In today economical environment, supply failure has become the first supply chain risk. Common methods employed to manage supply risk are buffer-oriented methods, where buffering may concern time, capacity, inventories. These methods represent only a shield against risk and contribute to raise overall costs. A more effective method to reduce supply risk is to deeply analyze its sources and consequently undertake behavior-based strategies in order to eliminate or reduce this risk, focusing on the supplier process rather than on its outcomes. Thus, the scope of this PhD project is the supply risk and the methods that allow its impact and its occurrence probability reduction. The main object is the definition of an evaluation model to analyze the impact of buffer-based methods and behavior-based strategies on supply risk and on firm performance.
Contact: Fabiana Pirola – firstname.lastname@example.org