Supply Chain Security: Survey on Law Enforcement Agencies' Training Needs

TitleSupply Chain Security: Survey on Law Enforcement Agencies' Training Needs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHintsa, J, Ahokas, J, Gallagher, R, Männistö, T
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
KeywordsFP7-CORE, Law Enforcement Agencies, Supply Chain Security, Training Needs

This paper studies of the types of training material which needs to be developed to
order to help law enforcement fight crime more effectively in the context of international
supply chains. The research is based on a survey of law enforcement officials
and policy makers, concerned education and training matters. The results of this
study highlight areas of supply chain security where the global law enforcement
community may need new training material and information most urgently. Despite
the fact that the relatively small and diverse sample size limits the validity and generalizability,
the findings of this study help to design priorities, methods and target
audiences for future law enforcement training programs. Over time, addressing
these identified training needs makes the law enforcement community more able to
prevent, detect and investigate supply chain crimes such as cargo theft, trafficking,
and terrorism. The study also complements the limited body of empirical research
on supply chain security and contributes to the theory of supply chain security by
showing how law enforcement agencies perceive supply chain crime and the types
of security solutions which they consider most useful for fighting it.