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An empirical investigation of the contribution of supply chain design characteristics on supply chain risks in Indian automobile industry

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The importance of supply chain risk management is attracting the attention of academicians and business managers globally. As companies experience globalisation and cut throat competition, companies are forced to adopt measures to contain risk due to their supply chain design characteristics. The purpose of this paper is to identify supply chain design characteristics and investigate their relationship with overall supply chain risk. This research presents the empirical investigation of supply chain risk drivers. Analysis of responses from 102 executives from Indian automobile industry, give an insight into the relationship between key supply chain risk drivers viz. (supply chain complexity, focus on efficiency, dependence on few members and node criticality), and supply chain risks.

Keywords: supply chain risks, risk drivers, supply chain design, empirical research, automobile industry, India, automotive supply chains, supply chain management, SCM, risk management

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