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A conceptual framework for the analysis of vulnerability in supply chains

Göran Svensson (Växjö University, School of Management and Economics, and Göteborg University, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Sweden)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 November 2000

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Abstract

A conceptual framework for the analysis of vulnerability in supply chains is developed. The conceptual framework is limited to the inbound logistic flow of manufacturers. The study has been performed as a two‐step process. Step one explores the concept of vulnerability from the point of view of an inductive approach. The conceptual framework is generated and based on the empirical findings from a case study of a Swedish car manufacturer in the automotive industry. Step two is deductive in terms of testing in other industries the generated conceptual framework that originates from step one. The conceptual framework consists of two dimensions, namely categories of disturbance and sources of disturbance. Principally, categories of disturbance are divided into quantitative and qualitative disturbances. Sources of disturbance are divided into atomistic (direct) and holistic (indirect) disturbances. In addition, the specific criteria of an inbound logistic flow indicate how vulnerability in supply chains is proposed to be analysed according to the developed conceptual framework of vulnerability.

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Svensson, G. (2000), "A conceptual framework for the analysis of vulnerability in supply chains", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 30 No. 9, pp. 731-750. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030010351444

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