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Global Supply Chain Security and Management by Darren Prokop

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Preface

This book presents a detailed overview and appraisal of supply chain management in the context of security. In most books dealing with supply chain management the government is taken to be a rather nebulous entity; and when it does appear it is usually as a source of preexisting constraints to business. These constraints would involve compliance with the tax system, honoring contracts, obeying laws and regulations, etc. In other words, government is exogenous to supply chains and to the strategic planning involved in setting them up. In the context of supply chain security, however, the government is a prominent player; indeed, it has a place in the supply chain alongside traditional vendors, producers, consumers, and transportation providers. ...

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