IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international security firm, is pleased to release a three-pronged approach for individuals and organizations on Supply Chain Security (SCM). In-house or third-party expertise in supply chain security consulting and the necessary proactive security measures are important differentiating factors to support secure SCM international operations.
The pharmaceutical industry often needs to protect the manufacturing, shipment, and distribution of theft-prone products and raw material. A simply worded goal for this industry is to ensure that raw materials and finished goods remain in their intended manufacturing channels and distribution.
Unfortunately, those responsible for product theft and loss may have a sophisticated understanding of supply chain processes and the measures deployed to exploit existing security weaknesses. In response, this IMG article covers several simple and straightforward approaches to supply chain security management.
Supply Chain Security: Who is at Risk
Any organization engaged in the manufacture and shipment of high-value or attractive and salable products or raw material is at risk. Operational and distribution errors or failures may also precipitate manufacturing disruptions to deliver essential parts or components, particularly in complex channels that demand on time, every time delivery of finished product or components.
High-value and easily disposable product theft in extended supply chains is a major concern, especially when security weaknesses have not been identified and product shipment must continue unabated. This recent article on CNBC shows that supply chains are prime targets for attack.
The Essential Supply Chain Security Protective Program
At the highest level, the strategy should specify the organization’s overall security posture. For example, SCM policies should encompass logistics-related activities involving manufacturing, materials management, warehousing, distribution and transportation.
Supply chain owners and participants should utilize Global Security best practices and sophisticated risk assessment and investigation tools to determine appropriate protective strategies.
How to Contact SCM Professionals if Losses are Suspected
If product loss, theft, diversion, substitution, or counterfeit is suspected, steps must be quickly taken to determine the root cause. In extended supply chains, this may be easier said than done since minor lapses, discrepancies, or criminal acts in one part of the process may only become apparent with significant losses, and the relationship between these events may initially be unclear.
Learn More About Supply Chain Security Consulting & Countermeasures
Supply chain losses continue to be a significant threat, and security professionals should take steps to neutralize them. Please click to learn more about the supply chain security consulting services offered by IMG.
About IMG GlobalSecur
IMG GlobalSecur is a leading firm in international security and SCM. Corporate or business organizations concerned about the need for detailed and robust international security planning can reach out to IMG GlobalSecur for assistance. The company’s expert security consultants provide executive, employee, PIP, and expatriate travel security, threat and risk assessments, crisis management planning, and more.