New Partnership Strengthens the Supply Chain

Professor (MSO) Kim Sundtoft Hald from the Department of Operations Management has joined forces with Syddansk Universitet and Universität Bremen in Germany to strengthen the supply chain resilience (SCR) of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies.

 
05/06/2021

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Professor (MSO) Kim Sundtoft Hald from the Department of Operations Management has joined forces with Syddansk Universitet and Universität Bremen in Germany to strengthen the supply chain resilience (SCR) of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies.

When companies increase their resilience, they are better apt to respond to pandemics, natural catastrophes, cyberattacks, and logistic breakdowns.

COVID-19 has hit the companies in different ways and to varying extent. While some companies have seen their turnover plummet, other companies have experienced massive growth and sometimes been unable to satisfy the market demand. This has, in return, damaged their reputation.

The new initiative, SCR-SMV, will examine companies that are either crisis-torn, immune to crises, or exploiting crises to their advantage. The different types of supply chain disturbances and management are not only interesting for the industry and the individual companies, but also from an academic point of view. This is because the future will be all about resilience and firms’ ability to manage the inherent unpredictability of modern society.

The project is supported by The Danish Industry Foundation. Read their press release here.

For more information, please contact professor (MSO) Kim Sundtoft Hald at ksh.om@cbs.dk

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