Resilience and Agility: The Crucial Properties of Humanitarian Supply Chain

  • Rameshwar DubeyEmail author
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 276)


In this chapter, we theorize and test a model to study the impact of agility and resilience on humanitarian supply chain performance. Here, supply chain agility and supply chain resilience are explained based on existing literature. We have undertaken an extensive literature review to build up the theory and further tested the theory using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The multivariate statistical analyses suggest that supply chain agility is an important property of pre-disaster performance, and supply chain resilience is an important property of the post-disaster performance, in humanitarian supply chain network. The present study attempts to further existing literature, and outlines limitations and further research directions.


Agility Resilience Disaster relief supply chain Moderating regression 


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  1. 1.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellierFrance

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