The role of collaborative resource sharing in supply chain recovery during disruptions: a systematic literature review

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The COVID-19 crisis has attracted attention worldwide to supply chain disruptions and resilience. Several supply chain risk management approaches have been revisited or reapplied in the literature; however, collaborative resource sharing is less researched. This study aimed to investigate the current academic state of the art and advances in using collaborative resource sharing as a reactive method to facilitate supply chain recovery in the presence of disruptive events. More specifically we considered the role of different collaborative resource-sharing strategies that organizations can adopt to support supply chain functionalities during times of disruption. We conducted a systematic literature review (SLR) to analyze academic articles that were published online from 2000 to 2022. In order to analyze the literature, we adopted a combination of text-mining, automatic and manual categorization of selected articles, and exploratory analyses such as cluster analysis and relational indicators. We also consider the machine learning classification algorithm i.e. agglomerative hierarchical clustering for the categorization of clusters. The findings show that, for disruptive risks, collaborative sharing of labour and material resources is effective for the recovery of supply chains. More so, labour resources tend to contribute more to the recovery of supply chains through the physical and mental recreation of recovery activities and experiences. Whilst information resources and a mix of information and material resources are highly important in reducing the impact of COVID-19 disruptive supply chain risk. In conclusion, collaborating on the three resources, namely labour, material, and information resources can be an effective post-disruption recovery strategy for supply chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115603-115623
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2022


  • supply chain risk
  • supply chain disruption
  • collaborative recovery
  • collaborative resource sharing
  • hierarchical clustering


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