COVID-19 impact on the value chain
: Embraer´s case study

  • Beatriz Isabel Vicente Mirão (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Embraer Portugal Estruturas Metálicas S.A. and Embraer Portugal Estruturas em Compósitos S.A., both in Évora, supply the mother company Embraer S.A. in Brazil with ready to assembly large aluminium and carbon fibre parts. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, both plants suffered a clear disruption in its supply chain. Under the globalization landscape, the supply chain becomes more vulnerable, which, consequently, impacts its competitive position in the market.This thesis investigates the resilience and robustness of Embraer's value chain with the consequent identification of the priority areas of risk. As a result, the understanding of the global supply chain concept and its inherent risk management supports this study and Embraer's case.Additionally, this case works as a teaching instrument allowing students and teachers to associate the theoretical frameworks learnt in class to a current and practical business situation.
Date of Award2 Feb 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRicardo Ferreira Reis (Supervisor)


  • Aerospace industry
  • Strategy
  • COVID-19
  • Disruption
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations
  • Global supply chain
  • Risk management
  • Competitive advantage
  • Embraer


  • Mestrado em Gestão e Administração de Empresas

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