“Enhancing supply chains agility – The development of logistics capabilities by automotive producers in Central and Eastern Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”. Gábor Túry et al. (IWE CERS, Hungary)

This research investigates the proactive and reactive measures applied by Czech and Hungarian automotive companies following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We apply a qualitative methodology and analyse interviews with company managers to learn about the applied measures. The results reveal that the resilience gained during the COVID-19 pandemic involved proactive measures, which companies have kept in place. Reactive measures involved production replanning and alternative transportation. Adopting multiple sourcing strategies in the automotive sector is limited and more reactive rather than proactive. The important antecedents of agility are information sharing and cooperation within multinationals.

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