Supply Chain Safety Management

Security and Robustness in Logistics

  • Michael Essig
  • Michael Hülsmann
  • Eva-Maria Kern
  • Stephan Klein-Schmeink

Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Supply Chain Safety Management – The Concept

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandra Tandler, Michael Essig
      Pages 3-40
    3. Eva-Maria Kern, Michael Hülsmann, Stephan Klein-Schmeink, Michael Essig
      Pages 41-48
  3. Supply Chain Vulnerability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Gitta Lauster, Lukas Boeckelmann
      Pages 51-88
    3. Marc Oprach, Boris Bovekamp
      Pages 89-100
    4. Carlo Masala
      Pages 101-108
    5. Christoph Bode, René Kemmerling, Stephan M. Wagner
      Pages 109-122
  4. Supply Chain Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Gerhard Wirth
      Pages 125-133
    3. Norbert Gebbeken
      Pages 135-151
    4. Irene Sudy, Sebastian Kummer, Ellis Lehner
      Pages 153-166
    5. Karl Engelhard, Christian Böhm
      Pages 167-178
    6. Gabi Dreo Rodosek, Mario Golling
      Pages 179-197
  5. Supply Chain Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Liliana Rivera, Yossi Sheffi
      Pages 213-216
    3. Philip Cordes, Michael Hülsmann
      Pages 217-230
    4. Joerg S. Hofstetter, Wolfgang Stölzle
      Pages 245-265
    5. Dmitry Ivanov, Boris Sokolov, Joachim Käschel
      Pages 267-287
  6. Supply Chain Preparedness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Josef Mauermair
      Pages 299-308
    3. Stephan Klein-Schmeink, Thomas Peisl
      Pages 309-326
    4. Andreas Brieden, Peter Gritzmann, Michael Öllinger
      Pages 327-355
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Companies face a variety of risks resulting from cost reduction strategies, rationalization measures, global sourcing, and outsourcing activities. Due to the large number of actors involved, extremely close ties emerge, which significantly increase supply chains’ vulnerability to disruptions – this has been shown again and again in the past few years. Against this background, the aspect of supply continuity is of increasing importance for all activities that relate to procurement, logistics, and supply chain management. Its objective is to ensure the continuous operation of supply chains, i.e., the uninterrupted flow of material, information, and coordination from the initial supplier to the end customer. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt adequate measures that take into consideration not only potential losses but also potential gains (so-called speculative risks).

With this book, the concept of Supply Chain Safety Management is introduced. The concept itself is embedded in a comprehensive and dynamic management process. Depending on a supply chain’s individual objectives, a set of courses of action is offered for any risk factors – whether they are identifiable and quantifiable or not. The practicability of Supply Chain Safety Management is highlighted by various case studies.

The book “Supply Chain Safety Management: Achieving Security and Robustness in Logistics” targets both the areas of science and of practice. First, the state of the art in research is reflected and valuable impulses for new and respectively for further research fields are provided by taking into consideration the points of view of scientists and practitioners in the business environment. Next, theoretically well‐substantiated, modern approaches and tools applicable to the business world are offered, an impetus for new ideas and fields of positioning is given and best practice examples are presented allowing a fruitful exchange of experiences between practitioners.

Prof. Michael Essig is the Chair of Materials Management & Distribution at the Bundeswehr University Munich and is Co-Director of the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement as well as the Transfer Center for Defense Supply Chain Management.

Prof. Michael Hülsmann is the Chair of the Systems Management School of Engineering and Science at Jacobs University Bremen.

Prof. Eva-Maria Kern is the Chair of Knowledge Management and Business Process Design at the Bundeswehr University Munich.

Dr. Stephan Klein-Schmeink heads the business unit “SCM” at the g.e.b.b. Gesellschaft für Entwicklung, Beschaffung und Betrieb mbH.


Supply Chain Preparedness Supply Chain Protection Supply Chain Resilience Supply Chain Safety Management Supply Chain Vulnerability

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Essig
    • 1
  • Michael Hülsmann
    • 2
  • Eva-Maria Kern
    • 3
  • Stephan Klein-Schmeink
    • 4
  1. 1.Bundeswehr University MunichNeubibergGermany
  2. 2., Systems ManagementJacobs University BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Bundeswehr University MunichNeubibergGermany
  4. 4.Beschaffung und Betrieb mbH, Supply Chain ManagementGesellschaft für Entwicklung,KölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32020-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32021-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8917
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8925
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