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A SWOT analysis of the UK EV battery supply chain

A SWOT analysis of the UK EV battery supply chain
A SWOT analysis of the UK EV battery supply chain

The aim of this research is to identify and explore the UK electric vehicle (EV) battery industry’s supply chain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) by taking a leading UK EV battery company as an exploratory case study. Our research addresses the gap in knowledge surrounding the UK EV battery supply chain, as the current literature is limited whilst demands for EVs are surging. There are significant opportunities awaiting the EV battery industry, though it is crucial that companies are aware of the threats facing them. To address the gap, this research followed an exploratory qualitative research design using semi-structured interviews with experienced interviewees in the industry. By applying the SWOT analysis framework and the theory lens of Resource Based View (RBV), we suggest that the UK EV battery industry should diversify its supply base into multiple regions such as India, Africa, and the US, which would reduce the reliance on sourcing from China whilst maintaining good supplier relationships and continuous innovation.

Battery, Electric vehicle, Supply chain management, SWOT analysis
2071-1050
Zhang, Yun
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Rysiecki, Louise
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Gong, Yu
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Shi, Qi
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Zhang, Yun
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Rysiecki, Louise
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Gong, Yu
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Shi, Qi
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Zhang, Yun, Rysiecki, Louise, Gong, Yu and Shi, Qi (2020) A SWOT analysis of the UK EV battery supply chain. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12 (23), [9807]. (doi:10.3390/su12239807).

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to identify and explore the UK electric vehicle (EV) battery industry’s supply chain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) by taking a leading UK EV battery company as an exploratory case study. Our research addresses the gap in knowledge surrounding the UK EV battery supply chain, as the current literature is limited whilst demands for EVs are surging. There are significant opportunities awaiting the EV battery industry, though it is crucial that companies are aware of the threats facing them. To address the gap, this research followed an exploratory qualitative research design using semi-structured interviews with experienced interviewees in the industry. By applying the SWOT analysis framework and the theory lens of Resource Based View (RBV), we suggest that the UK EV battery industry should diversify its supply base into multiple regions such as India, Africa, and the US, which would reduce the reliance on sourcing from China whilst maintaining good supplier relationships and continuous innovation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 November 2020
Published date: 24 November 2020
Keywords: Battery, Electric vehicle, Supply chain management, SWOT analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 446594
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446594
ISSN: 2071-1050
PURE UUID: 0f7e77c3-3891-495f-a54f-6e6868710ddc
ORCID for Yu Gong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-376X

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Date deposited: 15 Feb 2021 17:33
Last modified: 04 Aug 2022 01:54

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Author: Yun Zhang
Author: Louise Rysiecki
Author: Yu Gong ORCID iD
Author: Qi Shi

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