Supply Chain Innovation Research Trends: A Bibliometric Network Analysis


Ntswaki Matlala, Ambeswa Bavuma, Mncedi Sipunzi, Bokang Ralenkoane


In a fast-changing business world where everything is connected, supply chain innovation has become important for organisational success and competitive advantage. This study uses bibliometric network analysis to explore important aspects of supply chain innovation. It focuses on four areas: the impact of pandemics on supply chains, the use of blockchain in supply chain management, the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in logistics services, and how short supply chains contribute to climate agriculture and food security. The analysis uncovers trends and research topics within these domains while identifying knowledge gaps. The findings emphasise the role of supply chain innovation in addressing challenges. The substantial increase in research on related supply chains after the COVID-19 outbreak underscores the need for strategies and resilience. The study recognises technology as a tool for enhancing supply chain transparency, traceability, and security. It also highlights ICTs' role in improving logistics services' efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. Furthermore, it identifies short supply chains to support climate agriculture practices and ensure food security. This research provides insights for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers alike, paving the way for studies and innovations in the ever-evolving field of supply chain management.

Suggested Citation (APA 7th)

Matlala, N., Bavuma, A., Sipunzi, M., Ralenkoane, B. (2024). Supply Chain Innovation Research Trends: A Bibliometric Network Analysis. International Journal of Applied Research in Business and Management, 5(1), 1-11.

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