Timothy J. Pettit (Ph.D. The Ohio State University) is an Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio, while on active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. In addition to his continuing research in commercial and military supply chain resilience, Lieutenant Colonel Pettit teaches Lean Operations Management, Logistics Strategy and Supply Chain Management. His career in the US Air Force includes a breadth of logistics experience serving as an aircraft maintenance officer and a logistics readiness officer, leading F-16, A-10, and F-15 maintenance organizations as well as in-garrison and expeditionary logistics squadrons. Lieutenant Colonel Pettit's breadth of experience has extended overseas as a technical advisor to foreign militaries and later as a headquarters weapon system manager for fighter, cargo, tanker, and special operations aircraft. He has published in the Air Force Journal of Logistics and the Supply Chain and Logistics Journal. Lieutenant Colonel Pettit earned a B.S. from Iowa State University in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
ENSURING SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE: DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
2010 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Journal of Business Logistics
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 1–21, Spring 2010
How to Cite
Pettit, T. J., Fiksel, J. and Croxton, K. L. (2010), ENSURING SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE: DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, 31: 1–21. doi: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2010.tb00125.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Risk management;
- Supply chain management
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
In a world of turbulent change, resilience is a key competency since even the most carefully designed supply chain is susceptible to unforeseen events. This article presents a new Supply Chain Resilience Framework to help businesses deal with change. The conceptual framework is based on extant literature and refined through a focus group methodology. Our findings suggest that supply chain resilience can be assessed in terms of two dimensions: vulnerabilities and capabilities. The Zone of Resilience is defined as the desired balance between vulnerabilities and capabilities, where it is proposed that firms will be the most profitable in the long term. We identified seven vulnerability factors composed of 40 specific attributes and 14 capability factors from 71 attributes that facilitate the measurement of resilience. The article concludes with managerial implications and recommendations for future research.