Disruption & Supply Chain Coping

Supply chain planning decides on directing commodity flows in the SC to efficiently balance supply and demand at the aggregate level in the medium-term planning horizon subject to a given facility location structure, capacities, customer demand, and order quantities.

With greater role of IoT, new normal and customer awareness SC disruptions occurred in greater frequency and intensity, and thus with greater consequences. Such disruptive risks represent a new challenge for SC managers who face the ripple effect subject to structural disruptions in the SC. The ripple effect describes the disruption propagation, the impact of a disruption on SC performance and the disruption-based scope of changes in the SC structures.