We are pleased to share with you the 6th IAPHL quarterly supply chain resource review. In this issue, we consulted a number of SCM information repositories, academic, private sector, and SCM experts to select for you the following resources that we hope will inform you, challenge you and keep you thinking about how you can improve your practice and the productivity of the supply chain you work in.
I. Article: A Responsiveness View of logistics and supply chain (Journal of Business Logistics).
This article, Responsiveness View of supply chain management, supports the exploration of how supply chains compete successfully amidst disruption and change to define theoretically distinct dimensions of responsiveness to include Adaptability, Flexibility, Resilience, and Improvisation. These arose questions like, “what specific combinations of responsiveness dimensions can be employed in different situations”?
II. Article: COVID-19 and Supply Chain Management: A Review with Bibliometric (MDPI).
Supply chain management is the hidden engine that drives the economy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged supply chain management worldwide. Reviewing a total of 257 papers published in 2020 and 2021, four thematic clusters were identified, namely the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains, the improvement of supply chain resilience for viability, technology and innovation for supply chain sustainability, and supply chain risk management in response to COVID-19.
III. Resources: COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard (UNICEF).
An interactive tool for partners, manufacturers, and countries to follow the developments of the COVID-19 vaccine market with up-to-date information. The COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard is the go-to public resource for the latest information on the world’s COVID-19 vaccine market and the COVAX Facility’s vaccine deliveries. From a global vaccine market perspective, it gives an overview of COVID-19 vaccine development and progress towards vaccine approvals, reported global vaccine production capacity, manufacturing agreements, Vaccines secured and optioned through bilateral and multilateral supply agreements, and Reported vaccine prices.
Three videos to challenge your ideas for improving supply chains:
a. Experts see more supply chain disruption in 2022
Will there be more disruptions in the 2022 supply chain from the impact of carry-over disruptions in the years 2020 and 2021? Some experts see more supply chain disruptions in 2022. How long is this supposed to last?
b. Resilient Supply Chain Stress Test
The Resilience Stress Test analyzes supply chains and provides guidance for how organizations future-proof their business.
c. The Lemonade Stand from MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
“The Lemonade Stand” demonstrate how we can rely on technology to support supply chain and expand a business.