Supply Chain Security: Protecting Your Cargo from Theft and Damage
CG Logistics recognises that safe and secure transportation of goods is a top priority for their clients. It is the main reason that the company has implemented a robust supply chain security system to safeguard cargo from theft and damage.
The Risks of Cargo Theft and Damage
Cargo theft and damage are major threats to the security of the supply chain. Some of the types of cargo theft and damage can involve pilferage, hijacking, and damage from accidents or environmental factors.
- Pilferage: This takes place when small amounts of cargo are stolen over time, generally by employees, without being noticed in an immediate manner. There are a number of ways in which pilferage can take place, such as by removing small items or skimming off the top of a container.
- Hijacking: This takes place when cargo is stolen through force, such as by hijacking a truck or breaking into a warehouse.
- Damage: Cargo can be damaged through accidents during transportation, environmental factors, or mishandling.
Supply Chain Security Measures Implemented by CG Logistics
CG Logistics has applied a range of supply chain security measures to protect cargo from theft and damage. They perform a detailed risk assessment for each shipment for the purpose of identifying probable risks and ascertaining the suitable security steps required to reduce them. They plan the safest and most secure route for each shipment, considering elements such as road conditions, traffic patterns, and potential risks along the way. They employ trained security personnel who observe and protect the cargo during transportation and at all points in the supply chain. They also implemented technology such as GPS tracking, surveillance cameras, and tamper-evident seals to increase security and monitor cargo in real-time.
Best Practises for Supply Chain Security
Shippers can follow a number of best practises to ensure the security of their cargo. These involve performing a detailed risk analysis for every shipment, working with reliable carriers and logistics providers who have robust supply chain security measures in place, applying technology such as GPS tracking and security cameras to observe cargo in real-time, applying physical security measures such as locks, alarms, and tamper-evident seals, and training employees on supply chain security best practises and procedures.
Through the implementation of strong supply chain security measures, such as those employed by CG Logistics, shippers can safeguard their cargo from theft and damage and ensure safe and protected transportation.