Supply chain resource dependency and risk mitigation strategies for manufacturing companies

Informace o vysokoškolské kvalifikační práci

Název práce:
Supply chain resource dependency and risk mitigation strategies for manufacturing companies
Autor práce:
Duplessis, Elodie
Typ práce:
Diplomová práce / info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Vedoucí práce:
Štěrbová, Ludmila
Osoba oponující práci:
Dominquez, Noemi
Jazyk práce:
Purpose: This paper aims at providing a set of guidelines to help companies mitigate the increasing threat posed by natural resource scarcity in their supply chain. More specifically, we will address resource-efficient supply chain as a means to create better resource management.Design/Methodology/Approach: This research is supported by previous theoretical and conceptual research on Natural Resource scarcity (NRS), Natural Resource Based View (NRBV) & Resource Dependence theory (RDT). The resource-efficient supply chain (RESC) theory and resource-advantage theory are used conjointly with a case study and semi-guided interviews on Solvay (chemical manufacturer).Findings: Six main indicators of resource dependency were identified: price and quantity of the resource, availability of alternative suppliers and products as well as cost of switching suppliers and geopolitical risks. Short term risk mitigation (bridging and buffering strategies) as well as long term orientation with the development of a closed-loop supply chain were proposed.Managerial implications: Managers in manufacturing firms have the right mindset and have begun carefully crafting strategy to alleviate resource dependency but a more proactive approach should be advocated.Research Limitation: The research should be extended over other market and manufacturing industries to validate the results. The research was also conducted based on a multinational scale and SMEs were not part of the scope.Originality/value: The research combines theoretical and practical considerations set within a targeted market: Polyamide 6.6. The plastic market is highly dependent on resource which makes it the perfect case study.
Klíčová slova:
Natural Resource scarcity; Supply chain management; Resource dependency

Informace o studiu

Studijní program a Studijní obor:
Mezinárodní ekonomické vztahy/International Business - Central European Business Realities
Typ studijního programu:
Magisterský navazující studijní program
Jméno přidělované hodnosti:
Instituce přidělující hodnost:
University of Economics, Prague
Název fakulty:
Faculty of International Relations
Název katedry:
Department of International Trade
Instituce archivující a zpřístupňující VŠKP:
University of Economics, Prague

Informace o odevzdání a obhajobě

Datum zadání práce:
12. 9. 2019
Datum podání práce:
15. 9. 2019
Datum obhajoby:

Soubory ke stažení

Hlavní práce:
70444_dupe00.pdf [1,06 MB]
Veřejná příloha:
19290_dupe00.pdf [194,16 kB]
64148_Dominquez.pdf [85,20 kB]
Hodnocení vedoucího:
70444_sterbovl.pdf [61,24 kB]

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