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Journal of Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 203)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 111)
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Urban, Planning and Transport Research     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Transportation Research Record : Journal of the Transportation Research Board     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Transportation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Transport Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Transport Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Public Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sustainable Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Economics of Transportation     Partially Free   (Followers: 16)
Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Transportation Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Transport     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Transportation Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IET Electrical Systems in Transportation     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies on Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Supply Chain Management Science (JSCMS)     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Advanced Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Transport & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR)     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Transport History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
EURO Journal of Transportation and Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Sport, Education and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IET Intelligent Transport Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Modern Transportation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Sport & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Travel Behaviour and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Transportation Safety & Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Pervasive and Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mobile Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Modern Transportation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Mobility in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Transportation Research Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Mechatronics, Electrical Power, and Vehicular Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Mobilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Applied Logistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Logistics & Sustainable Transport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transportation Letters : The International Journal of Transportation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Transport and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Vehicular Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Research in Transportation Business and Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Transport Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transactions on Transport Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
World Electric Vehicle Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Transportation and Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Transportation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
TRANSPORTES     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Transportation Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Packaging, Transport, Storage & Security of Radioactive Material     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sport, Ethics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Big Data Analytics in Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Transportation Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Intelligent and Connected Vehicles     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Transportation Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
eTransportation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportmetrica B : Transport Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Danish Journal of Transportation Research / Dansk Tidsskrift for Transportforskning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Transport Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Ocean Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Decision Making : Applications in Management and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportation Geotechnics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Romanian Journal of Transport Infrastructure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Services Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Les Dossiers du Grihl     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Synthesis Lectures on Mobile and Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Emission Control Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Recherche Transports Sécurité     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Maritime Transport Research     Open Access  
Communications in Transportation Research     Open Access  
IET Smart Cities     Open Access  
Journal on Vehicle Routing Algorithms     Hybrid Journal  
Transportation in Developing Economies     Hybrid Journal  
Vehicles     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering     Open Access  
Transportation Systems and Technology     Open Access  
LOGI ? Scientific Journal on Transport and Logistics     Open Access  
Promet : Traffic &Transportation     Open Access  
IFAC-PapersOnLine     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Транспортні системи та технології перевезень     Open Access  
Geosystem Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Logistique & Management     Hybrid Journal  
IATSS Research     Open Access  
Transport in Porous Media     Hybrid Journal  

           

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.821
Citation Impact (citeScore): 4
Number of Followers: 11  
 
Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal   * Containing 3 Open Access Open Access article(s) in this issue *
ISSN (Print) 0960-0035 - ISSN (Online) 1747-3691
Published by Emerald Homepage  [360 journals]
  • Examining the impact of service recovery resilience in the context of
           product replacement: the roles of perceived procedural and interactional
           justice

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      Authors: Ivan Russo , Nicolò Masorgo , David Gligor
      Abstract: Given increasing customer expectations and disturbances to product returns management, capabilities such as supply chain resilience (SCR) can complement service recovery strategies in retail supply chains. This study utilizes procedural justice theory (PJT) to conceptualize service recovery resilience as a capability that allows firms to meet customer requirements when dealing with disruptions, and empirically investigates its impact on procedural and interactional justice and customer outcomes (i.e. satisfaction and loyalty) in the context of product replacement. This research employs two scenario-based experiments using a sample of 368 customers to explore the outcomes associated with service recovery resilience. The investigation shows more satisfied and loyal customers when a retail supply chain can overcome service recovery challenges through SCR. The study shows that customers evaluate not only the process itself, but also their interactions with the retailer. Specifically, procedural justice and interactional justice have a significant influence on these relationships. This study proposes service recovery resilience as a concept that bridges service recovery theory with supply chain strategy in the unique context of product replacement. Further, this study also notes how information enhances customer satisfaction with the retailer's effort to address disturbances in the recovery process. Finally, this study informs managers on the capabilities needed to face new customers' needs.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-08-16
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2021-0301
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • A resource-based perspective of the interplay between organizational
           learning and supply chain resilience

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      Authors: Enes Eryarsoy , Alev Özer Torgalöz , Mehmet Fatih Acar , Selim Zaim
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to shed light on the impact of intangible resources, such as organizational learning (OL), organizational agility (OA) and organizational innovativeness (OI), on supply chain resilience (SCR). For this, a theoretical model is developed to analyze the development of relationships between chosen resource variables. This study is based on a cross-sectional questionnaire. Survey data were collected from 180 businesses including only medium to senior level managers to ensure a thorough understanding about the company's inner workings and supply chain (SC). The validity of the model is determined using structural equation modeling (SEM) and tested using lavaan package in R. The findings indicate a statistically significant relationship between OL and SCR. Two organizational resource constructs, OI and OA, are found to have a strong mediating effect on this relationship. OL ability mediated by OA and OI results in increased SCR. The data cover multiple sectors but are collected from one country. The dataset is also limited in that it is collected from mid- to high-level managers working on manufacturing and supply chain-related departments. The authors believe that the results of this study will guide both managers and academics in developing effective measures to avoid SC disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other comparable risks. This is the first study that examines the relationship between OL and SCR. Prior studies have examined the relationship between OA and SCR. However, OL and OI, in particular, have not featured frequently in SCR-related studies. In this regard, this research is also unique in that it examines the mediating role of OA and OI in the relationship between OL and SCR.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-07-11
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2021-0299
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Resilience in healthcare supply chains: a review of the UK’s
           response to the COVID19 pandemic

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      Authors: Emmanuel Sawyerr , Christian Harrison
      Abstract: The purpose of this explorative research is to analyse the resilience of the United Kingdom's (UK) healthcare supply chains from a customer’s perspective in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. Using the capabilities of preparedness, robustness, recovery and adaptability as the foundational percept for supply chain resilience, 22 healthcare professionals in 17 of the UK's National Health Scheme (NHS) Trusts were interviewed to explore their personal and organisational approaches adopted relative to the provision of eye protection, gloves, gowns, aprons, masks and respirators. The Dynamic Capabilities View is mapped to the resilience capabilities and used to analyse the data from a transformational supply chain research perspective. The supply chains were largely unprepared, which was not particularly surprising even though the availability of gloves was significantly better compared to the other personal protective equipment (PPE). Techniques adopted to ensure robustness and recovery revealed the use of unsanctioned methods such as extended use of PPE beyond recommended use, redefinition of guidelines, protocols and procedures by infection control and the use of expired PPE – all of which compromised customer well-being. As the paper views resilience through the lens of customers, it does not provide the perspectives of the supply chain practitioners as to the reasons for the findings and the challenges within these supply chains. The compromise of the well-being of healthcare workers due to the vulnerabilities of healthcare supply chains is highlighted to managers and prescriptions for post-disruption adaptability are made. This paper introduces transformative research to supply chain resilience research by uniquely looking at resilience from the customers' well-being perspective.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-07-11
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-09-2021-0403
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • A large-scale real-world comparative study using pre-COVID lockdown and
           post-COVID lockdown data on predicting shipment times of therapeutics in
           e-pharmacy supply chains

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      Authors: Mahesh Babu Mariappan , Kanniga Devi , Yegnanarayanan Venkataraman , Samuel Fosso Wamba
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to present a large-scale real-world comparative study using pre-COVID lockdown data versus post-COVID lockdown data on predicting shipment times of therapeutic supplies in e-pharmacy supply chains and show that our proposed methodology is robust to lockdown effects. The researchers used organic data of over 5.9 million records of therapeutic shipments, with 2.87 million records collected pre-COVID lockdown and 3.03 million records collected post-COVID lockdown. The researchers built various Machine Learning (ML) classifier models on the two datasets, namely, Random Forest (RF), Extra Trees (XRT), Decision Tree (DT), Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP), XGBoost (XGB), CatBoost (CB), Linear Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) and the Linear Naïve Bayes (NB). Then, the researchers stacked these base models and built meta models on top of them. Further, the researchers performed a detailed comparison of the performances of ML models on pre-COVID lockdown and post-COVID lockdown datasets. The proposed approach attains performance of 93.5% on real-world post-COVID lockdown data and 91.35% on real-world pre-COVID lockdown data. In contrast, the turn-around times (TAT) provided by therapeutic supply logistics providers are 62.91% accurate compared to reality in post-COVID lockdown times and 73.68% accurate compared to reality pre-COVID lockdown times. Hence, it is clear that while the TAT provided by logistics providers has deteriorated in the post-pandemic business climate, the proposed method is robust to handle pandemic lockdown effects on e-pharmacy supply chains. The implication of the study provides a novel ML-based framework for predicting the shipment times of therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines, and it is robust to COVID-19 lockdown effects. E-pharmacy companies can readily adopt the proposed approach to enhance their supply chain management (SCM) capabilities and build resilience during COVID lockdown times. The present study is one of the first to perform a large-scale real-world comparative analysis on predicting therapeutic supply shipment times in the e-pharmacy supply chain with novel ML ensemble stacking, obtaining robust results in these COVID lockdown times.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-07-05
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-05-2021-0192
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Forming post-COVID supply chains: does supply chain managers' social
           network affect resilience'

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      Authors: Ethan Nikookar , Yoshio Yanadori
      Abstract: Rethinking how to build resilience in supply chains is once again highlighted by COVID-19. Research on supply chain resilience has established flexibility as a firm-level antecedent that contributes to supply chain resilience. However, the authors know little about how supply chain flexibility is developed within a firm. Drawing on social capital theory, the authors claim that the way supply chain managers are embedded in their social networks plays a critical role in developing this antecedent. Specifically, the authors hypothesize that supply chain managers' structural and relational embeddedness in their reference network, comprised of individuals from whom they seek advice, is instrumental to developing supply chain flexibility, which subsequently enhances the firm's supply chain resilience. Survey data collected from 485 manufacturing firms in Australia and Hayes and Preacher's (2014) parallel multiple mediator model were employed to empirically test the hypotheses. The findings of the study establish that supply chain managers' structural and relational embeddedness in their reference network indeed have implications for developing supply chain resilience. Furthermore, the mediator through which managers' social embeddedness influences supply chain resilience is identified in the current study. The study contributes to the extant literature on supply chain resilience, investigating the role that supply chain managers' social capital play in developing the resilience of their firm.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-06-28
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-05-2021-0167
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Did COVID-19 change the rules of the game for supply chain
           resilience' The effects of learning culture and supplier trust

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      Authors: Mehmet Fatih Acar , Alev Özer Torgalöz , Enes Eryarsoy , Selim Zaim
      Abstract: This paper aims to clarify the effects of learning culture and trust on supply chain resilience (SCR) and to investigate their role specifically during COVID-19 pandemic to aid decision-makers. For this, a conceptual model proposing relations between variables was developed. The focal point of this research is to investigate the relationship between organizational learning culture (OLC) and SCR, and the mediating effect of supplier trust (ST) in the relationship before and during a pandemic. This study relies on a unique dataset collected through two separate cross-sectional surveys corresponding to pre- and during-pandemic times that were conducted at the same time. The questionnaire was collected from 245 medium- to senior-level managers, to ensure a thorough understanding about the company’s inner workings and supply chain (SC). To test the proposed research model, the authors processed their data and model using lavaan package in R. The findings show that OLC and ST have positive and significant effects on SCR. Furthermore, learning culture also triggers ST. Thus, it is ST that explained, as a mediator, the positive effects of OLC on SCR. All these findings are similar for both before and after the pandemic. A critical finding is about the effect of size (small vs. large) and ownership (local vs. multinational). The analysis suggests that during pandemic multinational companies and larger organizations exhibit higher SCR than their counterparts. First, responses to the questionnaire were collected from only one country. Cross-cultural comparisons can be made by collecting data from different countries in future research. Second, the data were obtained from companies operating in different sectors, with a majority in manufacturing. It is possible to obtain more specific findings by analyzing responses from a specific industry. Third, results of this study reflect responses of only SC and manufacturing managers, but other departments such as marketing or finance can also complement the findings. Finally, several other organizational variables may be factored in as moderators to enrich the conceptual model. The authors believe that findings of this research will guide shareholders and managers to develop effective strategies in order to prevent SC disruptions during similar risk/shock scenarios. Similar to earlier research, this study considers the importance of ST on SCR. But this study differs in analyzing the effects of OLC on SCR directly and in taking the mediating effect of ST into account. The authors test the strengths of these relationships individually before and during COVID-19 pandemic. Under pandemic conditions, the authors present empirical evidence on the effects of organizational learning and ST on SCR. In contrast to previous research on SCR, this study connotes the importance of an organization’s internal dynamic capabilities in developing resilience.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-06-28
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-05-2021-0204
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • How did supply chain networks handle the COVID-19 pandemic' Empirical
           evidence from an automotive case study

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      Authors: Alexander Spieske , Maximilian Gebhardt , Matthias Kopyto , Hendrik Birkel , Evi Hartmann
      Abstract: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic unveiled resilience deficits in supply chains. Scholars and practitioners aim to identify supply chain resilience (SCRES) measures suitable for this unique disruption; however, empirical evidence on a pandemic's specific characteristics, resulting challenges, and suitable countermeasures is scarce. A single-case study on an automotive supply chain network (ASCN), including eight nodes, was conducted. Based on current research and interviews with 35 experts, characteristic pandemic challenges for the ASCN were identified. Moreover, promising SCRES measures were determined along the most prominent SCRES levers. The findings lead to five central propositions and advance organizational information processing theory in the context of SCRES. This study’s results confirm unique pandemic characteristics along the supply chain disruption's duration, severity, propagation, and volatility. The resulting unprecedented challenges made the ASCN apply novel SCRES measures, particularly regarding collaboration and risk management culture. However, well-known visibility and flexibility strategies were also suitable. Overall, agility and collaboration measures showed the highest capacity to address characteristic pandemic challenges. A lack of preparedness impeded some measures' application, calling for enhanced proactive risk management following the pandemic. This paper addresses several research calls by providing in-depth empirical evidence on hitherto conceptually researched pandemic characteristics, challenges, and suitable SCRES measures from a network perspective. The study uncovers the different perceptions of individual tiers, emphasizing the need to analyze supply chain disruptions from multiple angles.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-06-09
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2021-0231
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The interplay between relationships, technologies and organizational
           structures in enhancing supply chain resilience: empirical evidence from a
           Delphi study

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      Authors: Christoph Küffner , Matthias Kopyto , Annika Judith Wohlleber , Evi Hartmann
      Abstract: COVID-19 has highlighted the need to reflect on how firms should improve their supply chains (SCs) to enhance agility and robustness. Recent studies focus more on the short-term rather than on the long-term developments and lack insights regarding the enhancement of supply chain resilience (SCRES) based on the interplay between multiple levers. Therefore, using a long-term perspective, this research evaluates the interaction between three SCRES levers – relationships, technologies and organizational structures – to improve SCRES. Based on an extensive literature review, multiple interviews and workshops, 13 future projections were developed. These projections were assessed using a two-round Delphi study that included 83 international experts from industry, academia and politics/associations to determine the probability of occurrence by 2035, their impact on SCRES and their desirability. This study provides empirical evidence that the long-term enhancement of SCRES is achieved through the interplay of multiple levers rather than unilateral optimization. The study suggests that, by 2035, collaboration between SC partners will be a key factor for SCRES enhancement. Additionally, SC stakeholders should be aware that failing to invest in digital technologies will negatively impact the agility and robustness of future SCs. Furthermore, humans are expected to continue to play a major role, given that relationship-oriented tasks are perceived to remain important. This paper adds to current literature, describing how SCRES can be improved in the long term through the interplay of multiple levers and the combination of robust and agile elements. Considering the importance of ensuring resilient SCs, this paper provides valuable insights for academics and practitioners.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-05-10
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2021-0303
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Disentangling the multifaceted effects of supply base complexity on supply
           chain agility and resilience

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      Authors: Emanuela Delbufalo
      Abstract: The study investigates how supply base structural complexity influences both supply chain agility and resilience. It employs Normal Accident Theory and Portfolio Theory to disentangle the effects of three structural facets of complexity – numerousness; technical and functional diversity; geographical distribution of suppliers – on the two capabilities simultaneously. The study is grounded in the Italian footwear industry. 31 manufacturing firms with their global supply base have provided a cross-sectional time series database over a 10-year period (310 observations). The results show that supply base numerousness has nonlinear effects on both supply chain agility and resilience. The directions of these effects are opposites. They also show that supply base diversity has an inverted U-shaped effect on supply chain agility while it is insignificant for resilience. Finally, the results show that suppliers' geographical dispersion is detrimental to both capabilities. This is the first study that considers the multifaceted effects of supply base complexity on both supply chain agility and resilience. In doing so, it also sheds light on some of the most common trade-offs that firms address when they seek a balance between different strategies, such as increasing agility without damaging supply base resilience and vice versa. Considering the resource constraints firms normally face, by disentangling the dual effects of each complexity facet, this study helps decision-makers to develop scalability and leverage the supply base characteristics in order to survive and prosper in uncertain markets.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-04-11
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2021-0302
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Implementing social sustainability through market pressures:
           an inter-organizational network analysis in the Pakistani apparel supply
           chain

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      Authors: Enrico Fontana , Muhammad Atif , Mark Heuer
      Abstract: This article encourages novel approaches in the SSCM literature to create transformative change for workers in developing countries' apparel supply chains. It examines how suppliers' implementation of social sustainability is moderated by buyers' pressures (through dyadic ties) and by similar suppliers' pressures (through extended ties). The article adopts a qualitative method design based on fieldwork and 21 face-to-face interviews with suppliers' senior managers. The data were collected between 2017 and 2020 in the factory premises of suppliers in Pakistan. This article distinguishes the pressures that moderate suppliers' implementation of social sustainability positively (top-down encouragement, informal exchange and competitive convergence) and negatively (unrewarded commitment) through social ties. Hence, it shows how suppliers experience constrained proactivity as a state of tension. The article primarily contributes to the SSCM literature by informing how similar suppliers' pressures in the business community constitute important processes of social governance and are key to create transformative change upstream in apparel supply chains. Against this backdrop, it cautions about buyers' opposite pressures and misuse of their negotiation power, which indirectly holds back and dilutes transformative change.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2022-02-04
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-07-2021-0265
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The effect of type of company doing home delivery during a pandemic on
           consumers' quality perceptions and behavior

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      Authors: Reza Movarrei , Sara Rezaee Vessal , Saeedeh Rezaee Vessal , Jaakko Aspara
      Abstract: In the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers increasingly opt for, or are forced to, use home delivery services. The authors study retailers' decisions regarding “delivery mode”, which is about outsourcing (vs. insourcing) the delivery service to a traditional delivery company or an unbranded carrier and its effects on consumers' perceived overall quality, perceived hygienic quality, and subsequently, willingness to stay with the firm beyond the pandemic. A pre-test, an experiment and a post-test were conducted with participants from the UK (Total N = 380). The results of this study show that (1) in a pandemic, perceived hygienic quality overshadows perceived service quality as a key determinant of consumers' choices, and (2) while consumers have a relatively negative view of the hygienic level of unbranded carriers, they do not differentiate between traditional delivery carriers and retailer-branded carriers. Thus, they are equally interested in using the services of the latter ones. This study shows that during a health crisis, consumers change their hierarchy of motivations to reflect the new protection motivations. The authors usher perceived hygienic quality as a variable that should be seriously considered as both a tactical and a strategic variable affecting the attractiveness of alternative home delivery methods and consumers' intentions to continue using them after the pandemic.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2021-12-20
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-08-2020-0272
      Issue No: Vol. 52 , No. 11 (2021)
       
  • Packaging paradoxes in food supply chains: exploring characteristics,
           underlying reasons and management strategies

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      Authors: Henrik Pålsson , Erik Sandberg
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore different types of packaging paradoxes and the reasons for their existence in food supply chains. The research uses a multiple case study approach with rich empirical data from seven leading companies in Swedish food supply chains. The research uses coding and a paradox theory lens to analyse packaging paradoxes, both within and between companies in a supply chain. The paper provides a novel theoretical lens which uses comprehensive empirical data to identify and categorise four types of packaging paradoxes on two system levels in food supply chains. It presents detailed descriptions of, and underlying reasons for, the paradoxes. It also discusses strategies required to manage packaging paradoxes. Future research should confirm and extend the findings in this study by incorporating data from companies in other countries. It should cover the importance of paradoxes, their impact on company performance and innovation, and how different paradoxes are related to each other. It should also investigate strategies to manage paradoxes further. The findings should help companies acknowledge and identify management principles for packaging paradoxes in food supply chains. It is the first study which systematically explores packaging paradoxes in food supply chains. The study offers a new approach to understand the complexity of packaging decisions in food supply chains. It contributes to the packaging logistics literature by extending theoretical knowledge about conflicts of interest related to packaging. The management discussion offers initial insights into management of packaging paradoxes and directions for future research.
      Citation: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
      PubDate: 2021-09-06
      DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-09-2019-0270
      Issue No: Vol. 52 , No. 11 (2021)
       
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