Supply Chain Challenges with Complex Adaptive System Perspective

  • Abla Chaouni Benabdellah
  • Imane Bouhaddou
  • Asmaa Benghabrit
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


At first glance, a supply chain is a complex system, since a slight change in one activity may cause tremors everywhere. In fact, the system is an interconnected autonomous entity that makes choices to survive, to evolve, and to be self-organized over time. Within a dynamic environment, several disciplines have adopted the Complex Adaptive System (CAS) perspective. Hence, the main purpose of this paper is to explore the supply chain as a CAS. In addition, using the complexity theory, the knowledge gained from this matching can be beneficial for supply chain to move from the static and the isolated field to dynamic and connected one.


Supply chain complexity Complex adaptive system (CAS) Organizational approach Analytic and simulation models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abla Chaouni Benabdellah
    • 1
  • Imane Bouhaddou
    • 1
  • Asmaa Benghabrit
    • 2
  1. 1.LM2I Laboratory ENSAMMoulay Ismail UniversityMeknesMorocco
  2. 2.LMAID Laboratory, ENSMRMohamed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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