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Mitigating maritime disruptions: evidence from the Australian-Indonesian wheat supply chain


Gurning, ROS and Cahoon, S and Nguyen, H-O and Achmadi, T, Mitigating maritime disruptions: evidence from the Australian-Indonesian wheat supply chain, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 3, (4) pp. 406-429. ISSN 1756-6525 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJSTL.2011.041135


supply chain networks on a transportation and distribution platform of international, regional, and domestic trade. These maritime operations have the potential capability to generate wide-scale disruptive effects to other tiers in the supply chain. This paper explains the many categories of risks, which may arise from natural disasters, strikes, interruptions of maritime services including terrorists, economic disruptions, infrastructure and inland accessibility, all of which may create disruptions in supply chains. Through an analysis of data collected from a telephone survey of wheat exporters and importers in Australia and Indonesia, factors causing maritime disruptions in wheat supply chains in these countries are identified. In addition, the findings from the survey also shed light on various effective strategies that mitigate the maritime disruption risks. Based on the analysis results and relevant literature, the paper then discusses the implications for the implementation of management systems intended to cope with maritime disruption risks.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:maritime disruptions; supply chain risks; telephone survey; Australia; Indonesia
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Gurning, ROS (Mr Raja Gurning)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:77324
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2012-03-30
Last Modified:2018-04-12
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