Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence

Theoretical Framework of Supply Chain Uncertainties

Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence

Received On : 05 January 2022

Revised On : 22 March 2022

Accepted On : 20 April 2022

Published On : 05 July 2022

Volume 02, Issue 03

Pages :153-164


The increasing complexity of multinational supply networks has generated a new issue (supplychain uncertainty) for today's managers. This article surveys the existing literature on the topic of supply chain uncertainty and establishes the theoretical framework for future study in this area (in addition to supply chain risk). This literature study identifies fourteen potential causes of uncertainty, including both well-studied phenomena like the bullwhip effect and less well-known ones like parallel interaction. Ten solutions try to eliminate the core source of uncertainty, while eleven others aim to adapt to the existence of these unknowns in order to reduce their effects on manufacturing performance. The theory of manufacturing strategy and core concept of contingency and alignment establish a foundation of the supply chain uncertainty framework that is thus establishment using the research findings. More future empirical study is required to discover which uncertainty exists in distinct industrial settings, the effect of suitable sources and management strategies on productivity, and the intricate interaction between management techniques and diverse uncertainty sources.


Supply chain, Supply chain management, Supply chain uncertainty, Supply chain risk

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Jaime Georges Rouma, “Theoretical Framework of Supply Chain Uncertainties”, Journal of Enterprise and Business Intelligence, vol.2, no.3, pp.153-164, July 2022. doi: 10.53759/5181/JEBI202202016.


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