Risk trade-off linked to temporary storage in the transport network
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Today’s demand on high supply chain performance requires higher awareness about supply chain risks and uncertainty. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the role of temporary storage in the transport network in a supply chain perspective. The primary research question concerns the purpose or role of temporary storage and whether management of temporary storage can contribute to reducing risks and uncertainty in the supply chain.Within the described framework of supply chain systems in a transport network, and the management and control of risk and uncertainty, theoretical modelling has been used as a basis for logical deduction of the conclusions. The findings are then supported and verified by two case studies. Temporary storage in transit is located between nodes in the transport network. The temporary storage function will act as a supply chain disturbance neutralizer, thereby reducing risks and uncertainty within the supply chain. The use of temporary storage also means exposing the transport more for antagonistic threats, i.e. primarily a larger theft risk. To avoid both supply chain disturbance and increased theft risk there are three types of solutions; improved and more exact scheduling of delivery time, availability of secure parking spaces whenever a resource needs to make a temporary stop, and utilizing tracking and tracing systems. These reductive measures can be applied jointly, and as a combined toolbox they can contribute to reducing the risk and uncertainty in the supply chain.A comprehensive inventorying of appropriate methods to optimize temporary storage in transit has not been carried out. The deduced research results are based on theory and limited case study support and will primarily serve as a general guideline.From a security point of view, temporary storage offers a crime opportunity, which needs to be reduced in order to achieve lower total supply chain risk and uncertainty. This paper describes the role of temporary storage in a supply chain risk context and provides guidelines related to the trade-off between security concerns and supply chain efficiency.This paper illuminates the purpose and the drawbacks of temporary stops in the flow of goods within the transport network. The conditions for temporary storage in transit, related to controlling different types of risk and uncertainty in the supply chain, have been scarcely analyzed in previous research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nofoma 2010 , 2010.
supply chain management, supply chain risks, temporary storage, transport network configuration, secure parking
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6343Local ID: 2320/6379OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6343DiVA: diva2:887030