Sustainability of supply chains in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) pandemic:lessons and trends


Purpose The purpose of this article is to address the prioritisation and focus of supply chain managers subsequent to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)/severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the great lockdown of 2020. Design/methodology/approach In this article, concepts and trends on resilient and sustainable supply chains are systematized. Main trends in sustainability of supply chains in the wake of COVID-19 are presented. Findings Guidelines on building smarter and more resilient supply chains are provided and future tendencies, which includes the increase of a sustainable consumption perspective, are highlighted. Originality/value This is a conceptual article blended with a practical approach aiming to propose guidelines for managers and scholars on how to address supply chain management challenges after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: © Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Martin Hingley, Eliseo Luis Vilalta-Perdomo, Gary Ramsden and David Twigg. Published in Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited. This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license. Anyone may reproduce, distribute, translate and create derivative works of this article (for both commercial and non-commercial purposes), subject to full attribution to the original publication and authors. The full terms of this license may be seen at http://
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coronavirus,COVID-19,resilience,supply chain management,sustainable consumption,Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 2631-3871
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-12-10
Published Online Date: 2020-06-04
Accepted Date: 2020-05-13
Authors: Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz
Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta
Hingley, Martin
Vilalta Perdomo, Eliseo (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4551-8327)
Ramsden, Gary
Twigg, David



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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