Sustainability of supply chains in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) pandemic: lessons and trends

Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour*, Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Martin Hingley, Eliseo Luis Vilalta-Perdomo, Gary Ramsden, David Twigg

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Purpose - The purpose of this article is to address the prioritisation and focus of supply chain managers subsequent to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)/severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the great lockdown of 2020.

Design/methodology/approach - In this article, concepts and trends on resilient and sustainable supply chains are systematized. Main trends in sustainability of supply chains in the wake of COVID-19 are presented.

Findings - Guidelines on building smarter and more resilient supply chains are provided and future tendencies, which includes the increase of a sustainable consumption perspective, are highlighted.

Originality/value - This is a conceptual article blended with a practical approach aiming to propose guidelines for managers and scholars on how to address supply chain management challenges after the coronavirus pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalModern Supply Chain Research and Applications
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • resilience
  • supply chain management
  • sustainable consumption


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