Security Research Centre, School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
Over the last few years, the materials and distribution management has developed into a broader strategic approach known as electronic supply chain management by means of information technology. This paper attempts to visibly describe supply chain management information security concepts which are necessary for managers to know about. So, the depth of information presented in this paper is calibrated for managers, not technical security employees or agents. Global supply chains are exposed to diverse types of risks that rise along with increasing globalization. Electronic supply chains will be more vulnerable from information security (IS) aspect among other types of supply chains. The current paper reviews security and supply chain literatures and then investigates framework of information technology in supply chain management. Areas of supply chain which need security attention are then proposed in e-supply chain information security framework and this will be considered as a guideline for managers to find out if their e-supply chain network is secure enough.