Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach

Arthur G. Arway

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March 1, 2013 by CRC Press
Professional - 189 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466511873 - CAT# K14857

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Features

    • Defines the various components of the supply chain and its traditional structure
    • Explains the differences between supply chain and logistics security and normal corporate security operations
    • Offers strategies on how to "manage-back" to clients and customers to limit security risk and potential loss within the supply chain
    • Describes how to manage security providers to enhance supply chain security (SCS) plans and programs
    • Helps professionals blend knowledge and technique to implement a holistic SCS program

    Summary

    The supply chain is a complex system of numerous, integrated stakeholders. These stakeholders are responsible for the transportation, storage, documentation, and handling of material goods and cargo. Each entity has its own unique relationship with and role within the chain—as well as its own unique security requirements. The challenge of trying to secure the supply chain at every level is both a domestic and global concern. In this global economy, companies must be able to integrate security into supply chain logistics to protect their employees, assets, and clients from incidents of theft and other damaging events.

    Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach provides security professionals the tools necessary to ensure supply chain security. The book demonstrates how to establish and enforce security policies and protocols, including rapid responses that must be deployed in the event of a theft or security incident. Most importantly, it enables professionals to integrate business practices into the planning, development, and successful operation of supply chains to ensure security and protect assets.

    Drawn from the experience of a recognized leader in domestic and international supply chain logistics, trade, and transportation security, the book illustrates through a series of case studies how security professionals can institute sound security practices. By demonstrating to their stakeholders and potential customers that they provide a secure environment for materials, products, goods, and cargo, companies can increase their customer base and improve their bottom line.