By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
Think protecting merchandise in stores is tough? Try securing thousands of pieces of merchandise as they travel the world by boat, truck, and plane. Supply chain theft is a huge source of profit erosion for retailers and a difficult one to remedy. As merchandise travels thousands of miles, crosses many jurisdictions, and gets handled by hundreds of third parties en route, steps must be taken to ensure it arrives and that it arrives in a suitable condition for sale. Shannon Rogers, vice president of global security at CEVA Logistics, discusses recent advances in global supply chain security.