Cargo Theft from the Inside


CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly Staff recently released an article about cargo theft, but not of the variety that is commonly considered.  Their recent article covered the topic of cargo theft from the inside of a company, and some details surrounding it. Read this for a synopsis of what the writing team had to say, and click the link at the bottom of this page to read the full article.

When you think about cargo theft and cargo protection, it is sometimes assumed that the threat comes from outside your company, and that it sometimes is far outside of your control.  However, a large amount of cargo theft comes from inside of a company itself. The workers can sometimes join forces with the “criminal organizations”, being persuaded to “share data on shipments and routes”. 

Some of the most commonly stolen items are perishables, such as food, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and tobacco, according to the article. The reason that these “criminal organizations” turn to the insiders to complete cargo theft plans, is because security protocols have become stronger and more intricate over time.  The thieves need someone who knows the ins and outs of the company and its cargo so that they can successfully steal the products.  

A very important thing to consider is that you must know who you are working with.  Be sure that your employees are individuals that you trust, and always know who is handling your product and when they are doing so.  If you sense something is wrong, speak up before it is too late. Catching cargo thieves before they steal your cargo is the best way to save money and time later on. 

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