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dc.contributor.advisorJames B. Rice, Jr., and Yosef Sheffi.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Abby Sophiaen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-02T18:53:30Z
dc.date.available2006-02-02T18:53:30Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/31154
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and, (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 92-95).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to understand the role that organizational culture plays in creating secure and resilient supply chains. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the government's subsequent response, propelled supply chain security and resilience to the forefront of industry's concerns. Public-private partnerships such as the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) have capitalized upon these concerns and created incentives for industry to address supply chain security and resilience both internally and with their external partners. The thesis studies how companies manage supply chain security and resilience, and specifically the role that organizational culture plays in instilling their importance into the organization. Senior security executives at twenty-three companies across a variety of industries were interviewed. Companies were selected based on information previously known about their high performance in the supply chain security and resilience arenas. Interviewees were questioned about their company's security and business continuity programs, and how they relate to the company's overall corporate culture. Schein's organizational culture framework was used to analyze observations on three levels: artifacts, espoused values, and basic underlying assumptions. Each level of culture is summarized, and key success factors for creating a supply chain security culture are proposed. Before implementing these key success factors, it is recommended that companies understand the supply chain security context, specifically the need for supply chain security, the primary drivers behind supply chain security, and the overall corporate culture.en_US
dc.description.abstract(cont.) The high performance of the companies included in this study suggest that implementation of the proposed key success factors, in alignment with a company's supply chain security objectives and corporate culture, should increase supply chain security and resilience performance throughout the company.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Abby Sophia Benson.en_US
dc.format.extent121 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent13517924 bytes
dc.format.extent13533129 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.titleThe role of organizational culture in creating secure and resilient supply chainsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
dc.identifier.oclc61206270en_US


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