This paper aims at providing the key aspects regarding vulnerability of supply chains and the way to make them more resilient. After having identified the most common threats affecting supply chains integrity, the success factors to build a resilient supply chain are provided. For instance, in the fashion goods context, particular phenomena cause unpredictable behaviours in the demand, so generating vulnerability in the relative supply chain. A KPIs methodology for studying the behaviour of these supply chains under these phenomena is proposed. This research represents the basis for a future work that will end up with the elaboration of a System Dynamics model able to reproduce the most significant dynamics of short life cycle products, such as electronic devices, with the goal of providing innovative solutions to make this kind of supply chains more resilient.
Objectives and perspectives for improving resiliency in Supply Chains / Briano, E.; Caballini, C.; Giribone, Pietro; Revetria, Roberto. - In: WSEAS TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS. - ISSN 1109-2777. - STAMPA. - 9 issue 2(2010), pp. 136-145.