Date

2015

Major

Logistics (BBA)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Christopher Boone

Abstract

In the ever expanding global market, supply chains have become a complex web of balancing consumer demand with supplier capabilities. Lead times are shorter, margin of error lower, and the opportunities for disruption to the supply chain have increased. As a result supply chain manager’s struggle with determining which risks to insulate themselves from. This qualitative study explores how firms within the industry develop opinions on cargo theft as a disruption to their supply chain. Key findings identified insights along three common themes: what considerations firms give relative to cargo theft, what are they doing about it, and what are the challenges that lie ahead.

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