An empirical investigation into the drivers of supply chain disruptions

Hübner, Denis ; Bode, Christoph ; Wagner, Stephan M.

Document Type: Conference presentation
Year of publication: 2014
Conference title: Production and Operations Management Society 2014
Location of the conference venue: Atlanta, Ga.
Date of the conference: 9.-12.5.2014
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Stiftungslehrstuhl für Procurement (Bode 2014-)
Subject: 650 Management
Keywords (English): Supply chain risk ; Normal accidents ; Supply chain complexity ; Redundancy ; Flexibility
Abstract: We propose a model, grounded in normal accident theory, that links the characteristics of a firm's supply chain with the risk of supply chain disruptions. The hypotheses are tested on a data set received from a survey among supply chain professionals within the United States and Europe.

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