Is a security-oriented culture, with respect to the supply chain, just good business? Explain. What are the benefits of viewing security issues beyond the individual firm?
Read the sources referenced on the Background page (below). Then, write an essay responding to the following questions:
- Is a security-oriented culture, with respect to the supply chain, just good business? Explain.
- What are the benefits of viewing security issues beyond the individual firm?
- Why is RFID technology viewed by many to be an important tool in securing a supply chain?
- Which of the 10 security competencies discussed in the Closs, Speier, Whipple, and Voss article are likely to be the most challenging to implement? Why?
Display an understanding of how terrorism, and other international developments, can threaten global logistics. Discuss measures that can be taken to reduce these threats. Demonstrate critical thinking, logic, and a thorough command of both current and previous course work.
General Case Expectations
- Write a well-constructed essay. Feel free to use tables and bulleted lists, if appropriate.
- The readings may not provide specific answers. In that event, you will need to “fill in the gaps,” using your understanding of the material presented in the module, and the background sources.
- Style and format must comply with the Writing Style Guide. (TUI Guide, n.d.) This is not an English course; however, errors in spelling, grammar and style will be penalized.
- Provide citations and references. Use of APA style is encouraged, but not required. Please see the TUI Writing Guide, or visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL, 2015).
- There is a 2 page requirement and references. Write what you need to write, neither more nor less
Required Background Information:
Blanchard, D. (2006 Dec.) Protecting the Global Supply Chain, Industry Week, Cleveland: Vol. 255, Iss. 12, pg. 43, 2 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 219748947]
Closs, D, Spier, C, Whipple, J, M. & Voss, D. (2008 Sep) A Framework for Protecting your Supply Chain,Logistics Management (2002) Highland Ranch: Vol.47, Iss. 9; pg. 45, 1 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 197209740]
Sheffi, Y (2001) Supply Chain Management Under the Threat of International Terrorism, International Journal of Logistics Management, Ponte Vedra Beach: Vol. 12, Iss. 2; pg. 1, 11 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 235866128]
Suder, G, & Czinkota, M. (2005 Fall) Towards An Understanding of Terrorism Risk in the MNE, Multinational Business Review, Detroit: Vol 13, Iss. 3, pg. 3. [ProQuest doc ID: 194181282]
Zalud, Bill, (2010 May) Every Link in the Chain, Security, Troy: Vol. 47, Iss.5; pg. 28, 3 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 197786976]