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Logistics and Transportation Security : A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience

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This new textbook on transportation and logistics security is strongly informed by post-9/11 politics; the goal of security is to maximize profits, which are threatened by attacking enemies. The author offers a neoliberal military-criminal philosophy and advocates corporate/government security partnerships. The book contrasts with other textbooks which use a risk-management approach, focused on improving performance and securing infrastructure against natural and human-made dangers. The text treats an organization's risk as unrelated to its behavior (outside of security policies). As a result, the book is of limited use for settings like international relations and business, where an organization's risk may depend on its behavior around resource limits, cultural, political, or economic factors. It is also not for fields where security involves accident prevention. It will be useful for short-term planning against crimes like commercial piracy or for-profit computer hacking, where targets are random and chosen based on strategic vulnerabilities. It will be most useful for law enforcement students who plan to work in commercial ports and shipping (the author's field). Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

In a world increasingly exposed to terrorism, piracy, and the trafficking of humans and narcotics, companies must ensure their supply chains and transportation networks ensure an efficient flow of goods, without compromising security. This new book on logistics and transportation security addresses the many regulatory, political, and technological developments not covered in existing books. Examining sea, land, and air transportation systems and linkages, this book includes coverage of hazardous material handling, securing transportation networks, logistics essentials, supply chain security, risk assessments, the regulatory framework, strategic planning, and innovation through technology.

Number of Pages: 380
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom / International Security, Management, Purchasing + Buying
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Maria G. Burns
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 17386532
UPC: 9781482253078
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-2797
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