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Unlocking supply chain disruption risk within the Thai beverage industry

Tse, Ying Kei, Matthews, Rupert L., Hua Tan, Kim, Sato, Yuji and Pongpanich, Chaipong 2016. Unlocking supply chain disruption risk within the Thai beverage industry. Industrial Management and Data Systems 116 (1) , pp. 21-42. 10.1108/IMDS-03-2015-0108

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Purpose A growing need for global sourcing of business has subjected firms to higher levels of uncertainty and increased risk of supply disruption. Differences in industry and infrastructure make it more difficult for firms to manage supply disruption risks effectively. The purpose of this paper is to extend developing research in this area by addressing gaps within existing literature related to environmental turbulence and uncertainties. Design/methodology/approach The authors test the model using data collected from 253 senior managers and directors in the Thai beverage industry using advanced statistical techniques to explore the relationship between representations of supply disruption risk and uncertainty. Findings The results show that both magnitude and probability of risk impact on the disruption risk, but the probability of loss is a dominant determinant. The authors also find that demand uncertainty and quality uncertainty affect the risk perception of purchasing managers, and are related to the magnitude of disruption risk, rather than the frequency of occurrence. Interestingly, the results show that quality uncertainty negatively impacts on the severity of disruption risk. Research limitations/implications The construct validity of demand uncertainty was under the required threshold, intimating the need for further construct development. Practical implications The framework provides managers with direction on how to formulate and target their disruption risk management strategies. The work also allows practitioners to critical reflect on implicit risk management strategies they may already employ and their effectiveness. Originality/value The paper identifies key antecedents of supply disruption risk and tests them within a novel industrial context of the beverage industry and a novel national context of Thailand.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0263-5577
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 09:39

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