Brewing a new security system

July 2010 Security Services & Risk Management

South African Breweries (SAB) has completed trials for the use of indicative security seals on its taut liners. The seals are supplied to SAB by Vikela Aluvin (Aluvin) South Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of security sealing products and solutions.

Neil Thuynsma, SAB primary distribution divisional manager, says that the trials were a success and that shrinkage has been reduced as a result. “Our customer feedback has been very positive especially in terms of the significant reduction in the middle crate syndrome – where the contents of a crate in the middle of the load are stolen,” says Thuynsma.

The system entails every taut liner load being sealed in a specific configuration, for the back trailer, six seals on the curtain (three on each side) and two on the ratchets, and, for the front trailer, one seal on each side of the trailer and two on the ratchets bringing to 12 the total number

of seals for each trip. Each seal is embossed with a unique number and either SAB or ABI.

The vehicle is loaded, checked under camera surveillance at gate security, and the driver signs that the paperwork and the truck contents agree. The security seals are then applied and their unique numbers recorded. At the destination, the seals are checked by security and, if there are any discrepancies or evidence of tampering, the load is offloaded, isolated and fully audited.

According to Thuynsma, one of the advantages of the system is the time saved. “50% of the cost of a vehicle is its fixed cost, which basically translates into time. If a vehicle arrives with seals intact, which is most often the case, the truck does not have to be fully audited and is allowed to drive straight into the warehouse saving significantly on time,” he says. “This is in spite of the fact that random checks are still carried out on two pallets.”

If there is any irregularity with the seals, any missing stock is charged to the transport contractor while, in the case of the seals being intact but product missing, the depot can charge the factory. “This accountability is perhaps the most significant plus of the system,” says Thuynsma.

Aluvin national sales manager Tanya Buitendach says the trials have given her company the opportunity to learn about the SAB process. “We have ironed out some initial teething problems and we are now on track to ensure the success of the system going forward.”

“With more than 210 000 taut liner trips a year this is an account we are taking very seriously,” she concluded.

For more information contact Vikela Aluvin, +27 (0)11 825 3648, kevinn@aluvin.co.za





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Understanding the power of digital identity
Access Control & Identity Management Security Services & Risk Management Financial (Industry)
The way we perceive business flourishing is undergoing a paradigm shift, as digital identity and consumer consent redefine the dynamics of transactions, says Shanaaz Trethewey.

Read more...
What you can expect from digital identity in 2024
Access Control & Identity Management Security Services & Risk Management
As biometric identity becomes a central tenet in secure access to finance, government, telecommunications, healthcare services and more, 2024 is expected to be a year where biometrics evolve and important regulatory conversations occur.

Read more...
More than just a criminal record check
iFacts Security Services & Risk Management
When it comes to human-related risks, organisations and their most senior leaders focus on a narrow set of workforce risks, the potential risks that human workers pose to the business.

Read more...
Tech developments lead hologram growth in 2024
News & Events Security Services & Risk Management
Micro-lenses, micro-mirrors and plasmonics are among the rapidly-emerging optical devices that have evolved on the back of holographic and diffractive technologies, and are seen as part of the natural evolution of optical science by R&D teams.

Read more...
Are you leaving money on the table?
Editor's Choice Security Services & Risk Management
How many customers have you helped since starting your business? Where does most of your new business come from? If the answer is not from your database’s existing customers, you might have a problem.

Read more...
The business value of ChatGPT
Security Services & Risk Management Risk Management & Resilience
Transparency, policy and integrity. It is critical for organisations to have a line of sight into processes and procedures that clearly define employee use cases when it comes to ChatGPT, says Lizaan Lewis, Head of the Legal Department at Altron Systems Integration.

Read more...
BMS for smaller businesses
Security Services & Risk Management Products & Solutions Risk Management & Resilience
Small businesses can also benefit from tailored energy management solutions just like large corporations. Effective energy management is essential for more sustainable and efficient operations.

Read more...
Kidnapping for ransom
News & Events Security Services & Risk Management Risk Management & Resilience
There has been an 8,6% increase in reported kidnapping cases in South Africa compared to last year, with 3 854 cases reported between April and June this year, leaving ordinary South Africans increasingly vulnerable.

Read more...
The difference between a SOP and a SOP
Residential Estate (Industry) Integrated Solutions Security Services & Risk Management Risk Management & Resilience
SOPs are a touchy issue that need careful attention and automation to ensure they deliver the desired security results. Beyond design and automation, implementation is the ultimate road to success.

Read more...
Scoping out potential estates
Alwinco Security Services & Risk Management
When an intruder surveys a residential estate of 200 houses, they see at least 200 cars, 400 cell phones, 400 computers, 200 flat screen TVs, 600 bank cards, and various other items of value.

Read more...