Supply Chain Security Programs: Comparing Authorithy and Business Certifications
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of The 21st Annual Nofoma Conference, 11-12 June 2009 Jönköping Sweden, Nofoma , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Purpose of this paper
A new topic that during the last years has come to the attention of researchers is supply
chain security. Stakeholders are progressively realizing the importance to join the authority
regulations issued by governments (e.g. AEO) to reduce transport delays at Customs or
other business certifications (e.g. TAPA) to reduce theft or counterfeiting. However the
differences and impacts of security certifications are not always well understood. This
paper has the main purpose to explore similarities and diversities of security certifications
and to identify their effects on supply chain efficiency and security.
This research is based on a system-theoretical approach to describe security certifications,
make a comparative analysis and deduct their impact on transport operations. The research
design is primarily based on a literature search.
The findings put in evidence that authority and business security certifications can be
complementary. Moreover transport operators and legislative bodies are recommended to
initiate collaboration experiences.
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
The comparative analysis will only focus on three main European certifications: the
Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), the Freight Security Requirements and the
Trucking Security Requirements issued by the Transported Assets Protection Association
in Europe (TAPA EMEA).
Practical implications (if applicable)
The analysis proposed in this paper may support logistics and supply chain managers in the
analysis and comparison of authority and business certifications for decision-making.
What is original/value of paper
Previous research focuses only on the impact of authority security certification programs
on transport operations. None of the known literature makes a comparative analysis with
existing business certifications to enlighten the different impact on security and efficiency.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nofoma , 2009.
risk management, supply chain risk, supply chain security programs, freight forwarding, transport security, Supply chain security
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6271Local ID: 2320/5785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6271DiVA: diva2:886958