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Module 4 – Background

Logistics and Global Terrorism

Please see search instructions, at the top of the Module 1 Background Info page.

If a source mentioned in this module does not appear below, please see either the Course Bibliography (Syllabus page), or the Background pages of previous modules.

Required

Blanchard, D. (2006 Dec.) Protecting the Global Supply Chain, Industry Week, Cleveland: Vol. 255, Iss. 12, pg. 43, 2 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 219748947]

Closs, D, Spier, C, Whipple, J, M. & Voss, D. (2008 Sep) A Framework for Protecting your Supply Chain, Logistics Management (2002) Highland Ranch: Vol.47, Iss. 9; pg. 45, 1 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 197209740]

Sheffi, Y (2001) Supply Chain Management Under the Threat of International Terrorism, International Journal of Logistics Management, Ponte Vedra Beach: Vol. 12, Iss. 2; pg. 1, 11 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 235866128]

Suder, G, & Czinkota, M. (2005 Fall) Towards An Understanding of Terrorism Risk in the MNE, Multinational Business Review, Detroit: Vol 13, Iss. 3, pg. 3. [ProQuest doc ID: 194181282]

Zalud, Bill, (2010 May) Every Link in the Chain, Security, Troy: Vol. 47, Iss.5; pg. 28, 3 pgs. [ProQuest doc ID: 197786976

Module 4 – Case

Logistics and Global Terrorism

Case Assignment

Read the sources referenced on the Background page. Then, write an essay responding to the following questions:

2 PAGES

1. Is a security-oriented culture, with respect to the supply chain, just good business? Explain.

2. What are the benefits of viewing security issues beyond the individual firm?

3. Why is RFID technology viewed by many to be an important tool in securing a supply chain?

4. Which of the 10 security competencies discussed in the Closs, Speier, Whipple, and Voss article are likely to be the most challenging to implement? Why?

Assignment Expectations

Display an understanding of how terrorism, and other international developments, can threaten global logistics. Discuss measures that can be taken to reduce these threats. Demonstrate critical thinking, logic, and a thorough command of both current and previous course work.

General Case Expectations

· Write a well-constructed essay. Feel free to use tables and bulleted lists, if appropriate.

· The readings may not provide specific answers. In that event, you will need to “fill in the gaps,” using your understanding of the material presented in the module, and the background sources.

· Style and format must comply with the Writing Style Guide. (TUI Guide, n.d.) This is not an English course; however, errors in spelling, grammar and style will be penalized.

· Provide citations and references. Use of APA style is encouraged, but not required. Please see the TUI Writing Guide, or visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL, 2015).

· There is no page requirement. Write what you need to write, neither more nor less.

· Upload your Case before the end of the module.

Module 4 – SLP

Logistics and Global Terrorism

Each SLP assignment consists of two activities. See SLP 1 for a complete description of each.

Activity 1 (Assessment Phase) 1 page

Refer to the organization nominated in SLP 1. Discuss the major operational threats the organization’s logistical functions face as a result of global terrorism.


Activity 2 (Improvement Phase) 1 pages

What might the organization do better, to mitigate the terrorist threats to its logistics operations?

Armed forces personnel who cannot address these questions owing to security concerns should examine a larger question. What logistical threats does the nation face, and how can these risks be reduced?

SLP Assignment Expectations

Demonstrate an understanding of how domestic and global terrorism threaten the logistics of the nominated organization. Discuss how these risks may be mitigated. Creatively synthesize current and past course material to devise solutions that balance security with efficiency and effectiveness.

SLP General Expectations

· Since this is a capstone course, you are expected to make full use of your detailed understanding of the material covered in this course, as well as earlier courses (LOG301, LOG302, and LOG401). You should display highly developed critical, analytical and expository skills.

· Don’t write in checklist form. Integrate the information you find into a well-constructed essay.

· You may not find specific information relating to this assignment. In that case, you will need to “fill in the gaps,” using your understanding of the company you’re analyzing, plus the sources listed on the Background Info page.

· Style and format must comply with the Writing Style Guide. (TUI Guide, n.d.) This is not an English course; however, errors in spelling, grammar and style will be penalized.

· Provide citations and references. Use of APA style is encouraged, but not required. Please see the TUI Writing Guide, or visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL, 2015).

· There is no page requirement. Write what you need to write, neither more nor less.

· Upload your SLP before the end of the module.