Collaborative recovery from supply chain disruptions

  • Marie Katharina Brüning
Part of the Advanced Studies in Supply Management book series (ASSM)


Today’s supply chains are increasingly global and highly interconnected while aiming at the same time to lower inventory levels and shorten lead times. This combination leaves companies in supply chains more vulnerable to disruptions. The sharing of resources among supply chain actors is introduced as a method to recover quickly from disruptions. This research draws insights from relational view theory and adopts a multi-methodological approach. Case studies and expert interviews are used to develop a framework of promoting factors and effects of collaborative resource sharing in the context of supply chain risk management. The framework is tested empirically through a survey among 216 supply chain managers. We use a structural equation model to show that sharing both human and production resources increases the supply chain resilience. Trust and commitment are identified as main promoting factors. These empirical findings have implications for supply risk chain managers considering the implementation of joint risk management activities. The research also provides impulses for further empirical research in the fields of supply chain risk management and industrial relationships.


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  • Marie Katharina Brüning
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  1. 1.Jacobs University BremenBremenDeutschland

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