Global supply chains are getting increasingly dispersed, and hence, more complex. This has also made them more vulnerable to disruptions and risks. As a result, there is a constant need to reconfigure/redesign them to ensure competitiveness. However, the relevant aspects/facets for doing so are fragmented and scattered across the literature. This study reviews the literature to develop a holistic understanding of the key considerations (environment, cost, efficiency and risks) in designing/redesigning global supply chains. This understanding is then applied to assess the global supply chain network of a leading multinational tire manufacturing firm; also to provide recommendations on redesigning it. The study has significant practical and research implications for global supply chain management.
|Title of host publication
|Circular Economy for the Management of Operations
|Anil Kumar, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
|Place of Publication
|CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
|Number of pages
|Published - 16 Dec 2020