The aim of this paper is to analyze the understanding of supply chain flexibility (SCF) definitions and dimensions present on the literature. The proposed research method is based on the systematic literature review and on the obtaining and analyzing the data from the SCF, supply chain management, flexibility and existing literature. This raises the following questions: How is the SCF definition understood among the existing literature? How many SCF definitions are and how are distributed along time? What elements or characteristics are present on each definition? What are the SCF dimensions in the current literature? What units of analysis are used in the dimension analysis? What research methods are used to get those dimensions? How is the influence of characteristics like unit of analysis / research method in the SCF dimensions proposed by each article? Finally, the main conclusions obtained during the course of paper are discussed, as well as the main drawbacks encountered and the future research lines which arise from this research
Supply Chain Flexibility,
Araceli María Rojo Gallego Burín
Profesor Sustituto Interino, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Araceli Rojo Gallego-Burin (PhD, University of Granada) is a Lecturer in business administration at the University of Granada. Her research interests are in supply chain management, flexibility management and organizational learning. The results of her work have been published in Supply Chain Management: an International Journal and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Marina Rojo Gallego Burín
Personal Técnico de Apoyo a la Investigación, Instituto Interuniversitario de Criminología, Universidad de Granada, Spain