Providing Resilient Defense Supply Chain Model Using Structural-Interpretative Modeling

Document Type : Research Article (Original Article)


1 PhD in Industrial management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Accounting, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran.


The defense sector is one of the most strategic and important sectors in our country. The ‎performance of the defense sector is tied to the supply chain performance to a large extent. ‎In the military supply chain, the ability to protect the chain against unexpected events and ‎maintain the continuity of network operations at a desirable level is very significant; in some ‎ways, it can be said that the proper resilience of the defense supply chain is one of the ‎essential features it is considered for that. Hence, the aim of the research is to provide a ‎resilient defense supply chain model. In this research, after reviewing theoretical ‎fundamentals of research and opinion polls by experts, nine dimensions and related ‎components were identified as resilient defensive supply chain enablers. In the next step, ‎applying Structural-Interpretative Modeling (ISM), the relationship between Enablers of the ‎resilient defense supply chain was determined and by leveling these dimensions, the research ‎model was drawn. The results of the research showed that the two dimensions of "learning" ‎and "collaboration" and then "risk management culture" and "contingency planning" have ‎the highest priority in achieving a resilient defense supply chain‏.‏


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