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A framework to build a resilient supply chain: a case study of Javanese tea in Indonesia

Megita Ryanjani Tanuputri (United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan) (Department of Agroindustrial Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Hu Bai (Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 8 May 2023

Issue publication date: 1 December 2023




Determining vulnerability and resilience is necessary to develop sustainable agribusiness. The purpose of this study is to clarify and understand the current condition and problems in the tea supply chain and to develop a framework on how to build a sustainable and resilient tea supply chain.


This study is a case study analysis which develops an integrated framework to build a resilient tea supply chain. It evaluates and extends the current knowledge of Javanese tea by applying business process analysis to understand the situation.


This paper develops an integrated and conceptual framework on how to build resilient supply chain by considering five broad factors: vulnerability analysis, assessment of assets, supply chain collaboration, control mechanism from government and outcome.

Research limitations/implications

The framework provides a conceptual view but limited to field surveys in Central Java Province. This study could increase the general understanding of tea supply chain in Indonesia and its major problems and challenges.

Practical implications

The framework also highlights different stakeholder's organizational constraints and issues, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The business process analysis and conceptual framework offer an expanded and in-depth explanation on how organizations respond to the changing conditions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.



This paper forms part of a special section “Papers from the 25th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL)”, guest edited by Drs K.S. Pawar, Andrew Potter and Chandra Lalwani.

This study was supported by the Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant 2020 from The Japan Science Society. The authors also thank to PT Pagilaran, especially, and all respondents for their assistance and support during field survey, and to Ms. Dani Ralisnawati and Ms. Adinda Bunga for helping in data collection.


Tanuputri, M.R. and Bai, H. (2023), "A framework to build a resilient supply chain: a case study of Javanese tea in Indonesia", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 1629-1648.



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