Global Value Chain Reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the Case for More Resilient Redistributed Models of Production

Wendy Phillips, Jens K. Roehrich, Dharm Kapletia, Elizabeth Alexander

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the global economy, laying bare the coordination challenges and vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) across sectors. Governments, consumers, and firms alike have called for greater GVC resilience to ensure critical products are delivered to the right place, at the right time, and in the right condition. This article investigates whether GVC reconfiguration through the adoption of redistributed manufacturing (RDM) in local production can deliver greater resilience against unexpected, disruptive global events. It proposes actionable steps for managers to ensure more resilient GVCs in the face of global shocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-96
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Volume64
Issue number2
Early online date12 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • coordination challenges
  • crisis management
  • global supply chain
  • global value chain
  • health care
  • redistributed manufacturing
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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