A Comparative Analysis of Supply Chain Security

Open Access
Author:
Swei, Lillian
Area of Honors:
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Susan Bering Purdum, Thesis Supervisor
  • John Spychalski, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • supply chain security
  • blockchain
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • fashion industry
  • supply chain
Abstract:
As the supply chains of companies become more globalized, longer, and more complex, the need to security has increased. The risks associated with transporting cargo from overseas are much greater than that of sourcing from within the country. With these increased risks, companies are now realizing the increasing need to secure their cargo, especially from theft and counterfeits. This thesis will compare the supply chain security of two companies from different industries. The purpose is not only to compare and contrast the two different security programs, but also to discover if the related industry needs to design a supply chain security program. The companies referenced in this thesis are from the retail and pharmaceutical industries.