Editorial: Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak

Mangla, Sachin Kumar and Soni, Gunjan and Bourlakis, Michael and Kumar, Vikas (2022) Editorial: Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 33 (3). pp. 737-743. ISSN 0957-4093

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread disruption in the industrial sector and inducing difficult economic and environmental conditions for businesses around the world. It is a tragedy for human civilization and is increasingly affecting the global economy. The increase in cases of COVID-19 has closed international, national, regional, and even urban borders. Supply chain (SC) activities have, since disrupted stages like distribution and retail. Disturbance was seen in the food SC (FSC) sector including perishables like fresh vegetables and fruits (Hobbs, 2020). This outbreak has also impacted pharmaceutical industries, where shortages of pharma products can cause an overwhelmingly negative impact on global fatality. In 2020, the turmoil of the global COVID 19 pandemic severely tested lean, agile, resilient and sustainable SCs.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-08-2022-571
1 August 2022Accepted
9 August 2022Published Online
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-01 - business and management (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2023 08:34
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 08:34
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14599

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