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

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19

Beyond Security

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• Increasing operational efficiencies through low-cost technology

• Monitoring vendor compliance

• Reducing damage/spoilage with same products used for security purposes

• Allowing logistics needs drive the use of tracking systems and budget with security as the secondary benefit

The benefits of a secure supply chain go beyond reduction in cargo theft losses. While covert tracking devices, trackable locks, and other electronic equipment are tremendous assets to protect in-transit cargo, that is only one of numerous functions they can perform. By using this same technology as a logistics management tool, shippers and their logistics providers can gain incredible insight into the functionality of ...

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