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In recent years, supply chains have become more globalized and thus more vulnerable. It was in the aftermath of 9/11 when governments and practitioners became more conscious of the fact that supply chains could be jeopardized by security risks, such as theft, counterfeiting, as well as terror-related or natural hazard risks.

Awareness has increased both in industry and academia, where Supply Chain Risk Management research has grown in recent years. Originally, research focused on the operational risks of supply chains, lacking a more holistic approach including both security and operational risks of supply chain.

The Supply Chain Security and Risk Management Research Group tackle the challenging question of how to achieve efficient and secure supply chains. In order to do so, the Research Group works on the following research areas:
  • Methodologies for risk management
  • Risk based approach to supply chain management
  • Supply chain models integrating risks and security controls
  • Supply chain disruptions and resilience
Supply Chain Security and Risk Management Research Group
Related Projects
  • Urciuoli, L. What are the causes of transport insecurity? Results from a survey with transport operators. Transport Policy, Vol. 47, April 2016, pp. 189–202
  • Urciuoli, L.  Port security training and education in Europe—a framework and a roadmap to harmonizationMaritime Policy & Management, 2016, pp. 1-17. DOI:10.1080/03088839.2015.1134830
  • Urciuoli, L. Cyber-Resilience: A Strategic Approach for Supply Chain Management. Technology Innovation Management Review, Vol. 5 (4), April 2015, pp. 13–18
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E., Creating More Resilient Supply ChainsMIT Sloan Management Review, Summer issue, 2014
  • Revilla E. and Sáenz, M.J., Supply Chain Disruption Management: Global Convergence vs. National Specificity. Journal of Business Research Vol 67 (2014) pp 1123-1135. June 2014
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla E., Case Study: Cisco Systems, inc., Supply Chain Risk Management. In Chuck Munson (Ed.), The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Financial Times Press. Winner of the Case Writing Award, 2013 by EFMD.
  • Revilla E. and Sáenz, M.J., A Taxonomy of Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies: Antecedents and Performance. 2013 Best Paper Award, International Decision Science Institute Conference 2013.
  • Sáenz, M.J. and Revilla, E.. A Case Study in Proactive Risk Management. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers, 49. May 2013.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. Internationalization of the supply chain. Alternatives in front of risks (in Spanish). Revista ICEX Internacionalización, 2012.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. What Is The Right Disruption Management For Your Supply Chain?. Forbes, October 2011.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. Challenges in supply chain disruptions (In Spanish). Estrategia, N. 6, 2011.
  • Revilla, E. and Sáenz, M.J.. How do you manage supply chain disruptions? (in Spanish). America Economía, October 2011.
  • Saenz M.J., Lamban M.P., y Navarro E., Flexible Supply Chains: A Boost for Risk Mitigation?. In S.T. Ponis (Ed.), Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles, IGI Global, 2010.
Related Publications
Related Master Theses
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Security. Andrés Vadillo González and Maria Ioanna Levanti, ZLOG 2012 (Advisor: Prof. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz)
  • Risk-Based Approach for Efficient and Secure Trade in Global Supply Chains - Impact on 3PL Operations. Carolina Ciprés, ZLOG 2012 (Advisor: Prof. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz)
  • Security concerns in container shipping: review of risk based approaches. Gala Orquin, ZLOG 2010 (Advisor: Prof. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz)