Global Supply Chain Security

press release
Monday, December 17, 2012

In this timely work, James Giermanski describes the advent and subsequent development of security operations in the global supply chain, outlining the respective contributions of governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders to this worldwide concern.


Global Supply Chain Security explores the potential impact of port-related catastrophic events in the United States and their effects worldwide, concentrating, in particular, on the United States’ contribution to global container security. Offering insights on deficiencies in U.S. policies, Giermanski underscores the vulnerabilities in the supply chain that U.S. government agencies have ignored, avoided, and even denied. Global Supply Chain Security treats both the terrestrial and maritime borders of the United States reserving for special analysis the threat to the nation’s southern border of materials in transshipment, in-bond, and of hazardous materials, as well as the questionable leadership exhibited by the Department of Homeland Security in its diagnosis and treatment of these threats. Finally, Giermanski covers the important role played by the private sector and the off-the-shelf, innovative products introduced supply chain management and security.

“Global Supply Chain Security is an exemplary and comprehensive examination of the Department of Homeland Security's initiatives to protect our nation's supply chain and a must-read for everyone. Giermanski's thorough examination of the vulnerabilities and the steps taken to fix the glaring gaps clearly reinforces the importance of continuing to be ever vigilant to terrorist attacks on this important segment of our economy.” — K. Denise Rucker Krepp, Senior Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee


Dr. James R. Giermanski is the Chairman of Powers Global Holdings, Inc., and President of Powers International, LLC, an international transportation security company. He served as Regents Professor at Texas A&M International University, and as an adjunct graduate faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was Director of Transportation and Logistics Studies, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at Texas A&M International University. He has authored over 150 articles, books, and monographs with most focusing on container and supply chain security, international transportation and trade issues and for five years wrote the International Insight column in Logistics Management. He has appeared nationally as a special guest on the FOX News Channel’s Special Report with Brit Hume, CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, BBC, Voice of America and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in addition to many local and regional affiliates.

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