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Managing major supply chain disruptions: Suggested strategies for SMEs

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 23 December 2022

Issue publication date: 5 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

Supply chain disruption during a severe crisis has serious implications for SMEs in the grocery-retail sector. Affected firms must use information and communications technology to enhance collaboration with key supply chain partners so that closer links can be formed. Appropriate business strategies can help increase the flexibility of SMEs, reduce their dependency on external partners and better equip them to meet the challenge.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives, strategists and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2023), "Managing major supply chain disruptions: Suggested strategies for SMEs", Strategic Direction, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 7-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-11-2022-0146

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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