Since the 9.11 terrorist attack in 2001, fears have grown that seaports would be exploited or disrupted by the act of terrorism. As a result, to safeguard global marine trade while enabling legitimate cargoes to move faster and more efficiently through the supply chain to ports, lots of multinational initiatives and nationwide legislation have been introduced.
Such newly-adopted regulations forced port terminal operators to establish the Supply Chain Security Management(SCSM) system on the global standards while carrying out their original functions of loading and discharging cargoes.
This paper aims to identify the roles of terminal operators in terms of the SCSM, to distinguish difference in commencing the activities among various types of operators and ultimately, to examine the effects of the SCSM on their managerial performance.
This dissertation is organized as follows:
(1) Chapter 1 describes backgrounds, purpose, scope and structure of the study
(2) Chapter 2 theoretically examines the concept of the Supply Chain Management and recent academic development. In addition, it reviews precedent studies on the SCSM and business guidelines for terminal operators extracted from the ISPS code.
(3) Chapter 3 establishes the model and suggests the null and the alternative hypotheses. It also explains research methodology.
(4) Chapter 4 performs empirical analyses. MANOVA is used to test the hypothesis on the relationship between types of operators and commencement of SCSM the regression model is used to test the hypothesis on the effects of the SCSM activities on the managerial performance.
(5) Chapter 5 summarizes the whole paper and suggests implications and limits of the study.