Honors College Theses

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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