Title: Resource warfare: considering the challenge of supply chain security in an era of unrestricted warfare

Authors: Zulfiqar Khan; Sarfraz Khan; Mils Hills

Addresses: Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK ' Coventry Business School, Coventry University, UK ' Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK

Abstract: Supply chain management as a concept has grown steadily in importance over the last two decades. Appropriate management of an organisation's supply chains can now be a source of competitive advantage. Hence, it is ever increasingly important to ensure supply chain security. The research focuses on raw metal and rare earth elements supply chains which face particularly different and difficult supply chain risks and challenges when compared to the traditional raw material supply chain. This type of supply chain faces potential for 'resource warfare' and privileged access for chosen nations. A conceptual model is introduced to help improve supply chain security and mitigate risk.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; supply chain security; raw metals; rare earth elements; REEs; supply chain risk; conceptual modelling; supply chains.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2013.058824

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.5 No.3, pp.240 - 249

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Jan 2014 *

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