Supply chain resilience analysis: a Brazilian automotive case

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Luiz Felipe Scavarda
Paula Santos Ceryno
Silvio Pires
Katja Klingebiel


Supply chain (SC) resilience and flexibility are important research topics receiving growing attention. However, the academic literature needs empirical studies on SC resilience capable of investigating the inter-organizational components of flexibility along different tiers. Therefore, this paper analyzes the main lack of flexibilities in three Brazilian automotive SCs that limit their resilience and therefore their capacity to better support and meet the demand changes in the marketplace. A multi-tier case study approach is adopted. Research findings identify lack of flexibilities in different tiers that inhibit the SC resilience as well as manufacturing and SC flexibilities that build SC resilience. The findings also highlight that the same SC may have the flexibility to be resilient for one of its products but not for another product, what sheds new lights on the academic literature. Finally, flexible SCs should be designed to increase SC resilience to cope with mishaps as significant demand changes.


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SCAVARDA, L. F.; CERYNO, P. S.; PIRES, S.; KLINGEBIEL, K. Supply chain resilience analysis: a Brazilian automotive case. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 55, n. 3, p. 304–313, 2015. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 may. 2024.