Security Challenges
Volume 16, No.4 (2020)

A Market-Oriented Approach to Supply Chain Security

What is supply chain security and how does it impact national security? Why do certain challenges arise in supply chain security and how can the U.S. Government, its allies, and private industry address these challenges? This article seeks to examine this emerging topic and outline a creative approach to quantifying (and eventually pricing) supply chain security risk. In this piece we argue that firms ought to secure their supply chains and effectively mitigate uncertainties since these risks can disrupt business operations if neglected. Furthermore, these risks also entail national security concerns in the defence acquisitions supply chain. We introduce a novel supply chain risk assessing system that is modelled after the FICO credit scoring system used to measure consumer credit risk.

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