Supply chain security orientation in the pharmaceutical industry

Show simple item record Van Niekerk, S. Niemann, Wesley Kotze, Theuns G. Mocke, Kelvinne 2018-04-16T09:22:46Z 2018-04-16T09:22:46Z 2017
dc.description.abstract Supply chain security orientation is an abstract phenomenon, which, up to now, has received little research attention. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to explore the supply chain security orientation of firms participating in the South African pharmaceutical supply chain with the aim of identifying specific risks and of understanding supply chain security perceptions, the drivers of supply chain security orientation, and the moderators of supply chain security orientation. Ten participants employed within pharmaceutical organisations participated in this descriptive, qualitative study. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews. The findings indicate hijacking, syndicates and general theft as the main risks in the South African pharmaceutical supply chain. Securityrelated partnerships and business process backups are the most neglected aspects of supply chain security orientation within the pharmaceutical supply chain. Regarding the supply chain security orientation, insurance should be considered as a way to recover from security breaches and not just a way to recover financial losses. The main drivers of supply chain security orientation were identified as corporate governance, compliance with rules and regulations, the benefits of introducing risk management processes, and the occurrence of risk events. en_ZA
dc.description.department Business Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Niekerk, S., Niemann, W., Kotze, T.G. & Mocke, K.. 2017, 'Supply chain security orientation in the pharmaceutical industry', Southern African Business Review, vol. 21, pp. 446-479. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1998-8125 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 1561-896X (print)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Copyright. Southern African Business Review, College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa. en_ZA
dc.subject Qualitative en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Supply chain security en_ZA
dc.subject Supply chain risk en_ZA
dc.subject Pharmaceutical industry en_ZA
dc.title Supply chain security orientation in the pharmaceutical industry en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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