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Mohamed El Abdellaoui and Gilles Pache
''Effects of disruptive events within the supply chain on perceived logistics performance''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.1 )
This paper attempts to evaluate the possible effects of disruptive incidents on logistics performance as perceived by supply chain members. A conceptual model derived from a literature review identifies five sources of risks related to supply, demand, transportation, and infrastructures, along with socio-political and ecology risk, which engender five hypotheses. To test these hypotheses, an empirical study was conducted on 286 companies in an emerging country that is undertaking a continuous improvement process in supply chain management. The conceptual model is evaluated using structural equation modelling and partial least squares regression. The results confirm the presence of clear causality between disruptive events and logistics performance (significant negative effects of disruptive events on logistics performance), particularly regarding supply, demand, transportation and infrastructures. However, disruptive events linked to socio-political and ecological risk do not affect logistics performance, according to the decision makers interviewed.
Keywords: Demand risk; Flow monitoring; Infrastructure risk; Logistics performance; Partial least squares (PLS) regression; Socio-political and ecological risk; Structural equation modelling (SEM); Supply chain risk management; Supply risk; Transportation risk
JEL: M1 - Business Administration: General
Manuscript Received : Sep 12 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Jan 10 2019

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