Sustainable Supply Chains Versus Safety and Resilience

  • Tomasz Nowakowski
  • George Scroubelos
  • Agnieszka TubisEmail author
  • Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska
  • Maciej Chlebus
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This chapter is focused on the investigation of the main concepts of supply chain resilience, vulnerability, risk, and safety in relation to the supply chain sustainability management. Moreover, the fundamental differences between these definitions are discussed. Thus, in the introduction section the authors discuss the main definitions of sustainable supply chain management and define the main relations between the investigated concepts. Later, the disruption event definition is explained. In the third section, the literature review on supply chain resilience, vulnerability, risk, and safety is given. The authors underline the main perspectives and contexts of these concepts definitions. The performed state of the art gives the possibility to define the main relations between these concepts and sustainable supply chain management. The case study conducted in the automotive company presents the main classification of disruption events that can occur during the production processes performance. The conducted analysis gives the possibility to highlight the necessity of performing the multidimensional analysis performance in order to properly manage sustainable supply chain. The work ends up with conclusions and directions for further research.


Supply chain management Resilience engineering Risk analysis Hazard event 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Nowakowski
    • 1
  • George Scroubelos
    • 2
  • Agnieszka Tubis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska
    • 1
  • Maciej Chlebus
    • 1
  1. 1.Wroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.EFNMS H&S CommitteeAthensGreece

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