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Supply Disruptions:
Understanding and avoiding interruptions in the Supply Chain


An international research concortium consisting of the University of Turku (Finnland), the University of Liverpool, the Technical University of Dortmund and Bundeswehr University Munich would like to investigate how companies have been affected by supply chain disruptions in these days – and what can be done to avoid them (better) in the future. Together with the German Purchasing Association (BME) we think this international collaboration has the chance to develop innovative solutions for the supply chain disruption problem.

Therefore, we ask you to answer a few questions – it only takes 15 minutes of your time! You can access the survey via the following link

What do you get in return? You will receive a descriptive report of this study as well as an invitation to participate in a webinar on supply disruption risk management which will be held with the BME in autumn 2020). At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to a separate page where you can give your email address. It will not be used for any other purposes.

We encourage you to distribute this survey to your colleagues, as our unit of analysis is a spend area or a category.

Your response will treated with anonymity and confidentiality and in accordance with GDPR guidelines, your data will only be used in in anonymous way for the survey.

Thank you very much in advance!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke (Technical University of Dortmund) und Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig (Bundeswehr University Munich)
also on behalf of Dr. Harri Lorentz and Dr. Sini Laari, University of Turku, Finland as well as
Dr. Joanne Meehan, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom