An IDEF0 model for a terrorist resistant Global Supply Chain (GSC)
After the infamous terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 in the United States, the world has become increasingly vulnerable to terrorist activities. International businesses that function through Global Supply Chain (GSC) were highly disrupted by the tragedy. Meanwhile, many types of anti-terrorism initiatives were introduced by the US government and world governments in order to improve the security structure of the nations. However, these initiatives have caused a need for additional information and procedures to complete the simplest of transactions. Due to time constraints, difficulties and complexities of implementation; the development of anti-terrorism initiatives remains unbalanced. By developing an IDEF0 model for a terrorist resistant GSC, each individual company would be able to manage and modify their respective GSC while participating in anti-terrorism initiatives. The IDEF0 model for a terrorist resistant GSC is designed to fit all types of companies in different industries and locations. On the whole, this IDEF0 model is designed to be a protocol for the industry. In chapter four, the thesis report concludes with a detailed description of each IDEF0 activity from the point of view of the education and industry professionals.
Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering