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Supply Chain Risk Management focusing demand and supply: an empirical study involving integrations and firm performance

Grant number: 12/13187-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2012 - August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Production Management
Principal Investigator:Rosane Lucia Chicarelli Alcantara
Grantee:Rosane Lucia Chicarelli Alcantara
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Robson Nogueira Tomas


In a paper recently published by the renowned Harvard Business School, Slone et. al, (2010) emphasize that the internal integration (between the functions of a company) and external integration (with customers and suppliers), even being a topic widely discussed in the Supply Chain Management (SCM), yet are fundamental pillars for the construction of a efficient SCM. In this context, it is observed that a higher level of internal and external integration has positively impacted the firm performance. It is believed, also, from empirical evidence, that integration can contribute to reducing risks in supply chains. In general, the risk management approach involving the supply chain in recent years has been studied by several researches, however, despite the efforts of researchers, little is known about the dynamics that may involve integration (internal, suppliers and with customers) and lower risk to provide better performance results for an organization. From this perspective, this project has as main objective to investigate the integration (internal in the company and with its supply chain) can contribute to reducing the risks involved in the demand / supply and contribute to improving business performance. We propose to conduct an empirical study that consists of three stages, namely: i) literature review, ii) conducting a test of hypotheses with data treatment by the technique of Structural Equation Modeling, and iii) case studies for in-depth understanding of the hypotheses confirmed. As a contribution, in addition to fill a gap identified in the literature, it is expected the production of knowledge with data from the Brazilian situation, since this research focuses on a recent and little researched topic (risk management in supply chains) in a specific sector, the agribusiness companies. (AU)

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