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Use and Impact of New Technologies in the Supply Chain Management during COVID-19 Pandemic

A Systematic Literature Review: Use and Impact of New Technologies in

the Supply Chain Management during COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Dr Suresh Kumar Sharma, Dean, GN Group of institution, Greater Noida,(U.P) INDIA and Dr. Jwala Devi, Assistant Professor, GN group of institution, Greater Noida, (U.P) INDIA


This study is based on to explore the application of emerging technologies during the

COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on supply chain management. There was a

systematic literature review was used to identify the use and impact of recent technologies

on supply chain management.

After the result found that block chain technology, IoT, artificial intelligence, big data

analytics, cloud computing, application of smart phone and 5G therefore the use drone and

robots are the vital new technique those are used during COVID-19 in supply chain

management. And they showed a substantial impact on the availability chain flexibility,

agility, and flexibility. Main barriers include high cost on investment, absence the support

and regulation of government, inadequacy of skilled and technical human resources faced

during these technologies .In the study data collected through the Google scholar and peer

reviewed scholarly journals, articles, and conference and opinion papers.

Keywords: Supply chain, industry 4.0, block chain, application, impact, IoT.


Every sector within the global market brings dramatic changes and challenges are often

seen within the twenty-first century. Due to unknown reasons, the derangement and

disturbances have Propose the globe into a state of utter many in history. Significantly, the

change in international policies, oil price crises, and financial crises of 2008 has shaken

every area of life (Papadopoulos et al., 2020). Similarly, the outbreaks of certain epidemics

and pandemics have almost shut the world down completely. The severe natural

disruptions were the Swine flu, Ebola virus, MERS, SARS, and SARS CoV2/COVID-19. All of

these problems have challenged traditional thinking and way of doing things. Before the

corona natural disruptions impacted the world worse, but the COVID-19 pandemic

differently and fiercely affected international businesses In the present time the world to

get more competitive and locational advantages is that the strategy of present

businessmen. Globalization and technological innovations are the most reasons make more

things complicated, interlinked, and interdependent.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the borders and even local movement have been made

restricted as an initial strategy to deal with the further spread of this deadly virus. The

primary measure was the travel ban of humanitarian logistics, which stopped the

movements of international supply.

The full study can be read from below:

Reserach Paper on Supply Chain Managemnet 9-5-2022 (002)
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Dr Suresh Kumar Sharma, author of the study, is acting as IIMM's (Indian Institute of Materials Management) Alternative Delegate of IFPSM.



“Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM)” with its Headquarters at Navi Mumbai, is the National Apex body representing a wide spectrum of professionals engaged in various facets of Material Management, responsible for planning, sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

Through its wide network of 52 branches and 19 chapters having around 9500 members drawn form public and private sectors IIMM is dedicated to the promotion of the profession of Materials Management and with its multifarious activities, including EDP, seminars, workshops, in-house training programs and consultancy assignment & Advance Materials Management Programs & Research Programs.To have more effective global interaction, IIMM is a chartered member of International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), which has its members in over 44 countries. In furtherance to its objectives, the IIMM is conducting a Graduate Diploma Course in Materials Management (GDMM) recognized by Govt. of India for appointment of superior posts and services under the Central Government. It also conducts a three-year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Materials Management (PGDMM) by correspondence which is recognized by AICTE. Diploma in Logistics Management a high profile one year distance education program has been launched from July 2000. The Institute has its Centrer for Advanced Management Studies at Mumbai and Centrer for Research in Materials Management (CRIMM) at Kolkata, which are engaged to promote research in Materials Management & also collaborate with industry for furthering the professional advancement of Materials Management & its applications.

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The Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) - India is a member association of the IFPSM.



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