Transportation & Logistics 2030, Volume 4: Securing the supply chain

Freight and passenger transport facilities are frequently the targets of attacks, whether the motive be political or purely for profit. Natural disasters like the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan show us only too clearly just how vulnerable our transportation and logistics systems are, when, for example, key commercial harbours are taken out of commission; not to mention the far graver human suffering such events can cause. And with electronic data exchange becoming an ever more critical part of interlinked value chains, worries about data security and industrial espionage are becoming more pronounced. Reason enough to focus on the topic of supply chain security for the fourth publication of our T&L 2030 series.

PwC, in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Institute of the EBS European Business School, recently conducted a RealTime Delphi survey of 80 panellists in 25 countries. Our new report draws upon the results of this survey, as well as incorporating a security risk profile that transportation & logistics companies can use to analyse the security of their operations.