Resilience and agility in supply chain management
Ανθεκτικότητα και αποδοτικότητα στη διαχείρηση της εφοδιαστικής αλυσίδας
Nowadays supply chain uncertainty is increasing due to the global crisis and the fast changing technology. Companies use different strategies so as to build agile supply chains, increasing in this way resilience, aiming to acquire agility and flexibility of the supply chain under the present circumstances. Fierce competition amongst business sectors necessitates adapting modern supply chain management philosophies. Agility, flexibility as well as resilience have become the key success factors in satisfying global business needs. In order to remain competitive in the turbulent marketplace, industries should focus on improving overall performance of the supply chain network. The present thesis tries to examine the parameters that contribute and compose the supply chain management, taking into consideration the fact that supply chain performance depends on the measures and methods adopted. Through the study of various parameters as well as the thorough examination of the issues, case studies and comparisons, we try to reach as a conclusion up to which point the resilience and agility of supply chain management intervenes in order to strengthen, contribute positively and play a determinant role to the overall logistics management.