This article draws out some perspectives on the management of product supply chains in the event of a pandemic through cases specific to certain industries: automotive equipment, personal computers (PCs), and home furnishings. In particular, the discussion is based on 'distributed management and centralized management of a single location' and the dynamic capability of organizational theory derived from supply chain risk assessment studies. Results show that the automotive industry is shifting to a centralized management model that takes advantage of its inherent closed-integral strengths by increasing proximity to the country of production, while the PC industry is shifting to a model that takes advantage of its global supply chain while maintaining transactions with local suppliers. For the home furnishings industry, results show that 'tighter vertical integration' is required.
- Global supply chain
- product supply chain