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Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security by Dan Burges

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High Tech

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• Historical perspective of cargo theft

• Introduction of industry collaboration to combat cargo theft

• Analysis of theft trends in high-tech sector

• Discussion about the most targeted items by cargo criminals

Background

Cargo theft as we know it today began during the high-tech boom of the 1990s, with the proliferation of the computer industry by companies such as Compaq, Dell, HP, and others. With this boom came a new-found problem, cargo theft, which was largely unrecognized as it slowly crept into our supply chain until the problem became rampant, causing significant and adverse financial and operational impact on these companies.

During the latter half of the 1990s, security in the high-tech ...

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