Central European Management Journal

Managing Supply Chains During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Mańkowski, Cezary Szmeter-Jarosz, Agnieszka Jezierski, Andrzej

University of Gdansk | WSB University, Torun

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Purpose: The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of people and organizations, including supply chains (SC). Therefore, this study aims to explore concepts, methods, and tools for managing SC during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Methodology: The main research methods were systematic and grey literature reviews, supported by 5W2H and 20/80 methods.

Findings: Three research gaps were identified, supported by concepts, methods, and tools for managing SC during the Covid-19 pandemic with other related findings.

Limitations: Short research horizon because the Covid-19 pandemic started two years ago, which precluded us from performing full results verification.

Implications: This study updates and enriches supply chain management theories, especially regarding resiliency, disruption, and risk SC management. One of the fifteen research criteria was related to applied concepts, methods, and tools, which thus can be used by SC managers to implement them into practice.

Originality/Value: Compared to the literature review, a systematic literature review is performed according to a structured procedure. This comprehensive study will enable researchers/managers to understand the problem and prepare measures against the pandemic in SC.


Journal Central European Management Journal 
Volume 30 
Issue 4 
Issue date 2022 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 90-119
DOI 10.7206/cemj.2658-0845.91
ORCID : 10.7206/cemj.2658-0845.91
ISSN 2658-0845
eISSN 2658-2430