Juha Hintsa

Juha Hintsa
Cross-border Research Association, Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD in Management

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Introduction
Dr. Juha Hintsa is a senior researcher, lecturer and consultant in supply chain security and global trade facilitation. In 2005 he founded Cross-border Research Association, CBRA, (www.cross-border.org) as an independent research institute to focus on supply chain security and trade facilitation research - acting as the Executive Director and a Board Member. He has around 70 publications in academic and practitioner journals and proceedings, as well as in governmental and industry reports.
Additional affiliations
December 2005 - present
Cross-border Research Association, Lausanne, Switzerland
Position
  • Founder and CEO
January 2003 - December 2007
University of Lausanne
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (70)
Technical Report
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A key input of cigarette production is a commodity, intermediate product, or a piece of machinery that is critical to industrial-scale cigarette production. A cigarette making operation, whether legal or illegal, must have a reliable access to the complete set of key inputs in right quantities to be able to make and pack cigarettes. The main compon...
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Decision-making supported by digital ecosystems has been increasingly studied during recent years, especially due to improved technical capabilities to collect, store, and analyze large amounts of data. The literature recognizes that these systems can reduce response time of managers and enhance a cost-efficient recovery of supply chains. However,...
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Risk-based and data-driven approaches to customs operations have formed the foundation of customs control activities in Europe since many years. Risk-based controls allow customs to focus on high-risk traffic, facilitate low-risk traffic, and this way oversee cross-border trade without disrupting the flow of goods. Data, the number one commodity of...
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Digital economy and globalisation have radically changed the way how companies and consumers buy and sell goods. Web stores, online payment services, and global delivery services allow consumers to order goods from all around the world with just a few clicks on their web browsers. In the wake of booming e-commerce, customs worldwide have witnessed...
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Our society is facing big challenges and public organizations have a key role in addressing these, as well as providing public funding for innovation. Many innovation projects however result in a proof-of-concept and deliver initial results but experience issues with upscaling further to realize impact. In the EU, innovation networks are emerging t...
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The recent large number of catastrophic events, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters and pandemics, has drawn attention to the vulnerability of supply chains and the capability of IT system to monitor, predict and counteract adverse events. Experts agree that visibility and information sharing are fundamental tools to enhance the management...
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The European commercial road freight transport sector faces many security threats today. While cargo theft continues to be a multi-billion-euro problem for the European transport sector, irregular immigrants and terrorists pose additional security risks to international trucking operations – the former are boarding trucks clandestinely to cross bor...
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The Compendium consists of 18 supply chain security research papers and related articles coauthored by Dr. Juha Hintsa, the founder of the Cross-border Research Association (CBRA), and several of his colleagues at HEC University of Lausanne, EPFL, Aalto University etc., during the years of 2005 to 2014. Dr. Juha Hintsa is a senior researcher, lectu...
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According to OECD, transnational criminal networks profit from trafficking and illegal trades in drugs, arms, persons, toxic waste, natural resources, counterfeit consumer goods, and wildlife: billions of dollars from these activities flow through the global economy each year distorting local economies, diminishing legitimate business revenues, det...
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Proper design and implementation of AEO (and other Trusted Trader) benefits for the compliant supply chain companies is crucial for Customs administration worldwide, while without an attractive, sustainable benefit scheme the cargo owners and logistics sector companies are unlikely to be willing to invest money and time to become (and stay) AEO cer...
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The purpose of this paper is to determine the main security threats in supply chains, to understand gaps in today’s supply chain management strategies and to make recommendations to enhance security in the context of supply chain management. Previous research lacks comprehensive studies and recommendations about how supply chain managers deal with...
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Purpose – Supply chain stakeholders may perceive security risks differently and thereby misalign mitigation strategies. Hence, causing weak spots in supply chains and thereby disruptions. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether supply chain companies actually perceive security risks and effectiveness of mitigation strategies differently....
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In a period of extreme urbanisation, overconsumption, and extensive production of waste and pollution, the environment is under greater pressure than ever before. The adverse effects of this go well beyond strictly environmental impacts, by seriously undermining economies and livelihoods, good governance, and the rule of law. Having reached signifi...
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This study characterizes and synthetizes reports that the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent government watchdog organization, has published on supply chain security (SCS) since 2005. The study follows a systematic and transparent protocol for examining the 25 identified GAO documents. The document review reveals benefits and...
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This paper studies of the types of training material which needs to be developed to order to help law enforcement fight crime more effectively in the context of international supply chains. The research is based on a survey of law enforcement officials and policy makers, concerned education and training matters. The results of this study highlight...
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Illegal exports of waste electrical and electronic equipment –WEEE – from industrial to developing countries is a growing criminal phenomena posing serious threats to the human health and the environment. Several loopholes in the current jurisdictional systems along the supply chain in the European Union; deficiencies in law enforcement capacity, k...
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This feasibility study on the “Global Customs Revenue Benchmarking Database” was mandated by the Swiss Federal Customs Administration, and executed by the Cross-border Research Association of Lausanne, Switzerland. The study has the following two main objectives: - To understand the current situation on tax types collected and knowledge on cost of...
Technical Report
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The research undertaken by the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project found that in Europe, only 35% (3.3 million tons) of all the e-waste discarded in 2012, ended up in the officially reported amounts of collection and recycling systems. The other 65% (6.15 million tons) was either: • exported (1.5 million tons), • recycled under non-complia...
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By means of a survey, this paper explores the current state of play regarding cross-border trade and logistics operations in Switzerland and thereafter it highlights possible future developments and potential benefits. In particular, the survey aims: (1) To identify how customs declarations are filed, (2) To understand the companies? knowledge abou...
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The objective of this paper is to provide qualitative descriptions and quantitative estimates on the volumes and values as well on socio-economic damages of a variety of illicit cross-border freight logistics import flows –in the research context of three European case countries, which are Latvia, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The specific purpo...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to enhance the understanding about how energy supply chains work to build resilience against exogenous security threats and thereafter what support mechanisms should be introduced or improved by the European Union. Design/methodology/approach – Five case studies and data collection from multiple sources is us...
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Supply chain security (SCS) management has been widely discussed among policy makers, supply chain practitioners and scientists since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. However, the extant academic literature offers only a cursory look on crime problems associated with commercial supply chains. In this study, we collect qualitative data f...
Technical Report
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Mandate for this “Authorized Economic Operator, AEO – Mutual Recognition Agreements, MRA” -study comes from the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, as part of Thailand-EU Cooperation Facility Phrase II (TEC-II), Policy Support Dialogue Component (PDSC) on “Implementation of international standards on Supply Chain Security leading to a sec...
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The adoption of e-Customs platforms to simultaneously ensure regulatory compliance and to facilitate trade is a major strategic issue for governments and customs administrations worldwide. It ensures a more cost-efficient usage of resources while preserving a smooth flow of goods across international borders. Hence, customs administrations are chal...
Technical Report
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This deliverable presents the FOCUS project’s roadmap proposal for the planning of “Security Research 2035.” The roadmap is available in a “light” version for common use, implemented on the IT-based Knowledge Platform that the project produced. The full version of the roadmap is a programmed multi-page Excel document for expert use that comprises d...
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Cross-border trade inherently involves coordination of a highly complex community of actors belonging to groups with different priorities. This management complexity is further increased with the addition of ICT, which brings in obvious benefits but also hidden risks and challenges,. Federated 'CT management is a new discipline that has emerged to...
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IntroductionLiterature ReviewRefined Approach for the Calculation of Multimodal Hazmat-Transport RiskIntended Incidents with Hazmat TransportHow to Include Security in the Modal ChoiceConclusion AcknowledgmentsBibliography
Technical Report
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The main challenges facing international intermodal container logistics include efficiency and security. These seemingly conflicting issues have a common solution: supply chain visibility, where visibility data can be shared between business and government. Technical solutions for supply chain visibility already exist, but the challenge lies in int...
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This survey paper explores the current state of play of Swiss cross-border trade and logistics operations and highlights areas for future developments. In particular, the survey aims: (1) To identify how customs declarations are filed, (2) To understand the companies’ knowledge about compliance costs, (3) To understand future developments expected...
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This research paper explores the current state of play regarding crossborder trade and logistics operations in Switzerland, aiming to identify opportunities to reduce costs and to improve efficiencies in cross-border supply chains, covering procedures, tools and services associated with import, export and transit procedures. The study present the f...
Technical Report
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Switzerland is a landlocked country surrounded by several EU member states. Customs regulations and cross-border formalities create administrative, logistical, non-compliance and possible other costs for Swiss enterprises when trading with companies located in EU member states and other regions of the world. This study explores the current state of...
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Supply chains are considered highly vulnerable in the face of man-made disruptions linked with illicit trade, crime, and terrorism. There is much vulnerability for individual criminals, organized crime and terrorist groups to exploit in trade lanes, facilities, and means of transport, shipments, products, staff, human resources and data systems. At...
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Customs administrations worldwide face challenges on optimum use of their resources, while securing and facilitating trade flows entering and exiting their respective territories. Introduction of systematic risk management can help customs management to better exploit their resources – fiscal, human resources, and technologies – in their fight agai...
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Since 2001, an avalanche of government driven security initiatives, consisting of voluntary supply chain security (SCS) programs as well as security regulations, and business community-developed security standards, have emerged. Government initiatives have the primary objective to mitigate terrorism related risks in global supply chains. Supply cha...
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This article explores five supply chain security standards from crime prevention, quality and supply chain management perspective. The study proves a resemblance how total quality management and situational crime prevention approaches affect supply chain security. However, these approaches are not embedded in supply chain security standards, though...
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An avalanche of new supply chain security (SCS) standards, programs and regulations have emerged since 2001. These have been developed and promoted by various governmental, supply chain and standardization parties. Due to political, economic, technical and legal reasons, no dominating global standard has been developed that covers all possible aspe...
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This report presents the outcomes of a feasibility study on supply chain operator needs for a possible European standard in supply chain security (SCS). The study was commissioned by the European Committee for Standardization, CEN, and funded by European Commission Directorate-General Energy and Transport, DG TREN. The study was carried out by four...
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This paper aims to explain how different supply chain security initiatives and programs affect different supply chain partners and their operational efficiency. Three in-depth cases-a global consumer goods company, a carrier, and a port operator-were studied through multiple interviews to understand how the five supply chain security initiatives af...
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Purpose – This paper aims to systematically document drivers of change and the implications they will have on international supply chain management in the coming two decades. Design/methodology/approach – This study was commissioned by the World Customs Organization (WCO) at the end of June 2006. Because of increased trade volumes, emerging complex...
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Supply Chain Security Management (SCSM) is a relatively new discipline in the field of Operations Management Research, thus lacking introductory and tutorial papers. The recent concerns on security in global supply chains are driving the introduction of new security initiatives, standards and measures to such an extent that they are becoming an int...
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Supply Chain Security Management (SCSM) is a relatively new discipline in the field of Operations Management Research, thus lacking introductory and tutorial papers. The recent concerns on security in global supply chains are driving the introduction of new security initiatives, standards and measures to such an extent that they are becoming an int...
Technical Report
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This document provides the basis for a solid understanding of the drivers for logistic and intermodal chain partners to achieve efficiency, customer service quality and security. This requires, first of all, a strong insight in chain structures, partners, processes and bottlenecks as well as the identification of the building blocks to be used for...
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This report on “The 21 Century Supply Chain Model” has been prepared for the World Customs Organization (WCO), for the benefit of customs administrations world wide. The broad research question behind the study is following: What are current trends in the international supply chain, what are the predicted or expected changes and likely future devel...
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Managing security in global supply chains has been gaining increasing attention in business and governmental agendas since the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. Since then several new voluntary government-business partnership programs have emerged to enhance security in end-to-end supply chains. However, a few programs have existed fo...