The pursuing of business growth in a highly uncertain context forced supply chains to become more complex, and likewise, vulnerable to uncertainties and prone to severe disruptions. Digital transformation is a powerful mean for effective SCRM&R, but also the source of emerging threats that will ultimately re-shape the risk profiles of future supply chains. The project aims at generating theoretically and practically relevant knowledge to foster the diffusion of smart-resilient supply chains.
Supply Chain risk management and resilience
About the project
Principal Investigators: Paolo Trucco, Federico Caniato, Christine Harland
Researcher team: Yulia Lapko, Yasmine Sabri, Boris Petrenj, Mattia Donadoni, Pablo Fernandez Campos, Seyoum Birkie, Sudipa Sarker
Funders: European Commission, EC MSCA (edim-phd.eu), Novartis
Duration: 2014-to date
Partners: Hilti, SAIPEM, Leonardo, Campari, Assa Abloy, Novartis, KTH, JRC, Business Continuity Insitut
KEY RESEARCH QUESTIONS
The pursuing of business growth in a highly uncertain context forced supply chains to become more complex, and likewise, vulnerable to uncertainties and prone to severe disruptions. Therefore, firms need to manage supply chain risks and resilience (SCRM&R) while simultaneously meeting ever increasing challenging demands from their customers. Besides, the digital transformation of manufacturing and service operations – enabled by IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, etc. – is a powerful mean for effective SCRM&R, but also the source of emerging threats that will ultimately re-shape the risk profiles of future supply chains. The project aims at generating theoretically and practically relevant knowledge to foster the diffusion of smart-resilient supply chains, answering the following key research questions:
- How does supply chain complexity (structural and dynamic) influence supply chain resilience?
- How do different operations strategies shape the vulnerability and resilience profiles of supply chain?
- What is the relationship between higher maturity levels of Supply Chain Risk Management and Business Continuity Management and supply chain resilience?
- How to leverage emerging digital technologies to build resilient supply chains?
We combine qualitative and quantitative research methods investigating supply chains in different domains, from energy to manufacturing, from healthcare to humanitarian aid.
OUTPUTS & IMPACTS
- Lapko Y., Trucco P., “Influence of power regimes on identification and mitigation of material criticality: The case of platinum group metals in the automotive sector”, Resources Policy. Available on line 15 September. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.08.008.
- Trucco P., Petrenj B., Birkie S. E., “Assessing supply chain resilience upon Critical Infrastructure disruptions: a multilevel simulation modelling approach”, in Supply Chain Risk Management: Advanced Tools, Models, and Developments, Khojasteh Y. (Ed), pp. 311-334, 2018. Springer.
- Lisi A., Sabri Y., Trucco P., “Profiling the Resilience of the Blood Service Supply Chain: Lean versus Agile”, 25th EurOMA Conference, pp. 1-10. June 24-26, 2018, Budapest, Hungary.
- Trucco P., Birkie S., Negri A., “The influence of structural and dynamic complexity factors on supply chain resilience: A qualitative study”, 25th EurOMA Conference, pp. 1-10. June 24-26, 2018, Budapest, Hungary.
- Birkie S., Trucco P., Fernandez Campos P., “Effectiveness of resilience capabilities in mitigating disruptions: leveraging on supply chain structural complexity” Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol 22, N. 6, 2017, pp. 506-521.
- Lapko Y, Trucco P., Nuur C., “The business perspective on materials criticality: evidence from manufacturers”, Resources Policy, Vol. 50, 2016, pp. 93-107.
- Sarker S., Engwall M., Trucco P., Feldmann A., “Internal Visibility of External Supplier Risks and the Dynamics of Risk Management Silos”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 63, Issue: 4, 2016, pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2016.2596144
- Birkie S., Trucco P., Kaulio M., “Disentangling core functions of Operational Resilience: A critical review of extant literature”, Int. Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience. Vol. 1. N. 1, 2014, pp. 76-103.
- Arena M., Azzone G., Cagno E., Silvestri A., Trucco P., “A model for operationalizing ERM in project-based operations through dynamic capabilities”, International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, pp. 178-197.
- Trucco P., De Ambroggi M., Vaezi A., A state of the art report on the external dimension of dependencies and interdependencies of EU critical infrastructures, Joint Research Centre – European Commission, Catalogue number LB-NA-26369-EN-N, ISBN: 978-92-79-34811-2, ISSN: 1831-9424, DOI: 10.2788/42105. 2013.