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One Crisis, Different Paths to Supply Resilience: The Case of Ventilator Procurement for the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Article number100773
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/05/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
Publication StatusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date12/05/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This research explores supply resilience through an equifinality lens to establish how buying organizations impacted differently by the same extreme event can strategize and all successfully secure supply. We conduct case study research and use secondary data to investigate how three European governments sourced for ventilators during the first wave of COVID-19. The pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the ventilator market. It disrupted already limited supply and triggered a demand surge. We find multiple paths to supply resilience contingent on redundant capacity and local sourcing options at the pandemic’s onset. Low redundancy combined with limited local sourcing options is associated with more diverse strategies and flexibility. The most notable strategy is spurring supplier innovation by fostering collaboration among actors in disparate industries. High redundancy combined with multiple local sourcing options is associated with more focused strategies and agility. One (counter-intuitive) strategy is the rationalization of the supply base.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, vol, pages, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2022.100773