scientific articles in English were found. Most articles focused the whole supply chain but some just two or three links in the chain. Five articles focused a certain industry, the others not. Supply risks were the most common type of risk studied followed by demand risk, terrorist attacks and natural disasters
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics NOFOMA 2003, 12-13 June, Oulu, Finland
EditorsJari Juga
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event15th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2003 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 2003 Jun 122003 Jun 13


Conference15th Annual NOFOMA Conference, 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Transport Systems and Logistics


  • Supply chain management
  • Disruptions
  • Disturbances
  • Vulnerability
  • Risk-handling
  • Risks
  • Supply chain
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Risk management


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