Sustainability of supply chains in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) pandemic: lessons and trends

Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour*, Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Martin Hingley, Eliseo Vilalta Perdomo, Gary Ramsden, David Twigg

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The purpose of this article is to address the prioritisation and focus of supply chain managers subsequent to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)/severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the great lockdown of 2020.

In this article, concepts and trends on resilient and sustainable supply chains are systematized. Main trends in sustainability of supply chains in the wake of COVID-19 are presented.

Guidelines on building smarter and more resilient supply chains are provided and future tendencies, which includes the increase of a sustainable consumption perspective, are highlighted.

This is a conceptual article blended with a practical approach aiming to propose guidelines for managers and scholars on how to address supply chain management challenges after the coronavirus pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalModern Supply Chain Research and Applications
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020

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© Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Martin Hingley, Eliseo Luis
Vilalta-Perdomo, Gary Ramsden and David Twigg. Published in Modern Supply Chain Research and
Applications. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited. This article is published under the Creative
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  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • resilience
  • supply chain management
  • sustainable consumption


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