Research on Evolution Mechanism of Supply Chain Flexibility Based on Environmental Uncertainty

  • Yibing QiEmail author
  • Quanxi Li
  • Lixin Diao
  • Jiansong Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 216)


In order to respond to environmental uncertainty, deep understanding, flexibility, and analysis of evolution of supply chain flexibility in changeable demand environment is the primary goal in supply chain management. With the continuous updation of technology and various customers’ requirements, supply chain flexibility has received increasing attention by practitioners as well as researchers. This paper analyzed the concept of supply chain flexibility evolution and division of the flexibility capacity of supply chain. Then it presented the construction stages and evolution factors of the supply chain flexibility. Due to the timeliness and dynamics of supply chain flexibility, supply chain has to dynamically adjust and real-time monitor the degree of flexibility. Finally, this paper established the evolution mechanism and evolution framework of supply chain flexibility, which is essential to construct an effective supply chain and has deep theoretical and practical values.


Supply chain flexibility Environmental uncertainty Evolution Mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yibing Qi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Quanxi Li
    • 1
  • Lixin Diao
    • 1
  • Jiansong Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.FAW-Volkswagen Automotive CO. LTDChangchunChina
  2. 2.Bank of JilinChangchunChina

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