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C-TPAT and Supply Chain Effectiveness
C-TPAT and Supply Chain Effectiveness

Author(s): Stephen Sullivan, Diana Garza
Subject(s): International Law, Security and defense, Law on Economics
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: C-TPAT; supply chain security; efficiency; performance;
Summary/Abstract: There have been many unprecedented changes in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program in the 18-years of its existence. C-TPAT is a layer in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. C-TPAT program is a partnership program focused on cargo security made possible through close cooperation with international supply chain stakeholders. The efficiency of supply chains directly impacts supply chain disruptions, operational waste due to operating inefficiency, and revenue loss. This research will gather data on the benefits of C-TPAT and how this program focuses on supply chain risks ranging from cybersecurity to terrorism financing, supply chain safety, and supply chain efficiency. Supply chain efficiency is paramount in moving cargo from one point to another and achieving sustainable competitive advantage. A partnership with C-TPAT offers greater control over security implementation, reduced transaction costs, reduced inspections, and expedited shipment processing. Such a process can potentially increase business security performance and overall firm performance.

  • Page Range: 27-32
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English