Maria G. Burns
September 28, 2015
by CRC Press
Reference - 384 Pages - 119 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482253078 - CAT# K23901
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In a world increasingly exposed to terrorism, piracy, and the trafficking of humans and narcotics, companies must ensure their supply chains and transportation networks ensure an efficient flow of goods, without compromising security. This new book on logistics and transportation security addresses the many regulatory, political, and technological developments not covered in existing books. Examining sea, land, and air transportation systems and linkages, this book includes coverage of hazardous material handling, securing transportation networks, logistics essentials, supply chain security, risk assessments, the regulatory framework, strategic planning, and innovation through technology.
Introduction to Transportation and Logistics Systems
Introduction to Security
The Many Faces of Security
Global Transportation Security and Regulatory Framework
Critical Infrastructure Security: Resilience in Action
Classifying Security Treats through the 9 Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Categories
Supply Chain Security: Mind The Gap!
Security Risk Assessment & Risk Analysis
Public and Private Partnerships and Global Collaboration
Security Technology & Innovation
Combating Security Threats: The Human Factor
Strategic, Tactical and Operating Process
The Future of Global Transportation and Supply Chain Networks
"Influenced by Geo-politics, the importance of maritime security of the supply chain is ever-increasing, though it was always an integral part of Commercial Shipping. Prof. Burns has shed new light on this complex and evolving field where security of the supply chain is being targeted as a geopolitical tool, breaking it down to the elements. This outstanding contribution by Maria is an essential read in understanding the various strategic and tactical objectives for every supply chain professional involved in the maritime segment."
—Capt. Anuj Chopra, FNI ExC, VP Americas, RightShip
"Prof. Burns has taken a comprehensive look at the global transportation system, and identified the strengths and vulnerabilities of its security to human life, the environment, and the global economy. She further presents suggestions for insuring that the importance of security, both physical and cyber, is fully understood so that stakeholders can take prudent action to ensure the viability and continuity of our transportation system."
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)
"Professor Burns has authored a clear and concise book detailing the issues of security in today’s post 911 era. An invaluable read for those working within the transport and security industries."
—Steven Neuendorff, Head of Americas, Hansa Heavy Lift, Inc.
"In her new book, Professor Burns covers one of the most important subjects of the 21st century, Security, as related to Transportation and Logistics systems analyzing topics such as the global transportation, the regulatory framework, the infrastructure, the hazardous materials, the supply chain, risk assessment and analysis, global collaboration, technology and innovation. Professor Burns further covers another extremely subject, the human factor, strategic, tactical and operating processes and the future of transportation and supply chain networks. I strongly believe that this book should be in the hands of all transportation related employees and managers."
—Capt. George M. Pontikos, Vice President Port Operations, Odfjell USA (Houston) Inc.
"Prof. Burns does an outstanding job in presenting the critical importance of Ports in the Supply Chain and the need for Security, in a global market that moves 80% of its goods via sea transport, while increasingly depends on digital, high tech platforms. She discusses the most common forms of attack, actors involved, procedural gaps and offers a set of new approaches to Risk Management. 12 critical issues are identified as the foundations of security and Prof. Burns masterfully explains their complex interaction for Security Resilience and Sustainability, including the collaborative relationship between the State and the private sector that must take place to ensure competitiveness, and their symbiosis with Security at both the national and international levels."
Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), Organization of American States, Washington DC
"Maria Burns has done it again! In this first class Security resource book, she demonstrates once more her ability to blend practical and useful information into a compilation or real-world security scenarios. This innovative approach will make this book a scientific and commercial success!
—Niels A Aalund, Senior Vice President, West Gulf Maritime Association; and Chairman, Houston Maritime Museum