Agility and Resilience in Logistics Management: Supply chain optimization

Author's Name:

Mohammed A. Al Doghan

Department of Management, School of Business, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia

Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram

Department of Technology and Supply Chain Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Branch, Campus Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Today's business environment is extremely competitive and subject to rapid demand shifts. Consequently, agility and resiliency have emerged as significant supply chain elements, emphasizing optimizing business processes. This study investigated the function of supply chain agility and resilience in logistics management within the Saudi Arabian manufacturing sector. The study examined the function of supply chain optimization in Saudi Arabia's manufacturing industry. The study utilized a qualitative methodology and semi-structured interviews with seven Saudi Arabian manufacturing industry supply chain practitioners. Interviews were analyzed using a thematic approach. The study revealed that supply chain agility is required for demand management and competitive business performance, as the supply chain must respond and adapt rapidly to changes. Supply chain resilience is necessary for operational efficiency and risk management. In addition, supply chain optimization by incorporating digital technologies can enhance digital capabilities and information sharing, enabling organizations to react rapidly and strengthen collaboration. The study has significant implications for developing agile and resilient digital supply chains by supply chain practitioners. It is recommended that digital technologies be utilized for efficient logistics management.

Keywords: Agility, Resilience, Supply Chain, Digital Technology, Logistics.