In this paper, a network analysis based model that focuses on finding the relations among individual and non-individual supply chain actors and their informational attributes is presented. The model provides an intelligible view of the structure of the supply chain network, by which it is possible to describe the contribution of network position to the relevance, influence, prominence and, most importantly, the power of an actor in a network. Mathematical coefficients measuring these aspects and their interrelations are derived. Case studies are presented to showcase the tool’s capabilities for researching threats in the supply chain.
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