In the decade that has passed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, security has taken on an increasingly more significant role in the global supply chain. What was an afterthought to transporting goods to the right place at the right time is now a crucial aspect of supply chain management around the globe. Manufacturing, transporting, and delivering goods safely and securely is as important—and as complex—as it has ever been. The risks have not changed dramatically since then, but the events raised awareness of the number of security threats for all types of logistics chains. SIS is dedicated to security initiatives, understands our client’s logistics and security needs and we work closely with our clients to maintain a safe secure environment. Effective security programs consider the supply chain from end-to-end. They are multi-faceted and multi-layered; a single best practice does not constitute an effective supply chain security program.
SIS in conjunction with the Cargo Security Alliance are committed to the identification, development and propagation of Best Practices in cargo security across the global land, sea and air supply chain. Cargo Security Best Practices incorporate a system of checks and balances, protocols, oversight, accountability and verification of reliability throughout each aspect and node of the supply chain. The air transportation system has clearly been the mode of choice for terrorists, so air cargo specifically is a huge concern. Air cargo is vulnerable to a number of potential terrorist actions, For example, a bomb placed in cargo carried on a passenger plane could lead to a mass-casualty event; while a stowaway in a cargo freighter could hijack the plane and use it as a weapon. When it comes to ocean cargo, nuclear bombs, radioactive materials and explosives, weapons, or even terrorist operatives can be concealed in marine containers. These threats could cause mass casualties, severe material and infrastructure damage, and economic harm from subsequent port closures.
THREATS TO PRODUCT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the business sector has increased awareness and resources. This unfortunate historic event brought the security of transportation to the forefront, particularly in the U.S., and new initiatives were installed to complement existing ones (e.g., C-TPAT and TAPA). We understand the product is vulnerable to theft and tampering throughout the logistics channel. It is perhaps worthwhile to define these terms: ‘theft’ is the unlawful removal in part or whole of the shipment of product, while ‘tampering’ refers to the unlawful disturbance of the shipment of product in part or whole. Tampering includes the removal of product from the packaging, the exchange of substandard or counterfeit product with the original quality product, or the introduction of other materials for illegal transportation or terrorist activity (e.g., piggy-backing illicit items such as illegal drugs or weapons). It is our desire to secure all threats and move progressively forward towards an efficient and effective security supply chain program.
Our Security Solutions:
- Access & Intrusion Control
- Armed/Unarmed Security
- Badge and ID Administration
- Container/Trailer Inspections
- Direct Trailer Drops
- Employee & Vehicle Traffic Monitoring
- K9 Protection/Detection, if applicable
- Key and Sensitive Are Access Control
- Parking Enforcement
- Security Vehicle Patrol
- Truck Screening
- Visitors Screening/Escort