The role of ports in supply chain disturbance management

Hanna Askola, Karri Rantasila

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Ports are considered as important supply chain nodes, and they are often claimed to generate disturbances. The main purpose of this paper is to find out what kinds of disturbances occur in port processes in different supply chains and the importance of fluent port operations for the supply chain disturbance management. This study employs case study approach, utilizing both findings of relevant identified extant research and empirical data. The findings of the study confirm the role of port operations as a vital part of supply chain disturbance management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Nofoma conference June 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event25th NOFOMA Conference - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 4 Jun 20135 Jun 2013


Conference25th NOFOMA Conference


  • supply chain management
  • disturbance
  • port
  • case study
  • logistics


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