Abstract: effective bounce back for industries with particular reference

Abstract: The search for a better and consistent supply chain
resilience structure or paradigm has brought a substantial amount of scholarly
attention into modern supply chain resilience (SCRES) discourse in order to
establish strong supply chain resilience machinery capable for an effective
bounce back for industries with particular reference to the UK food industry.
This paper offers an apt systematic review of relevant and accessible
literature on SCRES grounded on a tripartite stage of systematic search that
identified an estimate of 197 research works but streamlined down to 92
articles and sources which are best relevant to the study. Being a systematic
review, this study takes on a plethora of research and scholarly works which
dates back to 2000 and through this provide broad range definitions of SCRES, analyse
and categorise the available literature on SCRES based on five selected
research streams based on identified gaps and areas in need of further research
and to propose an appropriate theoretical lens for reviewing existing SCRES
frameworks and stress a number of implications for prospective research and
best practice. However, a good number of research works gathered are hinged
upon conceptual, theoretical and normative angles, the few available empirical
studies are mainly cross-sectional and narrowed to large scale industries but
not limited in use.

 

Keywords: Supply chain, Resilience,
Disruptions

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1. INTRODUCTION

 

Globally and
particularly in the United Kingdom, supply chain resilience has been one of the
most trending and comprehensive scholarly works by individuals and organisations
ardently focusing on the root causes and concerns of supply chain disruptions
in industries (Rice and Caniato, 2003; Christopher and Peck, 2004; Chopra and Sodhi, 2014). There has
been considerable academic interest in recent years of building efficient supply
chain resilience (SCRES) frameworks capable of withstanding disruptions and
putting industries affected by these disruptions back on their feet.

 

These
reoccurring events have raised awareness in the Academia for the need to curtail
or bring to the barest minimum the attendant consequential and attenuating
effects of disruptions through the establishment of strong and consistent supply
chain frameworks. To buttress this further, in 2013 the World Economic Forum carried
out a survey that showed a large number of industries up to 80% having their
major concerns on the resilience of their supply chains (World Economic Forum,
2013). However, many scholars happen to believe that the current interest in the supply chain network resilience was caused
by the events surrounding the terrorist attacks of September the 11th,
2003 (Henry and Ramirez-Marquez, 2012) – and
based on the fact that there are inevitable risk, building therefore, a
resilient supply chain network that can bounce back from disruption definitely
becomes a new brick-wall for supply chain managers in the UK food industries. A
number of factors, ranging from supply strategy, to network topology, and
recovery strategy, may have considerable impact on the resilience of a system.

 

These has made
the quest for a better framework towards curtailing and addressing supply chain
disruptions gain considerable academic support, this fact is evident in the
works of scholars like  (Rice and Caniato, 2003; Christopher
and Peck, 2004; Brandon-Jones,
2014; Geng, Xiao, and Xu 2014). Creating a resilient supply chain framework
shows a positive trend of preparedness that industries, when affected mostly by
inevitable disruptions can speedily recuperate from a disruptive incident and
returning into steady performance or a more healthy market and distributive
capacity of effective and efficient performance (Mandal 2012).The bouncing back
capabilities of an industry against that of its competitor even helps such an
industry increase her market share in the sector it belongs and as such
increases the trust in her customers .

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