Within a few years, the topic of supply chains has developed from a niche topic to one of the most important topics of contemporary management. This is due to the worldwide division of labour through the outsourcing of processes. However, this way of organising business – via supply chains – has led to greater vulnerability.
At the event 'Managing global supply chains in an era of turbulence' three experts presented and discussed different ways of dealing with interruptions or changes drawing from both theory and practice.
CBS Ph.D. fellow Amanda Bille, CBS dived into whether the role of the supply chain manager is becoming more political. In a novel case study, the responsibilities of companies in coffee supply chains are explored drawing on experiences from the industry. The findings revealed insights into the ever-evolving nature of supply chain managers.