Risk assessment and security measures in supply chain networks

Shanthakumar Palaniswami, Lawrence O. Jenicke, Patrick Okonkwo, Hyungu Kang

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In the recent past, the management of an extended supply chain network (SCN) in terms of risk and security has become very complex. Recent occurrences of earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and innumerable man-made disruptions such as terrorist attacks, strikes, power blackouts, energy shortages and institutional failures have adversely affected the normal functioning of supply chains world-wide. This paper primarily focuses on the security issues in supply chain networks and is organised in three major sections: security risks, security risk assessment and security measures. These three sections discuss existing issues in supply chain security and present several frameworks for improving the overall security in supply chain networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Procurement Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Buyer-seller relationship
  • Risk assessment
  • SCN
  • Security measure
  • Supply chain network


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