Supply Chain Security Related Services

TitleSupply Chain Security Related Services
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJażdżewska-Gutta, M
EditorBlecker, T, Kersten, W, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsOperational Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chains
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-7375-4056-8
Other NumbersISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
KeywordsPrivate Security, Security Industry, Supply Chain Security, Supply Chain Security Management

Since the terrorist attacks in 2001 the security issue has become an important topic
for the companies involved in international trade. It has been confirmed in numerous
studies that the companies became more interested in conducting risk assessment
or introducing supply chain security management. Although not all the companies
are interested in enhancing security of their business, and often supply chain security
is not their main concern, the security industry based on B2B services is growing.
There are numerous new companies offering security related services such as monitoring
of shipments, video monitoring, physical security, cyber security, consulting,
and advisory. Also existing companies, especially in the area of logistics, consulting
and physical security have started to offer supply chain security services.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the supply chain security industry, categorize
the services offered by the companies and to determine the advantages and disadvantages
of outsourcing security related processes to other parties. The methodology
involves analysis of business offers of companies representing the industry from
several countries. The paper analyses also potential for future growth of the industry
and its place in international supply chains.