Journal article

Operations/supply chain management in a new world context

D Samson

Operations Management Research | Springer Verlag | Published : 2020


After some decades of relative stability, admittedly with some turbulent events such as the 2008–10 global financial crisis, many operations and supply chains had reached a relatively mature state of stability in late 2019. The current pandemic has placed a lot of stress on many systems and many people, and seems to be exacerbating the world’s focus on many other challenges that were simmering or growing. These provide in aggregate a new set of challenges for the whole world of work and its economies, and within that for the design of operations and supply chains. Going forward, and ultimately with the pandemic behind us, economic conditions will be changed for a long time, and hence the con..

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