With growing integration of the United States, with Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in particular, supply chain security for those countries is of paramount importance.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 8, 2013
The Incident Management Group, Inc. (IMG), a leading firm in the international security industry, has announced an alert on supply chain management security for Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina due to a rash of recent criminal events. Supply chain management, of course, involves the movement of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from the point of manufacture to distributors or consumers. Unfortunately, high value goods can become magnets for criminal activity.
“Business today is more international than ever,” said Christopher Hagon, managing partner of IMG. “With growing integration of the United States with Mexico, Brazil and Argentina in particular, supply chain security for those countries is of paramount importance. Recent disturbances have motivated us to issue an advisory for our clients on supply chain management security.”
To learn more about supply chain security, including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, please visit http://www.theimg.com/supply-chain-logistics-security-consulting. There one can find a wealth of information on supply chain security, as well as contact forms for direct consultations with the IMG Group.
Public vs. Confidential Information on Supply Chain Security: The Value of Private Alerts
Many public news organizations are reporting increased supply chain problems. Land Line Magazine, for example, reports food and drinks remain the top target of cargo thieves in Mexico. (http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=2552).
According to the article, of 295 cargo thefts in Mexico from April to June, 2013, 30% of them involved food and drink up from 26% for the previous period. In the IMG Daily Briefing, IMG readers are alerted to serious events in Mexico, again in a confidential format not published on public websites.
The value of the IMG daily briefing and being an IMG subscriber is that many alerts are not public because companies do not want to publicize supply chain problems. Similarly, many common countries with supply chain problems - Mexico, Argentina, or Brazil, to name a few - are loathe to publicize problems in their countries for fear of frightening away foreign investors.
That said, developing countries like Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil remain good opportunities for sourcing products and building factors yet may expose a company to supply chain risk. Consulting with a top security company is one mechanism to stay ahead of the curve.