Managing Climate Change Risks in Global Supply Chains: A Review and Research Agenda

Ghadge, A., Wurtmann, H. and Seuring, S. (2019),“Managing climate change risks in global supply chains: A review and research agenda” International Journal of Production Research

38 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2019

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Abhijeet Ghadge

Cranfield University - School of Management

Hendrik Wurtmann

Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages

Stefan Seuring

University of Kassel

Date Written: June 4, 2019

Abstract

Climate change is forcing governments and businesses to explore mitigation strategies to avoid future catastrophe. There is an urgent need to manage climate change risks in global supply chains. Following a systematic literature review and text mining approach, 90 interdisciplinary articles between the years 2005 and 2018 were studied. Thematic and descriptive analysis identifies sources, consequences and control mechanisms for the climate change risks. It is found that climate change driven by extreme weather conditions significantly impacts food production, natural resources and transportation worldwide. This direct impact on food, mining and logistics sectors cascades into other interlinked global supply chain network. Climate change and supply chains are found to be mutually influencing each other through natural disasters and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions respectively. A systems theory driven, novel supply chain risk management framework for managing climate change risks is proposed. The study contributes to supply chain risk management literature by capturing the nexus between climate change and supply chain management.

Keywords: Climate change; Climate risk; Supply chain risk management; Systems theory; Systematic literature review

Suggested Citation

Ghadge, Abhijeet and Wurtmann, Hendrik and Seuring, Stefan, Managing Climate Change Risks in Global Supply Chains: A Review and Research Agenda (June 4, 2019). Ghadge, A., Wurtmann, H. and Seuring, S. (2019),“Managing climate change risks in global supply chains: A review and research agenda” International Journal of Production Research. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3399073

Abhijeet Ghadge (Contact Author)

Cranfield University - School of Management ( email )

Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

Hendrik Wurtmann

Heriot-Watt University - School of Management and Languages ( email )

Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
United Kingdom

Stefan Seuring

University of Kassel ( email )

Nora Platiel Str.4
Kassel, Hessen 34109
Germany

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