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Sensitech: Risk of Cargo Theft High Across U.S.
The United States is considered a high risk for supply chain operations due to the prevalence of organized groups of cargo thieves, their sophistication, and the overall volume and value of cargo thefts perpetrated, according to the 2017 Global Cargo Theft Risk Assessment report published by Sensitech Inc. Organized cargo theft groups are a major threat in the United States because they utilize low-risk tactics to obtain “the most desirable and easily liquidated” products.Read More >
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment for Shipping Lanes
Cargo theft is a significant concern in the pharmaceutical supply chain as unnecessary product loss may result in (restricted) unavailability of medicinal products to patients. This article co-authored by Rafik Bishara and Sensitech's Stefan Surpitski outlines a comprehensive "Shipping Lane Security Risk Assessment Model" and important "Shipping Lane Security Risk Assessment Criteria".Read More>
Is A Truly Integrated Food Supply Chain Achievable?
In this article from Food Logistics Magazine, Grant Woolf, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Sensitech Inc., explains how tracking technology is evolving to help provide customers real-time visibility to shipments in transit, accurately measure logistics performance, and drive improvements within the supply chain.Read More>
Avoiding Pitfalls in Temperature Monitoring
In this article from Specialty Pharmacy Continuum, Rafik Bishara, Ph.D., explains how the cold chain is more than just the process of keeping specialty drugs within a desired temperature range, from the point they leave the manufacturer to the moment the patient opens the packages, and should include focusing on ambient and control room temperature, in addition to the frozen and refrigerated conditions.Read More>
Report Cites Pharma Industry for Not Reporting Cargo Thefts
A new report commissioned by Sensitech and written by Marv Shepherd, a professor emeritus and former director of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Studies at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, states that the under-reporting of pharmaceutical cargo theft in Europe is "contributing to misinformation and a sense of false security within the industry," and the industry must act quickly or risk an increase in crime from these "sophisticated" groups.Read More>
The Hidden Supply Chain Behind Valentine's Day Flowers
High volume, perishable products, fickle winter weather and long transportation routes mean that the supply chain must be working smoothly to get fresh Valentine's Day flowers in the customers’ hands at the right time.Read More>
Experts Warn Pharma to Take Precautions Against Thanksgiving Thefts
In this article from In-Pharma Technologist, experts say holiday drug and API thefts are becoming less frequent but pharmaceutical firms still need to take precautions this Thanksgiving.Read More >
FDA to Finalize FSMA Sanitary Transport Rule
This article by Marc Beasley explains how Documentation, Training and Communication of the FSMA Sanitary Transport Rule minimizes the risk of foodborne illness, secures the integrity and safety of food, complies with standards and regulations, and increases supply chain visibility for all participants.Read More >
U.S. Representative Vela Visits Global Headquarters
U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX), member of the House Agriculture Committee and House Committee on Homeland Security member, visited Austin, TX.Read More >
Electronic Freight Security (EFS)—What to Expect
As cargo criminals become more sophisticated and daring, global manufacturers, logistics companies, and supply chain stakeholders look to EFS programs as ways to securely protect their supply chains and cargo.Read More >