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Understanding the Dynamics of New Normal for Supply Chains

Post COVID Opportunities and Challenges

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  • Reviews challenges and opportunities for the stages of post-COVID supply chains
  • Focusses on the sustainability of inbound logistics, production, and outbound logistics
  • Explores key dynamics of new normal concerning post-COVID supply chains

Part of the book series: Understanding Complex Systems (UCS)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Understanding Supply Chain Dynamics: An Introduction

  2. Understanding Supply Chain Dynamics -Theoretical Perspectives

  3. Understanding Supply Chain Dynamics - Modeling-Based Empirical Solutions


About this book

This book provides research results and shares experiences in the area of supply chain management. It addresses topics such as risk reduction of lesser marginal profits, disrupted supply chain management, and potential points of business failure. This book explores the “new normal” of the business supply chain. The didactic approach informs global enterprises on how to deal with the most significant issues in the current supply chain management. The book shows an in-depth analysis of post-COVID opportunities and challenges and acts as an initiative for readers to understand the risks, opportunities, and concerns resulting from the pandemic situation and is a key driver for business management among industry professionals and enterprises. 

Readers will learn new insights and procedures to better manage multitier supply chains, predictability, and estimation of binding capacity. The book details modeling and technology-based customer demand and response management solutions. New techniques, methods, and perspectives dealing with the estimation, acceleration or deceleration, and flexibility of logistics capacity are particularly emphasized throughout the manuscript. Real-world cases dealing with various aspects of the new normal for supply chains are analyzed.

The book is useful for industry professionals and enterprise firms in business management to effectively understand risks, opportunities, and concerning the pandemic situation.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Administrative Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

    Hassan Qudrat-Ullah

About the editor

Hassan Qudrat-Ullah is Member of the Springer Complexity Board.  He is Professor of Decision Sciences at the School of Administrative Studies at York University, Canada. His research interests include dynamic decision making, system dynamics modeling, and energy planning models.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Understanding the Dynamics of New Normal for Supply Chains

  • Book Subtitle: Post COVID Opportunities and Challenges

  • Editors: Hassan Qudrat-Ullah

  • Series Title: Understanding Complex Systems

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-07332-8Published: 06 October 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-07335-9Published: 07 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-07333-5Published: 05 October 2022

  • Series ISSN: 1860-0832

  • Series E-ISSN: 1860-0840

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 205

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Complex Systems, Operations Management, Operations Research/Decision Theory

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