Managing the “new normal”:the future of operations and supply chain management in unprecedented times

Alexander, Anthony and Blome, Constantin and Schleper, Martin C. and Roscoe, Samuel (2022) Managing the “new normal”:the future of operations and supply chain management in unprecedented times. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 42 (8). pp. 1061-1076. ISSN 0144-3577

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this article is to discuss the theme of managing operations and supply chains in the so-called “new normal”. It reflects the themes emerging from recent research and how these might be conceptualized. Design/methodology/approach The article reviews research presented at the EurOMA 2021 conference and eight papers subsequently developed into full journal papers. It considers conceptual themes contained in these papers and how they reflect recent turbulent events in the external business environment. Findings The article notes the themes of resilience in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, environmental sustainability, especially climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the significance of digital technologies. Additional themes relating to inter-organizational relationships, complexity and manager cognition are also considered. In order to provide useful insights for future disruptions, general concepts on epistemology and responsiveness are described. Originality/value The article discusses general principles across cutting-edge research in operations and supply chain management, to support improved performance to add economic and social value.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
International Journal of Operations and Production Management
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175991
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Deposited On:
21 Sep 2022 14:20
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Yes
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Published
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22 Nov 2022 11:48