WIT Press


Analyzing Risk Factors For Highway Theft In Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130391

Volume

134

Pages

10

Page Range

437 - 446

Published

2014

Size

439 kb

Author(s)

E. de la Torre, C. Martner, J. Martínez, E. Olivares & E. Moreno

Abstract

In recent years thefts in the Mexican trucking sector have increased, causing huge losses to carriers, so a study to know the risk factors faced by the motor carriers seems pertinent. Security is a relatively recent topic in logistics and supply chain studies, mainly based on conceptual views and qualitative data on operational disruptions in the supply chain and security issues related to terrorism. This article aims to identify variables influencing the risk of trucking robbery in Mexico, providing information to facilitate security assessments of freight, and the planning of security schemes for companies. To identify these risk variables a statistical analysis of the available national information on freight thefts is done, determining a first set of variables to design a survey applied to experts in supply chain security based on the Delphi method. Results allow us to confirm the variables or suggest new ones, showing their influence on the risk. Keywords: supply chain risk, security, theft.

Keywords

supply chain risk, security, theft