An Assessment of Supply Chain Resilience in Catastrophic Events: A Case of South Africa

Ifije Ohiomah, Nita Sukdeo, Clinton Aigbavboa

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Abstract

The objectives of this study are to explore the effects of disruption events on the manufacturing supply chain and investigate the strategies to minimise the impact of disruption events. A survey of professionals involved in supply chain and have dealt with disruptions in the supply chain was carried out with the aid of a well-structured questionnaire. A mean item score was carried out and the findings from the analysis of the effect of catastrophic events to manufacturing supply chain revealed death and injuries. Furthermore, Creation of risk management that include top leadership and strong integration/teamwork, using information technology are the main strategies to minimise the impacts of catastrophic events on manufacturing supply chain. The study recommended that organisations in the manufacturing industry can use the strategies to minimise the impact of future catastrophic events on Manufacturing supply chain for creating resilient manufacturing industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Production Management and Process Control, and Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, 2021
EditorsStefan Trzcielinski, Beata Mrugalska, Waldemar Karwowski, Emilio Rossi, Massimo Di Nicolantonio
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages223-230
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030804619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAHFE Conferences on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Production Management and Process Control, and Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume274
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conferences on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Production Management and Process Control, and Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Manufacturing
  • Resilience
  • South Africa
  • Supply chain
  • Supply chain resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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