Supply Chain Disruptions: Evaluating Recovery Strategies


Thomas Corsi
Thomas Corsi
  • Speaker
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Logistics
Date
Thu. 8 Mar. 2012
Contact
Time
12:00-13:00 hours
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Location
Mandeville Building T3-42
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Abstract

Supply chain disruptions can have a great impact on the firm.  They may cause loss of sales to customers as well as large financial losses to the firm.  While much attention has been given to preventing disruptions, less attention has been given to improving ways to recover from them when they do occur, also known as disruption management.  Firms need to know what factors are actually affecting their ability to recover successfully.  While an initial disruption management model can be built using factors from the literature, a more complete model emerges from data collected by conducting in-depth interviews and analysis using a structured grounded theory methodology.  This process of theory building results in the development of testable propositions surrounding discovery of the disruption, recovery team composition, and recovery performance.
 
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Prof.dr. M.B.M. de Koster
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René de Koster
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
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