Title: Supply Chain Security Management: an overview

Authors: Juha Hintsa, Ximena Gutierrez, Philip Wieser, Ari-Pekka Hameri

Addresses: HEC University of Lausanne and Cross-border Research Association, c/o BMT, Ave d'Echallens 74, CH-1004 Lausanne, Switzerland. ' EPFL CDM IML, Batiment Odyssea, Station 5, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ' Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL CDM IML, Batiment Odyssea, Station 5, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ' HEC University of Lausanne Internef, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Abstract: Supply Chain Security Management (SCSM) is a relatively new research discipline, thus introductory papers are scarce. The recent concerns on security are driving the introduction of new security initiatives forward to an extent that they are becoming an integral part of supply chain management. This paper presents the current state of SCSM initiatives, and discusses their managerial implications, highlighting the importance of interplay between various business and governmental parties. The paper concludes that a gap exists between SCSM research, standards development and practical managerial actions; the academic community can bridge this gap, e.g., by carrying in-depth supply chain case studies.

Keywords: SCSM; supply chain security management; supply chain security programmes; supply chain security standards; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2009.022501

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.344 - 355

Published online: 10 Jan 2009 *

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