Perspectives on Supply Chain Management in a Pandemic and the Post-COVID-19 Era

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Abstract

This article draws out some perspectives on the management of product supply chains in the event of a pandemic through cases specific to certain industries: automotive equipment, personal computers (PCs), and home furnishings. In particular, the discussion is based on 'distributed management and centralized management of a single location' and the dynamic capability of organizational theory derived from supply chain risk assessment studies. Results show that the automotive industry is shifting to a centralized management model that takes advantage of its inherent closed-integral strengths by increasing proximity to the country of production, while the PC industry is shifting to a model that takes advantage of its global supply chain while maintaining transactions with local suppliers. For the home furnishings industry, results show that 'tighter vertical integration' is required.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9169789
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Engineering Management Review
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Global supply chain
  • post-COVID-19
  • product supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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