From Chris Voss
Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of Operations Management
The Effects of COVID-19 on Global Supply Chains:
Responsiveness, Resilience, and Restoration (3Rs)
Background and Objectives:
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) first occurred in China in late 2019, and by March 2020 it had spread to all parts of the world and been declared a pandemic. The rapid and wide spread of the virus created huge uncertainties in demands and disruptions in global supply chains.
What can we learn from the innovative practices and experiences of dealing with such a large-scale disruption in supply chains? What are the key lessons learned in terms of selecting and managing supplier/customer relationships, designing global supply networks, and adopting new digital technologies and big data analytics. What are the long term impacts of COVID-19 on the structures of global supply chains and the strategic positioning of major supply chain players?
This special issue will focus on analyzing the new practices of logistics and supply chain management (SCM) deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will try to uncover the key success factors and lessons from these innovative practices, and from existing literature on humanitarian supply chain and logistics management, disaster relief management, humanitarian response capacity assessment, demand forecasting and order planning, supply network assessment), and logistical operations for epidemic control.
We aim to gain deeper understanding of how the adoption of technological innovations, business model innovations, and innovations in collaboration mechanisms and methods of operations improvement/optimization helps companies enhance responsiveness, resilience, and restoration (3Rs) in supply chains. How the 3Rs can advance a firm's sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace, and how COVID-19 will impact global supply chain network design and the positioning of key players from different countries after the pandemic.
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