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Supply Chain Risk Management Identification and Mitigation: A Case Study in a Chinese Dairy Company

  • Canglong YuEmail author
  • Luisa Huaccho Huatuco
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 52)

Abstract

This study explores the risks management in the dairy supply chain in China. Using a single case study methodology, semi-structured interviews with different supply chain experts working in the dairy company were conducted. Through the interviews, data was gathered about the supply chain network of the dairy company, managers’ understanding of supply chain risks management, and risks inherent in the dairy supply chain. In general, the company has the awareness of supply chain risks and it has created an ‘organic economy business model’ which reflects its concept of supply chain risk management. However, at the operational level, the company does not have any supply chain risks management program. By following the Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) framework, the risks identified in the supply chain have been assessed and prioritized. Some recommendations have been given to mitigate the high priority risks.

Keywords

Supply chain Risk management Food industry Case study Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds University Business SchoolUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.The York Management SchoolUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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