Supply chain risk management: a bibliometric analysis considering healthcare supply chains


  • Pedro Senna Cefet/RJ
  • Augusto da Cunha Reis Cefet/RJ
  • Dominique Sant’anna Cefet/RJ
  • Ana Carla de Souza Gomes dos Santos IFRJ e Cefet/RJ


Bibliographic research reveals that there are few papers that apply concepts of Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) to Healthcare Supply Chains. Therefore, to better understand the state of the art about SCRM, the article consists of performing a bibliometric analysis on regarding the number of publications per year, the number of publications and citations by country, the top ten authors on the researched theme, citation number by article, publication number by journal, by segment and according to the techniques used, bibliographic coupling, co-citation and collaboration, word cloud and multiple correspondence analysis. For this purpose, the search terms, the databases (Web of Science and Scopus), the research period (from Jan/2004 to Jan/2019) and the procedures were conducted according to the Prisma Protocol. The results reveal that the number of articles published has grown over the years, the US leads with 16% of total articles published and the International Journal of Production Research takes the lead in total publication. The automotive segment comes first, the most commonly used technique is simulation, and the most frequently used keywords are “risk assessmentâ€, ‘supply chain management†and “supply chain riskâ€.

Pesquisas bibliográficas revelam que existem poucos trabalhos que aplicam conceitos de Gestão de Risco da Cadeia de Suprimentos (SCRM) às Redes de Suprimentos de Saúde. Portanto, para conhecer melhor o estado da arte sobre o SCRM, o artigo consiste em realizar uma análise bibliométrica em relação ao número de publicações por ano, número de publicação e citação por país, os dez principais autores no tema pesquisado, número de citação por artigo, número de publicação por periódico, por segmento e de acordo com as técnicas utilizadas, análise de redes de co-citação, colaboração de artigos, palavras-chave e correspondência múltipla. Para esse alcance, foram definidos os termos de buscas, os bancos de dados (Web of Science e Scopus), o período da pesquisa (Jan/2004 a Jan/2019) e os procedimentos foram conduzidos conforme o Protocólo Prisma. Os resultados revelam que o número de artigos publicados tem crescido ao longo dos anos, os EUA lideram com 16% o total de artigos publicados e o periódico International Journal of Production Research assume a liderança no total de publicação. O segmento automobilístico aparece em primeiro lugar, a técnica mais utilizada é a simulação e as palavras-chave que aparecem com maior frequência são “risk assessmentâ€, “supply chain management†e “supply chain riskâ€.


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Senna, P., Reis, A. da C., Sant’anna, D., & Santos, A. C. de S. G. dos. (2020). Supply chain risk management: a bibliometric analysis considering healthcare supply chains. Refas - Revista Fatec Zona Sul, 6(4), 1–15. Recuperado de





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