Trident Log490 module 4 case and SLP

Module 4 – Case

THE IMPACT OF 9/11 ON GLOBAL LOGISTICS

Case Assignment

Read the following articles:

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

Closs, David, Cheri Speier, Judith Whipple, M. Douglas Voss (2008 Sep) A Framework for Protecting your Supply Chain,Logistics Management (2002)Highland Ranch: Vol.47, Iss. 9; pg. 45, 1 pg.

After reading these and the other articles in the assigned reading, in an essay of 3-4 pages, answer the following questions:
Is a security-oriented culture applied to the supply chain just good business? Explain.
What are the benefits of viewing security issues beyond the individual firm?
Why is RFID technology viewed by many to be an important tool in securing a supply chain?
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 a contextual understanding of the security implications of logistics management under the threat of domestic and global terrorism. Display in-depth knowledge of the vulnerabilities of logistics systems and creativity in assessing the security competencies that could mitigate the risks. In a broader perspective, demonstrate critical thinking, clarity of logic, and synthesis from previous course work in logistics in assessing the implications of implementing a security-oriented culture as a central element of the business equation.

Submit your assignment for grading by the end of the module.

Module 4 – SLP

THE IMPACT OF 9/11 ON GLOBAL LOGISTICS

The Session Long Project (SLP) requires writing an essay on a contemporary logistics topic facing your organization. As noted in the instructions for the Module 1 SLP Page, the SLP consists of two activities: (1) an assessment phase that asks you to explain and evaluate how the module topic applies to your Case study organization’s logistics operations, and (2) an improvement phase that asks you how the organization might better adjust logistics operations to respond to the module topic. Your essay should, whenever possible, integrate information from previous courses along with providing examples based on your own experiences to illustrate and support the points discussed in the essay.

For the Module 4 SLP, write a 1- to 2-page essay addressing the following:

Activity 1 (Assessment Phase)

Discuss the major operational threats your organization’s logistics functions face as a result of global terrorism.

Activity 2 (Improvement Phase)

How might your organization better mitigate the threats of terrorism relative to its logistics operations?

Armed forces personnel who believe they may have difficulty answering these questions because of security concerns should shift the scale of inquiry to the logistics risks the nation faces and how it might better mitigate vulnerability to these risks.

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