Logistics security in the spotlight

May 2015 Conferences & Events, News

Last week, Hi-Tech Security Solutions and South African chapter of the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA), held an Executive Breakfast event to discuss the latest in security as it pertains to the logistics market.

Steven Lashmar, marketing and sales manager at TÜV Rheinland Quality Services South Africa, delivered the keynote presentation giving a high-level overview of the need for security and risk management standards, focusing on the impact security processes can have on a business when the processes are aligned with business objectives.

When done correctly, Lashmar says implementing security processes according to standards is not a burden, but it empowers companies to focus on their core business goals. He believes the adoption and implementation of standards must reflect in the business’s bottom line, either through cost savings or revenue generation.

Massimo Carelle, risk manager at Ingram Micro South Africa followed, narrowing the focus to standards and best practices associated with securing goods in a warehouse. Carelle highlighted a number of aspects critical to ensuring the goods in a warehouse remain secure, from the time they arrive to the time they are shipped out. He broke the security process down into stages, from the perimeter right into the warehouse, including the people working onsite.

The final presentation was from Andre Du Venage, MD of Secure Logistics, who focused on the task of securing goods in transit. He started by highlighting the realities of the criminal threats to goods in transit, not the official statistics. He then went on to discuss the potential solutions to transit security, including people, processes and technology in the answer.

Five sponsors had their specialities on display during the event and introduced attendees to their innovative solutions to various security headaches. A full report on the conference will appear in the July issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions.


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