I am pleased to announce that – jointly between Riga Technical University, HEC University of Lausanne and Cross-border Research Association – a new compendium titled “Supply Chain Security (SCS) Compendium: A Decade of SCS Research” has been published. Copies of the book have already been sent to key international organizations, and, will be soon made available for CBRA Partner Universities, on all continents, as part of early steps in setting up the Global Trade Facilitation Research Network (acronym G-FAN; more information will be shared later this year).
This compendium consists of 18 supply chain security research papers and related articles co-authored by Dr. Juha Hintsa, the founder of the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA), and several of his colleagues at HEC University of Lausanne, EPFL, Aalto University etc., during the years of 2005 to 2014. The target audience for this compendium is undergraduate and graduate students studying supply chain and logistics management, risk and security management, and customs administration management in various universities and other educational institutes across the world. In addition, supply chain security and customs practitioners and consultants may find the articles useful for their daily work.
The compendium aims to provide comprehensive information on the multifaceted subject of supply chain security (SCS) with a three-fold focus: First, it provides an overview of the negative impacts of illicit activities in global supply chains; second, it presents a broad spread of good practices across a range of governmental and private sector actors in response to identified threats; third, it outlines the drivers of change and future trends in SCS management in view of the current situation. In keeping with these objectives a systematic presentation of the 18 research papers have been made in the following thematic order (please note that with two of the papers we are sharing two chapters per paper in separate sections – thus the total number of 20 sections below):
1. Illicit activities and their (negative) consequences in global supply chains: papers coded CBRA1-6;
2. Governmental responses to secure the global supply chains: papers coded CBRA7-10;
3. Supply chain company responses to secure their supply chains: papers coded CBRA11-16; and
4. Change drivers and future trends in supply chain security management: papers coded CBRA17-20.
First and foremost, I would like to thank Professor Ari-Pekka Hameri and the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Lausanne for providing the baseline funding and overall infrastructure for the supply chain security research work, which started already in January 2002. Second, I would like to thank Professor Aivars Vilnis Krastins, Mr. Normunds Rudzitis, Mr. Jan Jansson and Riga Technical University, the Institute of International Business and Customs, for the close collaboration within and beyond the World Customs Organization’s PICARD program ever since the year of 2005. I also thank them for organizing and financing the printing of this compendium. Third, I thank the European Commission and FP7-project CORE as well as the Swiss–Latvian cooperation program block grant “Swiss Researchers’ Activities in Latvia” for the financial support, enabling myself to focus on the development of educational and training materials on global supply chain security management. Fourth, I thank all the original publishers of these research papers for granting the re-printing rights, among them: EEAS, Emerald, Inderscience Publishers, OSCE, Procon, Springer, UNECE, World Customs Journal, WCO; as well as the organizers of the e-Freight, HICL and T-LOG conferences.
And last, but definitely not least, I would like to thank all the co-authors across the 18 papers: Mr. Fathi Abu Ayyash, Mr. Juha Ahokas, Professor Matthias Finger, Mr. Cees Fossen, Dr. Ximena Gutierrez, Professor Ari- Pekka Hameri, Mr. Frank Heijmann, Professor Jan Holmström, Ms. Tamanna Khan, Ms. Minodora Lazarescu, Mr. Peter Myers, Dr. Sangeeta Mohanty, Dr. Toni Männistö, Mr. Normunds Rudzitis, Mr. Jukka Sahlstedt, Mr. Chris Thibedeau, Mr. Vladlen Tsikolenko, Dr. Luca Urciuoli, Professor Philip Wieser, and Ms. Melanie Wieting. Finally, I express my gratitude to Mr. Bryce Blegen, Mr. Roeland van Bockel, Dr. Andrew Grainger and Dr. Andrew Trail for their critical review on several of these publications.
Reference: Hintsa, J. (2017), “Supply Chain Security (SCS) Compendium: A Decade of SCS Research”, HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Riga Technical University, Latvia.
CBRA1: Hintsa, J. and Wieting, M. (2014), “A new research protocol to develop multiple case studies on illicit activities in trade, logistics, processing and disposal of WEEE – waste in electrical and electronic equipment”, Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL), September 18-19, 2014, Hamburg, pp.291-312.
CBRA2: Urciuoli, L., Männistö, T., Hintsa, J. and Khan, T. (2013), ”Supply chain cyber security – potential future threats”, Information & Security: An International Journal, Vol.29, pp. 51-68
CBRA3: Hintsa, J., Männistö, T., Urciuoli, L. and Ahokas, J. (2012), “Does better visibility help mitigate security risks in cross-border supply chains? – Case FP7-CASSANDRA”, Proceedings of the e-Freight Conference, May 9-10, 2012, Delft, pp.1-16.
CBRA4: Männistö T., Hintsa, J., and Urciuoli, L. (2014), ”Supply chain crime – taxonomy development and empirical validation”, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 238–256
CBRA5: Hintsa, J. and Mohanty, S. (2014), “A literature-based qualitative framework for assessment of socio-economic negative impacts of common illicit cross-border freight logistics flows”, Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL), September 18-19, 2014, Hamburg, pp. 313-334.
CBRA6: Hintsa, J., Mohanty, S., Rudzitis, N., Fossen, C. and Heijmann, F. (2014), “The role and value of customs administrations in minimization of socio-economic negative impacts related to illicit import flows in freight logistics systems- three preliminary cases in Europe – FP7-CORE”, Proceedings of the 9th WCO PICARD Conference, September 17-19, 2014, Puebla, pp. 1-29.
CBRA7: Hintsa, J., Männistö, T., Hameri, A.P., Finger, M., Thibedeau, C., Sahlsted, J. and Tsikolenko, V. (2010), “Customs risk management (CRiM): a survey with 24 customs administrations”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Transportation and Logistics (T-LOG), September 6-8, 2010, Fukuoka City, pp.1-22.
CBRA8: Hintsa J (2010). “Initial Results of the Customs Risk management Survey”, WCO News, No. 62. June 2010. pp. 17-19.
CBRA9: Hintsa, J., Männistö, T., Urciuoli, L., and Ahokas, J. (2011), “Customs perspectives on detection of deliberate regulatory violations in global supply chains – the role of information and data in risk identification”, OSCE-UNECE Round Table/UNECE Inland Transport Security Forum, December 12- 13, 2011, Vienna, pp. 55-72.
CBRA10: Gutierrez, X. and Hintsa, J. (2006), “Voluntary supply chain security programs: a systematic comparison”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain (ILS), May 15-17, 2006, Lyon, pp. 1-11.
CBRA11: Hintsa, J., Ahokas, J., Männistö, T. and Sahlstedt, J. (2010), “CEN supply chain security (SCS) feasibility study”, CEN/TC 379 Supply Chain Security, Final report, January 15, 2010, pp. 43-66.
CBRA12: Hintsa, J. (2013), AEO – MRA Study for RTC- Thailand Europe Cooperation TEC-II, PDSC: Implementation of international standards on Supply Chain Security leading to a secure Trade Environment and to increased Trade Facilitation (Activity Code : TRA 4), Final Report, Bangkok, pp. 39-62
CBRA13: Hintsa J. (2014). “AEO programmes, the benefits for supply chain companies and MRA preparations”, WCO News June 2014 | n° 74 |WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, pp. 42-46.
CBRA14: Gutiérrez, X., Hintsa, J., Wieser, P. and Hameri, A.P. (2007), “Voluntary supply chain security program impacts: an empirical study with BASC member companies”, World Customs Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp.31-48.
CBRA15: Hintsa, J., Hameri, A.P., Männistö, T., Lazarescu, M., Ahokas, J. and Holmström, J. (2010), ”Conceptual model for measuring benefits of security in global supply chains”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Transportation and Logistics (T-LOG), September 6-8, 2010, Fukuoka City, pp. 1-25.
CBRA16: Hintsa, J. (2013), AEO – MRA Study for RTC- Thailand Europe Cooperation TEC-II, PDSC: Implementation of international standards on Supply Chain Security leading to a secure Trade Environment and to increased Trade Facilitation (Activity Code : TRA 4), Final Report, Bangkok, pp. 97-128.
CBRA17: Hintsa, J., Ahokas, J., Männistö, T. and Sahlstedt, J. (2010), “CEN supply chain security (SCS) feasibility study”, CEN/TC 379 Supply Chain Security, Final report, January 15, 2010, pp. 67-87.
CBRA18: Hintsa, J. (2010), “A comprehensive framework for analysis and design of supply chain security standards”, Journal of Transportation Security, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 105-25.
CBRA19: Hameri, A.P. and Hintsa, J. (2009), “Assessing the drivers of change for cross-border supply chains”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics, Vol. 39 No. 9, pp.741-761.
CBRA20: LOGSEC Final Roadmap (2011), “Development of a strategic roadmap towards a large scale demonstration project in European logistics and supply chain security”, FP7-project LOGSEC, (Grant agreement no: 241676, date: 1.4.2010-31.3.2011, Hintsa acted as the technical manager of the project).