Technical Article Shared: Lost Prevention-Security assessment in your supply chain management
Techical Article Shared:Lost Prevention-Security assessment in your supply chain management
C-TPAT (Security Assessment for Supply Chain) is well-known as an effective mean for anti-terrorism. Since 2001, it has been a benchmark on supply chain security assessment of many American enterprises. In traditional security assessment, we pay attention to each link from production, delivery, transportation to shelf of the products in order to make sure terrorism is excluded from the entire supply chain. But today, the market demands give the assessment broader and more valuable contents – lost prevention.
Why to prevent lost? On one hand, it focuses on economic benefits of the factories and customers. The loss may cause repetitive works and cause waste of manpower and financial resources, thus lead to delay in delivery and cause a series of negative effects. On the other hand, it protects the intellectual property of the customer. Once a new product is lost before entering market, it may cause disclosure of the design, and counterfeit products may enter the market at the same time or even before your patented products. This will cause uncountable loss to the brand image and value of the customer.
For example, a sample product in a factory is stolen, it has to be reproduced and all processes must be repeated, and on the other hand, large quantity of counterfeit products will enter the market before the product of the customer, causing great loss to the customer. The customer may be even less confident with the factory and the future cooperation will be influenced.What can factories do to prevent lost and the great loss? The supply chain security assessment offers the factory and customer a feasible program.
It covers entire production and logistic links. Through establishing supply chain security management system and making objective third-party assessment, it makes sure each link will establish conforming physical facilities, define responsibilities and processes, provide awareness training and conduct complete inspection and monitoring, to ensure each link is under control and no chance for thieves.
At present, SGS is cooperating with some famous brands to help factories establish daily security monitoring system from anti-terrorism to product safety to ensure supply chain security. Its benefit is obvious and will win trusts from customers.
Ms Alexis Shu
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