Handbook of Ripple Effects in the Supply Chain

Dmitry Ivanov, Alexandre Dolgui, Boris Sokolov. Handbook of Ripple Effects in the Supply Chain. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019. 332 p.


This book offers an introduction to the ripple effect in the supply chain for larger audience. The book delineates major features of the ripple effect and methodologies to mitigate the supply chain disruptions and recover in case of severe disruptions. The book reviews recent quantitative literature that tackled the ripple effect and gives a comprehensive vision of the state of the perspectives. The methodologies comprise mathematical optimization, simulation, control theoretic, and complexity and reliability research. The book observes the reasons and mitigation strategies for the ripple effect in the supply and presents the ripple effect control framework that is comprised of redundancy, flexibility, and resilience. Even though a variety of valuable insights has been identified for the near future.