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Global Supply Chain Security and Management

Book Description

Global Supply Chain Security and Management: Appraising Programs, Preventing Crimes examines the relationship between securing a supply chain and promoting more efficient worldwide trade. Historically, the primary goal of supply chain security was guarding against theft and damage. Today, supply chains are also on the frontlines in the fight against terrorism.

This book showcases industry leaders and their best practices, also exploring how the government is both a policing organization and a supply chain partner. In addition, it covers the critical roles that various technologies play, focusing on how Big Data is collected and turned into knowledge.

By using the tools provided, readers will gain a stronger understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by any organization that imports or exports products.

  • Outlines the latest technologies being used to secure infrastructures
  • Leverages game theory to express the strategic interactions of government and business
  • Covers the latest U.S. regulations and provides analytical tools to help make sense of these regulations
  • Incorporates the latest theories and techniques of industrial organization, economics, and security

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Global Supply Chain Management
    2. The Impact of Global Supply Chains
    3. Introducing the Players
    4. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  8. Chapter 2. The Economics of Supply Chain Security
    1. Basic Economics for Supply Chain Analysis
    2. Industrial Organization
    3. Game Theory
    4. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  9. Chapter 3. Threats to Supply Chains
    1. Human Threats
    2. Natural Threats
    3. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  10. Chapter 4. The Role of Government
    1. Supply Chain Security Programs
    2. The Domestic Context
    3. The International Context
    4. Disaster Relief Programs
    5. Do the Programs Work?
    6. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  11. Chapter 5. The Role of Information Technology
    1. From Data to Wisdom
    2. Cybersecurity
    3. Linking, Tracking, and Sensing Technology
    4. The Big Data Challenge
    5. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  12. Chapter 6. The Business and Government Interface
    1. The Goals of Business
    2. The Goals of Government
    3. Public-Private Partnerships
    4. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  13. Chapter 7. Trade Efficiency and Security: Are They a Trade-off?
    1. Supply Chain Regulation
    2. The Security-Efficiency Trade-off
    3. The Economics of Supply Chain Security Regulation
    4. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  14. Chapter 8. Mitigating Risk and Measuring Success
    1. Complexity and Risk in the Supply Chain
    2. Measuring Success
    3. Issues and Problems Going Forward
  15. Chapter 9. The Future of Supply Chain Security
    1. Nowhere to Hide
    2. Goals Desired and Goals Missed
    3. Globalization
    4. Conclusions
  16. Appendix: Some Useful Concepts and Analytical Tools
  17. Index