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One of the primary activities of the SCR3 Institute is conducting research on supply chain risk and resilience and disseminating those findings to our constituents. The purpose of the research is to provide organizations with practical knowledge and cutting-edge thought for better managing risk and creating organizational resilience from uncertainties in the supply chain. Below are some examples of books and research publications from members of the Institute.

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The St. Louis region is a critical logistics and supply chain hub that links commerce throughout Missouri and the rest of the world by integrating all six Class I railroads, major interstate highways, airports, and barge traffic along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The importance of understanding the lessons learned from COVID-19 on supply chains in Missouri has become a significant issue at the state level, as shown by the recent formation of a supply chain task force created by Governor Parson.

The Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Research (SCR3) Institute at the University of Missouri – St. Louis investigated the supply chain challenges faced by St. Louis businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies implemented to prevent and mitigate supply chain disruptions. Our overall findings indicate that St. Louis supply chains were affected in many ways, with shipment delays, demand uncertainty, and increased purchase costs being the most significant. The most prevalent resilience strategies reported were increasing collaboration internally and with key customers and suppliers. Further, they were found to be the least difficult to implement and have the greatest perceived effectiveness. These findings indicate that inter-organizational supply chain relationships matter for ensuring a resilient St. Louis region.







Recent Journal Articles

Gaudenzi, Barbara, George A. Zsidisin and Roberta Pellegrino, “Estimating the Financial Effects of Mitigating Commodity Price Volatility,” Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, (2021), pp. 17-31.

Gaudenzi, Barbara, Roberta Pellegrino, George A. Zsidisin, and Claudio Bruggi, “Gestire I Rischi Nelle Supply Chain: Focus Sui Rischi di Cambio,” Logistica Management, Vol. 305, (2020), pp. 71-75. 

Pellegrino, Roberta, Barbara Gaudenzi and George A. Zsidisin, “The ‘Real’ Cost of Mitigating Commodity Price Volatility: Insights from Total Cost of Ownership and Real Options,” in The Nature of Purchasing: Insights from Research and Practice, Florian Schupp and Heiko Woehner, eds., Springer Publishing (2020), pp. 161-178. 

Zsidisin, George A., Barbara Gaudenzi and Roberta Pellegrino. “Five Principles for Creating a Supply Chain Foreign Exchange Risk Mitigation Strategy,” CSCMP Quarterly, Q3 (2020), pp. 20-23. 

Bracy, J. M.B., Bao, K. Q., & Mundy R. A. (2019). Highway Infrastructure and Safety Implications of AV Technology in the Motor Carrier Industry. Research in Transportation Economics. 77. 100758.

Zsidisin, George A. “Supply Chain Risk: Transcending Research Beyond Disruptions,” in: The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management, Robert Gephart, C. Chet Miller and Karin Svedberg Helgesson, eds., Routledge, New York, NY (2019), pp. 500-503, ISBN 978-1138208865

Gaudenzi, Barbara, Giorgia Siciliano, and George A. Zsidisin, “Supply Chain Finance and Cyber Risk: An Illustrative Case Study,” in: Supply Chain Finance: Solutions for Financial Sustainability, Risk Management and Resilience in the Supply Chain, Wendy Tate, Lydia Bals and Lisa M. Ellram, eds., Kogan Page Publishing (2018), pp. 161-176, ISBN 978-1783533510.

Gaudenzi, Barbara, George A. Zsidisin, Janet L. Hartley, and Lutz Kaufmann, “An Exploration of Factors Influencing the Choice of Commodity Price Risk Mitigation Strategies,” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2018), pp. 218-237.

Zsidisin, George A. and Barbara Gaudenzi, “Transcending Beyond Finance for Managing Foreign Exchange Risk,” in: Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business, Kurt Engemann, ed., Routledge, New York, NY (2018), pp. 319-327, ISBN 978-1138643109

Bernard Bracy, J. M. (2017). The Estimation, Ensembling And Comparison of Methodological Techniques Used in Motor Vehicle Crash Severity Research. International Journal of Business Marketing and Decision Sciences, 10 (1).

Bernard, J. M. (2017). An Application of Decision Tree Models to Examine Motor Vehicle Crash Severity Outcomes.  Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 56 (2).

Bernard, J. M., & Mondy, C. M. (2016). Correlation of Driver Gender with Injury Severity in Large Truck Crashes in Missouri. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2585), 49-58.

Zsidisin, George A., Boyana N. Petkova, Lance W. Saunders, and Mark Bisseling, “Identifying and Managing Supply Quality Risk,” International Journal of Logistics Management Vol. 27, No. 3 (2016), pp. 908-930.

Bernard, J. M., & Sweeney II, D. C. (2015). Contributing Circumstances Impact on Missouri Teenage Driver Crash Fatalities.Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 54(1), 5-21. Zsidisin, George A., Boyana N. Petkova, and Lammertjan Dam, “Examining the Influence of Supply Chain Glitches on Shareholder Wealth: Does the Reason Matter?” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 1 (2016), pp. 69-82.

Jia, Fu and George A. Zsidisin, “Supply Relational Risk: What Role Does Guanxi Play?” Journal of Business Logistics,Vol. 35, No. 3 (2014), pp. 259-267.