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Managing Security Risks

At a Minimum Companies must be Protected against the Four most Common Security Threats


According to an Oct. 7, 2015 Forbes report, US retailers are losing $60 Billion a year to shrinkage. This is up from $40 Billion in 2013. Unfortunately, employee theft remains a top contributor to this problem. However, companies with a global reach must also pay close attention to the security of their supply chain as the frequency of cyber attacks abroad and domestically is increasing to the point where they are no longer news worthy.

The logistics security issue is broad in scope affecting both small and large companies as well as consumers who ultimately bear the cost. According to industry experts, a properly deployed security plan must address and protect the company against four common threats: theft, terrorism, piracy and physical disaster.

A comprehensive security plan includes the following... 


Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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