Identification of Design Variables for a Supply Chain Risk Management Audit

TitleIdentification of Design Variables for a Supply Chain Risk Management Audit
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSchröder, M, Beck, J, Kersten, W
EditorKersten, W, Blecker, T, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsInnovations and Strategies for Logistics and Supply Chains
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-7375-7805-9
Other NumbersISSN (print) 2635-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
KeywordsAuditing, SME, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management

Due to an increasing vulnerability in today´s supply chains a supply chain risk management
(SCRM) system is strongly recommended, especially for companies with a
high degree of dependence on supply chain partners. However, as a permanent and
effective use of the SCRM system is not only ensured by a successful implementation,
an appropriate control mechanism needs to be implemented. Auditing the SCRM
system can be such a solution. The main objective of this study is the identification
of variables and their possible design related to SCRM systems. Based on an extensive
literature review aiming to identify those variables, an empirical study with
experts in the field of auditing is carried out. The transmission of the results to the
concept of SCRM leads to possible configurations of the variables, both for a general
internal SCRM self-audit and an audit focused on
small and medium sized enterprises (SME).