Supply chain risk analysis: a shipbuilding industry case

A lack of empirical studies on Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) is observed, especially in the industries of large projects. Therefore, this paper conducts a risk analysis on the Brazilian Shipbuilding Industry by generating an initial risk profile. A panel was conducted with executives from major shipyards, and the primary risks were identified, assessed, and evaluated. Findings corroborate the academic literature, reinforcing that companies recognise the importance of SCRM, but the concept is incipient and far from being successfully implemented in real life. Despite the fact that the shipyards identified important risks, the focus was on internal factors. Because the industry was exposed to risks from the external environment, no risk mitigation actions existed, resulting in the bankruptcy of many shipbuilders. This research is an initial step toward investigating SCRM techniques, offering academics a novel empirical approach that can serve as a systematic risk management tool for supply chain planning.

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  • Authors:
    • Ferreira, Felipe de Azevedo Lage
    • Scavarda, Luiz Felipe
    • Ceryno, Paula Santos
    • Leiras, Adriana
  • Publication Date: 2018-9

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  • Accession Number: 01677985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2018 3:00PM