Designing a Resilience Assessment Model of the Electricity Industry Supply Chain Using the Theme Analysis Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Prof., Department of Management, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Prof., Department of Management, Faculty of Management, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Prof. Department of Management, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 PhD Candidate, Department of Operational Research, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Objective: Risk in the supply chain is disturbing it. In order to reduce the effects of risk, the supply chain must be designed in such a way that it can efficiently and effectively respond to environmental changes. Electrical industry is an important part of the economy of the country and any risk and disruption in it can lead to irreparable costs to the production and inter-dependent industries. It is necessary that the supply chain has a high resilience. Therefore, the aim of this research is to design a model for assessing the resilience of the electricity supply chain.
Methods: In this research, a theme analysis approach mixed with factor analysis approached was used to design a model for assessing the resilience of the supply chain of the electricity industry.
Results: The research findings were obtained through interviews with 15 experts (experienced experts in electrical engineering with a master's degree or higher, with the necessary experience and knowledge in this field) and a model to analyze the resilience of the power supply chain was designed using the theme analysis approach. Then, the relationship among the variables were analyzed through factor analysis using Smart PL software and collecting 323 questionnaires.
Conclusion: The results of the research showed that the effective measures on supply chain resonance in the electricity industry are divided into two general categories of internal and external criteria. Among internal criteria, three important dimensions of process issues, flexibility and agility are found and in the category of external criteria, the dimensions of the issues of actors, economic issues and environmental issues are important and effective.


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