Supply Chain Risk Management in International Trade Operations Between Germany and Brazil

TitleSupply Chain Risk Management in International Trade Operations Between Germany and Brazil
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSchroeder, M, Gomes, RBarata
EditorKersten, W, Blecker, T, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsNext Generation Supply Chains
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9879-6; 978-3-7375-0340-2
ISSN NumberISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
KeywordsBrazil, Germany, international trade, Supply Chain Risk Management

While different aspects of export barriers and supply chain risks in companies
have been discussed in literature intensively, there exist only a small number of
current, international studies analyzing supply chain risks that might occur in
companies during international trade operations between Germany and Brazil.
Thus, the aim of this paper is to identify and classify potential risks that might
occur during international trade operations between German and Brazilian
companies compromising the supply chain management. Moreover, supply
chain risk management measures will be compiled to support entrepreneurs in
managing those risks.
In the remainder of the paper, at first the theoretical background is provided for
risk and supply chain risk management. Afterwards, a literature review of
existing studies related to export problems is given and the research
methodology for the empirical part is described. Subsequently, the empirical
results of expert interviews, that have been conducted so far, reflect the work in
progress. In addition, first developed measures are presented regarding
operational risks. Finally, the paper finishes with a conclusion and further